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THE 

LINZEE    FAMILY 

OF 

GREAT  BRITAIN 

AND 

THE  UNITED  STATES  OF  AMERICA 

AND 

THE  ALLIED  FAMILIES 

OF 

PENFOLD  HOOD  AMORY 

TILDEN  HUNT  BROWNE 

WOOLDRIDGE  EVANS 


WITH   THE   SINCERE   REGARDS   OF 
THE   AUTHOR 

JOHN   WILLIAM  LINZEE,  A.B.,  S.B. 


Volume  II. 


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SAMUEL  USHER 
BOSTON,   MASSACHUSETTS 


CHAPTER   V. 

THE   LINZEE   FAMILY  OF 
GREAT  BRITAIN  AND  THE  UNITED  STATES 

OF   AMERICA. 


SECTION  I. 
THE  LINZEE  NAME. 

The  following  ways  of  spelling  the  name  Linzee,  Linsee,  Linzie, 
Linsie,  and  the  use  of  "  y  "  instead  of  the  "i",  as  Lynzee,  Lynzye, 
etc.,  are  recognized  and  accepted,  by  the  descendants  of  Thomas 
Linzee  of  Portsea,  as  the  correct  modes  of  writing  their  name,  but 
they  have  a  decided  preference  for  the  form  Linzee  which  was  carved 
on  his  tombstone  now  resting  in  the  church-yard  of  St.  Mary's,  the 
Parish  Church  at  Kingston,  Portsea,  county  Hants,  England. 

Often  has  the  writer  been  asked  the  question,  if  the  Linzees  knew 
when  they  changed  from  the  Scottish  form  Lindsay  or  the  English 
spelling  Lindsey,  to  our  system  of  ending  the  name  with  an  "  ie  "  or 
"  ee  ",  and  the  use  of  "  z  "  instead  of  "  s  "?  Our  answer  has  been 
that  we  could  show  the  precise  spelling  Linzee  for  over  three  hundred 
years,  while  the  form  Linsee  was  even  older  and  derived  from  the 
spelling  of  the  name  in  the  more  ancient  documents  and  seals.  A 
few  instances  will  now  prove  this  statement. 

In  Raine's  North  Durham,  Appendix,  pp.  38-39,  the  seal  of  Walter 
de  Lindessie  (5),  the  ancestor  of  the  Scottish  Lindsays,  is  unfortu- 
nately mutilated  as  follows: 

"  SIG(IL)LV(M).     (GAUTI)I.    DE  LINDESSIE  ". 

Then  follows  the  seal  of  William  de  Lindeseie  (8),  the  son  of  Walter 
de  Lindessie  (5),  both  of  Ercildun,  which  is  happily  intact,  as  follows: 

"  SIGILLVM.    WILLELMI.  DE.  LINDESEIE  ". 

(See  records  in  Chapter  III.,  Section  III.;  and  the  seals  in  Vol.  I., 
just  before  Chapter  I.,  in  that  interesting  work,  "  The  Lives  of  the 
Lindsays  ",  by  Lord  Lindsay), 

The  previous  William  de  Lindeseie  of  Ercildun  was  a  witness  to  a 
grant  by  Wilham  King  of  Scots,  when  his  name  was  spelt  William  de 
Lyndsee  (Cal.  Doc.  Scot.,  11:421). 

Clearly  these  seals  show,  better  than  the  method  in  any  charter, 
how  Walter  and  Wilham  of  Ercildun  wished  their  names  to  be  spelt, 

yrV    423 


424  THE   LINZEE   NAME. 

especially  :us  the  writings  in  of  the  names  in  the  ancient  documents 
were  usually  the  work  of  scribes.  The  seal  is  the  mode  of  its  owner, 
and  therefore  should  have  precedence.  In  the  Appendix,  Vol.  I.,  of 
the  "  Lives  of  the  Lindsays  ",  charters  show  the  name  ending  with 
an  "  a  ",  "  e  ",  "  i  ",  and  "  y  ",  thus  indicating  a  variation  among 
those  who  wrote  them.  The  form  Lindeseie  appears  to  be  the  best 
of  all  the  spelhngs,  the  most  in  use,  and  existed  prior  to  1170;  it 
and  the  very  ancient  names  "  Lindissi  and  Lindisse  "  are  synony- 
mous, and  are  perhaps  a  corruption  of  the  Lindon  of  Ptolemy, 
with  the  affix  "  e  "  or  "  ey  "  meaning  "  isle  ".  (See  also  p.  8  and 
pp.  189-190). 

The  tendency  to  shorten  names,  which  time  and  common  sense 
brought  about,  when  applied  to  the  name  "  Lindeseie  ",  naturally 
reduced  it  to  Lindesei  or  Lindesee,  Lindese,  Lindsee,  Lindsie,  Lindsi, 
and  Lindes,  the  last  spelling  maintaining  the  ancient  origin  from 
Lindens-eye,  but  not  in  harmony  with  the  generally  accepted  sound 
and  appearance  of  the  name.  The  final  sound  of  "  e"  is  thus  a 
marked  characteristic  even  when  the  ending  is  with  an  "  i  "  or  "  y  ", 
and  another  feature  is  the  fact  that  the  name  is  never  properly  less 
than  two  syllables,  such  as  Lins,  Linse,  or  Lindse.  Consequently  the 
name  Lindsee  should  always  have  the  final  "  e ".  The  English 
form  Lindsey  is  of  course  in  harmony  with  the  ancient  origin,  but 
by  omitting  the  final  "  e  "  loses  much  in  both  orthography  and 
etymology. 

The  orthography  of  the  surnames  of  persons,  at  first,  was  inti- 
mately related  to  place  and  employment,  but  later  the  variations 
became  more  closely  identified  with  the  tastes  of  individuals,  there- 
fore as  the  "  s  "  and  "  z"  were  interchangeable,  it  is  not  surprising 
that  some  branches  changed  Lindsee  into  Lindzee,  since  the  sound 
of  "  z  "  is  more  easily  pronounced.  The  "  d  "  is  generally  silent,  or 
can  be  assimilated  into  "  s  "  or  "  z",  thereby  creating  the  name 
Linzee.  But,  perhaps,  it  is  more  correct  to  change  "  Lindsee  "  into 
"  Linzee  ",  as  the  sound  of  "  ds  "  is  the  same  as  that  of  "  z  ".  The 
word  Deuswounds  shortens  to  Dswounds,  which  is  the  same  as 
Zounds.  (See  Skeat's  English  Etymology,  and  Sir  James  A.  H. 
Murray's,  A  New  EngHsh  Dictionary). 

Consequently  we  claim  that  the  name  "Linzee  "  is  formed  from  the 
ancient  spelling  of  "  Lindeseie ",  by  simply  removing  superfluous 
letters  and  not  by  capriciously  changing  the  letters  themselves,  and 
that  it  is  phonetically  correct. 

If  we  turn  to  the  records  of  England,  which  country  is  undoubtedly 
the  origin  of  the  name,  because  of  the  district  of  Lindeseie  in  county 
Lincoln,  we  will  find  the  final  "  e  "  ending  in  vogue  for  centuries 
after  the  Conquest,  and,  from  1300,  supported  by  the  probates 
registered  at  Somerset  House,  London,  which  are  given  in  Chapter 
IV.     Other  examples  can  be  shown  in  abundance,  but  London  has 


THE   LINZEE   NAME.  425 

been  selected  for  comparison,  as  there  the  art  of  writing  was  more 
advanced  than  in  the  various  counties,  with  the  possible  exceptions 
of  Oxford  and  Cambridge. 

So  much  misconception  has  arisen  concerning  the  origin  of  the 
Linzees,  that  it  is  well  to  have  our  ancestry  traced  to  its  proper  source, 
and  to  divest  it  of  all  conjecture  at  least  as  far  back  as  1627,  when 
Thomas  Linzee  (101)  of  Portsea  was  born,  and  to  add  that  his  most 
probable  ancestry  ought  to  make  him  a  descendant  of  the  Lynsye 
family  seated  at  Wimborne  Minster  in  the  county  of  Dorset  as 
early  as  1511,  which  might  be  derived  from  the  Lindeseies  of  Scot- 
land. But  beyond  Thomas  Linzee  (101),  the  proof  of  his  hne  of 
ascent  is  lost,  only  the  tradition  in  every  branch  of  his  descendants 
remains,  which  has  for  its  chief  support  the  statement  of  Samuel 
1st  Viscount  Hood,  on  file  in  the  College  of  Arms,  at  London,  who 
claimed  that  the  said  Thomas  Linzee  was  descended  from  the  "  Lin- 
zees of  Scotland  ".  His  Lordship  undoubtedly  knew  he  was  right, 
but  he  failed  to  record  the  pedigree,  and  so  the  particular  branch  of 
the  Linzees  of  Scotland  to  which  Thomas  Linzee  belonged  rests  in 
impenetrable  uncertainty. 

tjnder    number  (100)  and    his    own    number  (101),  a  few 

theories  will  be  indulged  in  concerning  Thomas'  ancestry.  The  pedi- 
gree of  Viscount  Hood  appears  under  Thomas  Linzee  (103). 

Thomas  Linzee  (103),  the  son  of  Thomas  Linzee  (101),  was  the 
first  of  his  family,  so  far  known,  to  place  his  Hfe  in  the  pubfic  service 
of  his  country.  He  supervised  the  manufacture  of  the  rope  and 
rigging  destined  for  the  British  Navy  in  the  Government  Dockyard 
at  Portsmouth,  near  the  adjoining  town  of  Portsea,  thereby  con- 
tributing a  factor  to  the  efficiency  of  England's  men  of  war.  In  this 
pursuit  he  was  succeeded  at  Portsmouth  by  his  son  Thomas  Linzee 
(106)  who  died  in  1737,  and  by  his  grandson  John  Linzee  (109),  the 
son  of  John  Linzee  (105),  at  the  Government  Dockyard  at  Devon- 
port,  near  Plymouth,  Devon,  from  1750  to  1787,  but  both  these 
dates  are  somewhat  uncertain. 

To  Edward  Linzee  (107),  third  son  of  Thomas  Linzee  (103),  a 
surgeon  and  apothecary,  we  must  grant  the  wreath  of  business 
acumen  and  political  sagacity.  No  one  surpassed  him  as  mayor  of 
the  corporation  of  Portsmouth,  whose  administration  he  controlled 
in  harmony  with  the  interests  of  King  George,  being  a  favorite  with 
the  monarch,  against  the  attacks  of  a  powerful  combination  of  Inde- 
pendents and  Whigs  who  desired  to  wrest  from  Edward  Linzee  the 
government  of  a  town  the  port  of  which  sheltered  the  greatest  naval 
and  civil  marine  interests  of  Great  Britain.  To  his  home  the  officers 
of  the  Navy  came  courting  for  other  favors  than  the  hands  of  his 
daughters  and  nieces.  To  him  we  principally  owe  the  rise  in  the 
wealth  and  social  prominence  of  the  Linzees.  For  his  municipal 
services,  he  was  offered  knighthood  by  George  III.,  in  1778,  but  he 
declined  that  honour. 


42C  THE   LINZEE   NAME. 

Mary  Linzee  (111),  the  daughter  of  John  Linzee  (105),  married 
Edward  Penfold;  he  and  at  least  four  of  his  sons  served  their  govern- 
ment in  positions  of  importance;  the  second  son  WiUiam  Penfold 
(111-1)  was  a  designer  and  constructor  of  some  of  England's  wooden 
battle  ships.  Many  of  her  descendants  are  serving  with  distinction 
in  the  British  fleet  in  the  North  Sea  on  the  Superb,  Dido  and  Topaz. 
Her  granddaughter  Rebecca  Penfold  (111-7)  married  Rear-Admiral 
John  Pasco,  who  was  Flag-Lieutenant  or  Signal  Officer  of  the  Victory 
to  the  famous  fighting  Admiral  Horatio  Nelson,  and  unfurled  at  the 
Battle  of  Trafalgar  that  soul  stirring  message  "  England  expects  that 
every  man  will  do  his  duty  ".  Another  descendant  Horatia  Victoria 
Elizabeth  Atchison  Pasco  (111-16)  married  Admiral  John  Bonne- 
maison  Bunch  McHardy,  who,  in  addition  to  distinguished  naval 
services,  was  known  as  the  founder  of  the  police  of  England. 

Susannah  Linzee  (114),  daughter  of  Edward  Linzee  (107),  brought 
distinction  to  her  family  by  her  marriage  to  Samuel  1st  Viscount 
Hood,  one  of  the  most  capable  of  England's  Admirals.  To  him  was 
assigned  the  difficult  task  of  holding  in  check  the  ambitious  designs 
of  world  dominion  by  Napoleon  L,  which  responsibility  he  handed 
down  to  Admiral  Nelson,  whose  naval  experiences  were  to  a  large 
extent  gained  under  the  immediate  command  of  Hood.  Lady  Hood 
was  in  Boston,  Mass.,  previous  to  the  perilous  times  of  the  American 
Revolution,  and  left  pleasant  memories  of  her  amiable  personality. 

Admiral  Robert  Linzee  (117),  brother  of  Viscountess  Hood,  was 
the  first  of  our  name  to  attain  that  high  rank  in  the  British  Navy. 
To  him  for  gallant  services  rendered  his  country  in  the  hour  of  peril, 
the  thanks  of  both  houses  of  Parliament  were  voted.  His  brother 
Edward  Linzee  Jr.,  trod  somewhat  in  the  footsteps  of  their  father, 
but  less  conspicuously. 

Captain  John  Linzee  (118),  founder  of  the  American  branch,  was 
the  son  of  John  Linzee  (109)  of  Plymouth.  He  did  his  part  in  the 
battles  between  the  mother  country  and  her  American  Colonies,  and 
in  the  naval  encounters  waged  between  England  and  France  in  the 
waters  of  the  New  World.  His  frigate  the  Falcon  was  one  of  the 
first  to  fire  on  the  redoubt  at  the  Battle  of  Bunker  Hill  in  1775, 
where  bound  by  duty,  the  oath  of  allegiance  and  loyalty,  he  aimed 
a  British  shot  intending  to  shatter  the  hopes  of  the  new-born  American 
hberty,  and  his  act  is  more  to  be  admired  because  it  was  fettered  by 
wedlock  to  an  American  wife,  and  deep  attachment  to  American 
friends,  which,  in  the  hour  of  peace  and  after  the  death  of  his  wife 
in  1792  in  Boston,  led  to  him  settle  in  Milton,  Mass.,  where  he  died 
in  1798.  He  and  his  descendants  have  held,  both  in  England  and 
in  America,  excellent  positions  in  business  and  social  circles,  through 
intermarriages  with  families  of  distinction. 

Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  (120),  son  of  Captain  John  Linzee 
(118),  was  one  of  the  youngest  Admirals  in  the  British  service;  he 
saw  fighting  from  the  Indian  Ocean  to  the  shores  of  Denmark,  where 


THE  LINZEE   NAME.  427 

he  served  under  Nelson.  His  untimely  death  at  the  age  of  forty  six 
deprived  his  branch  of  further  honours  which  his  career  and  ability 
indicated  that  he  would  have  achieved. 

These  names  are  glory  enough  to  excuse  the  compilation  of  this 
family  history,  but  we  must  not  fail  to  draw  attention  to  the  lives  of 
young  lieutenants,  Edward,  Richard,  and  Samuel  Hood  Jr.  Linzee, 
which  are  cherished  for  their  devotion  to  their  country,  though  passing 
away  on  duty  at  an  early  age,  without  the  accumulation  of  higher 
honours.  Also  we  must  eulogize  the  descendants  of  Admiral  Samuel 
Hood  Linzee  of  other  names  serving  in  the  British  Army,  in  the  past 
and  today. 

To  these  we  can  add  the  names  of  those  devoted  to  the  Church, 
Rev.  Edward  Linzee  (119)  and  his  son  Rev.  Edward  Hood  Linzee 
(127),  and  those  who  have  led  honourable  and  successful  business 
careers,  John  Inman  Linzee  (123),  Robert  George  Linzee  (128), 
Thomas  C.  Amory  Linzee  (134)  and  John  Wilham  Linzee  (135),  the 
last  a  Vice  Consul-general  of  the  United  States  of  America  at  Cal- 
cutta, India. 

If  the  lives  of  generations  living  today  are  examined,  it  will  be 
found  that  they  are  taking  an  active  share  in  the  affairs  of  the  old 
world  and  of  the  new,  in  the  domain  of  patriotism  and  the  field  of 
utility. 

The  astonishing  national  English  careers  of  the  descendants  of  Vis- 
countess Susannah  (Linzee)  Hood  (114),  many  of  whom  are  in  high 
authority  at  the  front  in  the  present  European  War,  and  the  bril- 
hant  business  successes  of  the  descendants  of  Hannah  Rowe 
(Linzee)  Amory  (121),  and  Susannah  (Linzee)  Tilden  (122),  many 
of  whom  fought  for  the  abolition  of  slavery  in  our  lamentable  civil 
strife  of  1861-1864,  all  lend  a  charm  and  interest  to  the  compilation 
of  the  genealogy  of  their  lives,  showing  their  mutual  relationships 
to  each  other  and  to  the  Linzees. 


SECTION   II. 
THE  LIMESI  FAMILY  IN  THE  SOUTH  OF  ENGLAND. 

Before  proceeding  to  the  history  of  those  who  clearly  bore  the 
name  "  Linzee  ",  a  chronological  arrangement  will  be  given  of  the 
Limesis  and  Lindeseies  domiciled  in  Hampshire  and  other  counties 
in  the  south  of  England,  to  whom  special  attention  should  be  drawn 
on  account  of  their  geographical  proximity  to  Portsea,  Hants,  the 
home  of  Thomas  Linzee  (101),  the  ancestor  of  the  Linzees. 

This  compilation  is  not  to  be  interpreted  as  an  attempt  to  write  a 
pedigree,  in  any  sense  of  the  word,  but  only  a  convenient  means  of 
presenting  miscellaneous  records  and  attracting  attention  to  inter- 
esting genealogical  possibilities. 

Lord  Lindsay,  when  writing  his  "  Lives  of  the  Lindsays  ",  found 
it  impossible  to  begin  the  history  of  the  great  house  of  Lindsay  without 
bringing  in  the  Limesi  family  of  Normandy  which  settled  in  England 
with  the  Conqueror,  as  the  probable  progenitor  of  the  Scottish  founder 
Walter  de  Lindeseie  (1)  of  Cumbria  and  Scotland  (0-  And  strange 
to  say,  an  account  of  the  Lindeseye  famiUes  in  the  south  of  England, 
and  the  same  is  true  of  all  except  the  north  of  England,  cannot  be 
recorded  from  early  times  without  introducing  some  branch  of  the 
same  Limesi  family  as  the  nearest  possible  origin  of  the  race. 

The  devastating  civil  wars  of  the  White  and  Red  Roses,  have 
eliminated  the  continuous  links  in  the  descent  of  the  branch  of  the 
Limesi  family  seated  at  Winchester  and  Southampton,  in  Hampshire; 
but  enough  remains  to  show  that  they  existed  there  and  in  the  ad- 
joining counties  for  centuries,  in  so  far  as  the  principal  or  older  sons 
are  concerned,  and  that  their  numbers  make  it  quite  impossible  for 
all  of  their  junior  branches  to  have  become  extinct.  The  Linsey 
family  of  Stoke  Charity,  near  Winchester,  undeniably  possesses  a 
strong  probabiHty  of  descent  from  the  Limesis,  and  the  same  is  true 
in  a  less  degree  of  all  Lindseyes  in  the  south  of  England. 

Evidence  will  also  be  presented  showing  that  Scottish  Lindsays 
made  settlements  in  these  southern  parts. 

1.  HUGO  DE  TOESNI,  SURNAMED  DE  LIMESI,  from  his 
Norman  Seigneurie,  son  of  Ralph  de  Toesni  (See  Chapter  III.,  Sec- 
tion I.) .    He  was  father  of  Radulfus  de  Limesi  (2) . 

2.  RADULFUS  or  RALPH  DE  LIMESI,  son  of  Hugo  de  Limesi 
(1);  b.  about  1040,  in  Normandy,  came  with  the  Conqueror  into 
England  and  fought  at  the  battle  of  Hastings  in  1066  (See  Chapter 
III.,   Section  L).    Probable    father  of  Ricardus  de  Limesi  (3)  of 


(0  Chapter  I.,  Section  I.,  and  Chapter  III.,  Section  III. 

428 


Mabel  Katherine  (Linzee)  Mxtsgrave 
1868- 


THE   LIMESI   FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH   OF   ENGLAND.  429 

Winchester,  county  Hants,  England,   the  possible  ancestor  of  the 
Limesis  in  the  south  of  England. 

3.  RICARDUS  DE  LIMESI,  probable  son  of  Radulfus  de  Limesi 
(2);  b.  about  1075-1080;  he  resided  in  Flesmangerestret,  Winchester, 
Hants,  England,  according  to  an  ancient  survey  ordered  by  King 
Henry  I.,  which  was  completed  between  1107-1128  (Liber  Winton, 
pp.  552-53,  given  under  Hampshire  in  Chapter  I.,  Section  III.). 
The  date  of  completion  was  more  correctly  between  1103-1115. 

From  the  fact  that  this  Richard's  name  does  not  appear  in  the 
Domesday  Survey,  it  can  be  argued  that  he  is  not  a  younger  brother 
of  the  said  Radulfus  de  Limesi  (2) ;  he  is  here  assumed  to  be  a  younger 
son  of  the  said  Radulfus,  as  his  presumed  father  and  brother  Radulfus 
de  Limesi  (3)  were  witnesses,  in  the  reigns  of  WiUiam  I.  or  II.,  and 
Henry  I.,  of  royal  charters  in  favor  of  the  convent  of  St.  Swithun's, 
Winchester  (See  Chapter  III.,  Section  I.). 

He  is  probably  the  father  of  Robertus  de  Limeseia  (4)  of  Hamte- 
scira,  and  Rogo  de  Limesia  (5)  of  WOtescira,  both  living  in  1131 
(Magnum  Rot.  Scaccarii  vel  Magnum  Rot.  Pipae  de  anno  tricesimo 
primo  Regni  Henrici  Prima,  by  Joseph  Hunter,  pp.  22,  38,  41). 


4.  ROBERTUS  DE  LIMESEIA,  probably  the  son  of  Ricardus  de 
Limesi  (3);  b.  about  1105.  Hamtescira,  Robt'  de  Limesia,  deb.  dim. 
m.  auri.  ut  tenet  ad  firma  tra  Pag  de  Neafla.  Et  xiij.  li.  &  xix.  s.  de 
veti  firma  ej'  de  tre  (Magnum  Rot.  Scacc.  vel  Mag.  Rot.  Pipae 
de  anno  tricesimo  primo  Regni  Henrici  Prima,  by  Joseph  Hunter, 
pp.  38,  41).  Robertus  de  Limeseia  was  a  donor  of  the  lands  of 
Betheslega  to  the  Prior  and  Convent  of  St.  Denis,  by  Southampton, 
Hants,  in  the  time  of  King  Stephen,  who  reigned  1135-54  (Charter 
RoUs,  111:338). 

Saint  Denis,  —  Charter  Num.  III. 
Carta  Regis  Stephani. 

Stephanus  rex  Angliae  episcopo  Wintoniae,  &c.  Salutem.  Sciatis 
me  concessisse  et  confirmasse  donationem  illam,  quam  Robertus  de 
Limeseia  fecit  Deo  et  ecclesiae  sancti  Dionysii  juxta  Hantoniam  et 
canonicis  in  ea  Deo  servientibus  de  terra  Betheslega,  quam  Willelmo 
Marc  dederam,  quam  idem  WiUielmus  dedit  praefato  Roberto. 
Quare  volo,  &c.  Teste  Willielmo  Marc,  et  Eudone  Marc,  et  Ricardo 
de  Luci  apud  Winton  (Dugd.  Monast.,  VI:  213). 

The  Priory  of  St.  Denis  (Southampton)  was  founded  by  Henry  I., 
about  the  year  1124  for  Austin  Canons.  King  Stephen  confirmed  to 
the  canons  the  grant  of  land  at  Baddesley  made  by  Robert  de  Limesey 
(The  Victoria  Hist,  of  Hampshire,  II:  160). 


430  THE   LIMESI    FAMILY   IN    THE   SOUTH    OF   ENGLAND. 

The  Hospital  of  St.  Cross,  near  Winchester  was  founded  about 
1136  by  Bishop  Henry  de  Blois.  The  first  master  mentioned  in  a 
grant  of  Bishop  Blois,  was  Robert  de  Limesia  in  1136,  who  was  not 
succeeded  by  Roger  the  next  master  until  1185  (The  Victoria  Hist, 
of  Hampshire,  II:  193-4,  196). 

Either  Robertus  de  Limeseia  (4)  or  Roger  de  Limesia  (5)  is  the 
probable  father  of  Ricardus  de  Limesi  (7). 

5.  ROGER  DE  LIMESIA,  probable  son  of  Ricardus  de  Limesi 
(3);  b.  about  1110;  Rogo  de  Limesia  of  Wiltescira  was  mentioned 
in  1131  (Magnum  Rot.  Scaccarii  vel  Magnum  Rot.  Pipae  de  anno 
tricessimo  primo  Regni  Henrici  Prima,  by  Joseph  Hunter,  p.  22). 
He  is  probably  the  father  of  Alexander  de  Limesia  (8).  See  records 
under  Robertus  de  Limeseia  (4). 

6.  ALEXANDER  DE  LIMESI  AND  WIFE  ROHAIS  DE 
AMBLIS,  they  signed  a  charter  to  S.  John  of  Colchester,  county 
Essex,  which  was  witnessed  by  Paganus  Clericus  de  Rumeseie  and 
Waltenis  de  Limesi,  from  1139-46  (See  Chapter  II.,  contributed  by 
William  A.  Lindsay).  Alexander  has  been  included  in  this  list,  as 
an  Alexander  de  Limesi  witnessed  a  grant  to  the  Priory  of  St.  Denys 
near  Southampton  in  1191-92,  which  record  appears  under  Ricardus 
de  Limesi  (7). 

7.  RICARDUS  DE  LIMESIE,  probable  son  of  Robertus  de 
Limeseia  (4)  or  of  Roger  de  Limesia  (5);  b.  about  1135;  perhaps  he 
is  the  Ric  de  Limesi  in  Berkshire  in  1166  (Pipe  Roll  Soc,  IX:  120); 
and  the  Ric  de  Limisia  of  Southampton,  Hants  in  1167  (Pipe  Roll 
Soc,  XI:  194),  whose  identity  can  be  traced  from  1167-85  in  the 
same  locality  (Pipe  Roll  Soc,  XI-XXXIV,  inclusive).  Richard  of 
Limesey  took  up  the  Old  farm  of  Southampton,  for  the  last  quarter 
of  1167  (The  Victoria  History  of  Hampshire,  III:  505).  He  is  prob- 
ably the  Richard  de  Limesi  who,  in  connection  with  the  "  Fee-farm  ", 
in  the  years  1170-71,  rendered  an  account  from  the  old  farm  of 
Hanton  (Southampton)  and  also  from  the  new  farm  (Hist.  South- 
ampton, Hants,  England,  by  Rev.  J.  S.  Davies,  p.  30);  and  the 
Richard  de  Limesy  of  Southampton  in  1170-71,  who  rendered  an 
account  for  Roger  Fitz  Leonard,  for  conveying  to  Ireland  the  King's 
supplies,  and  who  probably  in  1183-4,  was  the  Richard  de  Limesey, 
Marshall,  carried  over  into  Ireland,  as  mentioned  by  an  account 
rendered  by  Gilbert  Pipard  at  Chester  (Cal.  Doc.  Ireland,  1171-1251, 
pp.  1,  10).  Richard  de  Limesia,  marshal  in  Ireland  was  also  men- 
tioned in  1185  (Pipe  Roll  Soc,  XXXIII:  28,  63).  But  it  is  possible 
that  Richard  de  Limesi  of  Berkshire  in  1166  is  a  distinct  person  from 
Richard  de  Limesi,  marshal,  in  1185. 


THE   LIMESI    FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH   OF   ENGLAND.  431 

It  is  quite  possible  that  Richard  de  Limesi,  the  marshal  of  1185, 
is  the  Ricardus  de  Limesie,  who  with  Alexander  de  Limesia  the  son  of 
Roger,  were  witnesses,  in  1191-92,  to  a  grant  by  William  Brewer  to 
the  Priory  of  St.  Denys,  near  Southampton,  of  twenty  shillings  of 
rent,  with  Hugo  Bard.,  [probably  Bardulf],  and  others  (Pipe  Roll 
Soc,  X:  99-100).  A  Hugo  Bardulf  was  the  husband  of  Amablis  de 
Limesi,  the  daughter  of  Gerardus  de  Limesi  (5)  of  the  main  Une  of 
Limesis  in  Warwickshire  (Chapter  IIL,  Section  L,  and  Rot.  Char- 
tarum,  p.  150b);  thus  another  link  of  relationship  is  probably  shown 
between  the  Limesis  of  Wolverley  and  the  branch  in  Hampshire. 

Ricardus  de  Limesi  (7)  probably  d.  about  1200,  leaving  a  son  and 
heir  Henry  de  Limesey  (9)  of  Southampton  and  of  West  Tisted 
(Abbreviatio  Placitorum,  p.  42). 

Contemporary  with  Ricardus  (7)  there  was  an  Urso  de  Limis  in 
Sussex  in  1194  (Rot.  Curiae  Regis,  I:  78,  94). 

In  1203,  flourished  a  Roger  de  Limesi  v.  Robert  Trusse  in  Wicham 
(Cal.  Feet  of  Fines,  Suffolk,  by  Walter  Rye,  p.  10). 

The  Victorian  History  of  England,  Hampshire  and  the 

Isle  of  Wight. 

(111:59-61)  West  Tisted  Manor.  With  regards  to  the  actual 
holders  of  the  manor  various  members  of  the  family  of  Limesi  held 
lands  in  West  Tisted  in  the  twelfth  and  thirteenth  centuries.  Towards 
the  end  of  the  twelfth  century,  Richard  de  Limesi  died  seised  of  one 
hide  in  West  Tisted,  leaving  a  son  and  heir  Henry  (Abbrev.  Plac. 
p.  42).  As  he  was  in  debt  to  the  King  his  lands  were  confiscated,  but 
they  were  released  to  Henry  in  his  petition  of  1203,  to  hold  from  year 
to  year  as  the  farmer  of  the  King  until  the  debt  was  paid  in  full 
(Ibid.).  Some  thirty  years  later  Roger  de  Limesi,  who  was  also  in 
debt  to  the  King,  was  slain,  and  in  1234  the  sheriff  was  ordered  to 
deliver  his  chattels  to  any  lawful  man  of  the  county  who  would  be 
responsible  to  the  King  for  part  payment  of  the  debts  (Excerpt  E 
Rot.  Fin.,  I:  257).  Roger's  heir  was  a  certain  Adam  de  Limesi,  who 
seems  to  have  taken  no  steps  in  this  direction,  but  alienated  all  his 
property  to  the  priories  of  Newark  and  Selborne,  apparently  in  order 
to  shift  the  responsibility  of  payment  from  his  own  shoulders  to 
theirs.  Thus  in  1242  he  granted  half  a  carucate  in  West  Tisted 
(later  called  Merryfield)  to  the  prior  of  Newark  in  frankalmoign  in 
return  for  two  corrodies  in  food  and  drink  during  his  life:  a  canon's 
corrody  and  a  groom's  corrody  at  Newark  (Feet  of  Fines,  Hants, 
Mich.  26  Hen.  III.) .  About  the  same  time  he  granted  two  messuages 
and  lands  in  West  Tisted  to  the  prior  and  canons  of  Selborne  to  hold 
of  him  and  his  heirs  by  the  annual  payment  of  a  pound  of  cummin 
(Selborne  Chart.  Hants,  p.  31).  As  Adam  had  foreseen,  King  Henry 
III.  demanded  the  payment  of  Roger  de  Limesi's  debts  from  the 
priory  of  Newark,  and  an  arrangement  was  made  that  the  prior 


432  THE   LIMESI    FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH    OF   ENGLAND. 

should  pay  a  mark  every  year  into  the  royal  exchequer  until  the 
debt  of  £276.  14s.  3d.  was  paid  in  full.  However,  the  prior  of  Newark 
pleaded  that  the  prior  of  Selborne  also  was  holding  property  in  West 
Tisted  which  had  belonged  to  Roger  de  Limesi  and  should  also  help 
in  the  payment  of  his  debts.  The  possessions  of  both  the  priors  in 
West  Tisted  were  valued  in  1266,  and  it  was  ascertained  that  those 
of  the  prior  of  Newark  were  worth  £4  a  year,  while  those  of  the 
prior  of  Selborne  were  only  worth  8s.  a  year.  It  was  accordingly 
arranged  that  the  latter  should  pay  Is.  23/^d.  every  year  to  the  prior 
of  Newark  towards  the  payment  of  Roger  de  Limesi's  debts  (Harl. 
MS.  44,  H.  42  Selborne  Chart.,  Hants,  p.  59).  It  is  clear  therefore, 
that  all  lands  which  belonged  to  the  Limesis  in  West  Tisted  were 
divided  before  1250  between  the  priories  of  Selborne  and  Newark. 
Hence  there  is  no  mention  of  the  family  of  Limesi  in  connection  with 
West  Tisted  after  that  date. 


8.  ALEXANDER  DE  LIMESIA,  the  son  of  Roger  who  is  prob- 
ably the  Roger  de  Limesia  (5)  of  Wiltshire;  b.  about  1140;  liv.  in 
1191-92,  as  Alexander  de  Limesia  the  son  of  Roger,  and  Ricardus  de 
Limesie,  his  senior  in  rank,  who  were  witnesses  to  a  grant  by  William 
Brewer  to  the  Priory  of  St.  Denys,  near  Southampton,  of  twenty 
shillings  of  rent,  with  Hugo  Bard.,  and  others  (Pipe  Roll  Soc,  X: 
99-100). 

In  1200,  there  was  an  Alex,  de  Lymesy,  and  Roes  ux  sue  (Rot. 
Chartarum,  p.  69). 
He  is  probably  the  father  of  Nicholas  de  Limesie  (10). 

9.  HENRY  DE  LIMESEY,  son  of  Ricardus  de  Limesey  (7);  b. 
about  1165;  Henry  the  son  of  Ricardus  de  Limesey  was  of  Southton, 
Hants,  in  1204,  he  had  a  dispute  with  Hugo  de  Tisted  about  land  in 
Tisted  (Abbreviatio  Placitorum,  p.  42).  A  Henry  de  Limesie  was  of 
Southampton  in  1207  (Rot.  de  Oblatis  et  Finibus,  p.  447).  Ricardus 
de  Limesia  and  son  Henry  were  witnesses  to  a  deed,  now  deposited 
in  the  archives  of  Queen's  College,  Oxford,  by  Willelmus  de 
Chelegrava,  granting  the  lands  of  Heckelia  concerning  the 
foundations  of  the  Hospital  of  St.  Julian  or  House  of  God  at 
Southampton  and  the  Priory  of  Monk  Sherborne,  co.  Hants,  at 
the  end  of  John's  or  the  beginning  of  the  reign  of  Henry  III., 
or  about  1215-16  (0  (Hist.  Manuscript  Comm.  4th  Rep.  1874, 
p.  454,  see  Hampshire). 

A  Henry  de  Limesia  admits  the  right  of  W".  Dacus  to  half  a  hide 
in  Incerton  (Somerset).     3  John.  (Fines,  Chapter  II.). 

The  heir  of  Henry  de  Limesey  (9)  was  Roger  de  Lymesy  (11),  who 
could  be  his  son. 


(^)  The  year  should  be  before  1204. 


THE   LIMESI    FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH   OF   ENGLAND.  433 

10.  NICHOLAUS  DE  LIMESIE,  probable  son  of  Alexander  de 
Limesie  (8) ;  b.  about  1170;  Nicholaus  de  Limese  and  wife  Margarete 
were  living  in  1217-20,  in  Southampton,  Hants,  the  county  of  Kent, 
Chichester  in  Sussex,  and  Geldeford  in  Surrey,  and  his  wife  had 
sisters  Dionisia  and  Florencia,  and  the  church  of  Sutton  in  Wilts 
was  also  mentioned  (Patent  Rolls).  In  1227,  a  charter  of  Richard 
Aquilun,  giving  to  the  church  of  Holy  Trinity  at  Cycestre,  the  church 
of  Burcham,  was  witnessed  by  Nicholaus  de  Limesia  and  WiUiam  de 
Limis  (Charter  Rolls,  1:35),  where  the  William  de  Limis,  an  un- 
doubted Limesi,  has  not  been  previously  recorded  elsewhere,  and 
remains  unidentified. 

It  is  not  probable  that  he  is  the  Nicholas  de  Limesi  mentioned  in 
1242  (Close  Rolls) .  He  is  probably  the  father  of  Walterus  de  Lymesie 
(12),  John  de  Lymesy  (13),  and  perhaps  also  the  father  or  uncle  of 
Ricardus  de  Limesia  (15). 

Contemporary  with  Nicholaus  and  his  probable  sons,  there  existed 
a  CoUno  de  Limesia,  called  bahstarius,  from  1222-24  (Rot.  Litt. 
Claus.,  I:  508-9,  536,  547b,  553b,  558,  561b,  582b,  587,  592,  597). 

(See  Cal.  Close  Rolls,  1227-1231,  pp.  125,  411);  and  Excerpta 
E  Rot.  Fin.  &c.,  1:177). 

1210.  Nich  de  Limisia  &  Hugoi  de  Sco  Paulo  balistar  entibz 
pendinare  apd  Winton  iiij.  s.  p  Rx.  (Rot.  de  Liberate  etc.,  p.  152). 

ROTULI    LiTTERARUM   ClAUSARUM. 

(I:  225b)  1215.  Rex,  Nich  de  Lymeseye  salt.  Mandam'  vob  q 
libetis  dilco  &  fideli  nro  Rogo  de  Clifford  omes  balistas  nras  corneas 
&  dece  de  Balistis  ligneis  q^s  comisim'  delce  &  fideli  nro  H.  de  Burg 
Justic  nro  ad  pomendu  in  castro  nro  Hereford.    T.  ut  sup*. 

(I:  232)  1215.  Mandatu'  est  Vic  Kane  qd  fac  hre  Nich  de  Lymesye 
tota  t'ram  q  fuit  Ph  de  Hougha  in  Hougha  &  Godwineston  &  t'ram 
Stephi  fris  ipius  in  Hougham  Swaneton  &  Escapeya.     T.  ut  supra. 

(I:  234b)  1215.  Mand'  est  Vic  Wiltes  q  fac  hre  Nich  de  Lymesie 
t'ram  Willi  Clici  de  Winteslawe  in  Sutton  q^m  id  Wills  de  eodm 
Nich  tenuit'  &  est  cti  inimicus  dni  Reg.     T.  ut  supra. 

(1 :240b)  1215.  Mandat  est  Vic  Wiltescr  qd  hre  fac  Nicho  de 
L3niiesye  t'ram  q  fuit  Thom  de  Baalun  in  Sutton  cu  ptin  hndam 
q^mdiu  dno  Regi  placu'it.     T.  ut  sup''. 

(1:337)  1217,  30  Oct.    Nich  deLimesy  mentioned.     (Also  p.  535). 

(1 :445b)  1220-22.  Nich  de  Limes  mentioned.  (Also  pp.  497b, 
503,  512). 

(II:  514)  1222.     Nicho  de  Limesia  mentioned.     (Also  p.  524). 

(II:  128)  1226.    Margareta  uxor  Nicholai  de  Lymesy. 

Perhaps  he  is  the  Nicol  de  Limes  in  Oxfordshire  in  1200  (Rot- 
Curiae  Regis,  11:71);   and  the  Nicol  de  Limesie,  Com'  Derb'.,  in 


434  THE   LIMESI    FAMILY    I\   THE   SOUTH    OF    ENGLAND. 

1208  (Fines  Sive  Pedes  Finium,  1195-1214,  by  Joseph  Hunter, 
11:27).  On  the  14  Aug.  1215,  King  John  appointed  Walter  de 
Clifford  sheriff  of  Herefordshire  in  succession  to  Nicholas  de  Lyme- 
seye  (Ant.  of  Shropshire,  by  Rev.  R.  W.  Eyton,  V:  158). 

Ebor'.  Honore  de  Tykehull.  Nichus  de  Limessi  tenz  terram  que 
fuit  Wilh  de  Lund  cu  herede  Willi  p.  ostriceriam.  Time  of  Hen.  III. 
(Testa  de  Nevill,  p.  374,  and  Feudal  Hist,  of  Derbyshire,  by  J.  Pym 
Yeatman) . 

Nicol  de  Limesia  v.  Jordan  de  Toke,  —  re  lands  in  Bradeburne, 
Derbyshire,  in  9  John.     (See  Fines,  in  Chapter  H.). 

There  was  a  Jurdanus  de  Limesi  in  Derebi  in  1200  (Rot.  Curiae 
Regis,  11:110). 


11.  ROGER  DE  LIMESI,  probable  son  of  Henry  de  Limesey  (9) 
of  West  Tisted  in  Hampshire;  b.  about  1190;  slain  by  his  enemies  in 
1234  (Excerpta  E  Rot.  Fin.,  I:  257).  He  was  probably  the  father  or 
elder  brother  of  Adam  de  Limesi  who  was  of  West  Tisted  in  1242, 
who  was  Roger's  heir.  The  said  Adam  could  be  born,  if  his  son, 
about  1215. 

There  was  a  Roger  de  Lymeseya,  canon  of  Exeter  c.  1220  (Devon 
and  Cornwall  Notes  and  Queries,  VIII:  159). 

12.  WALTERUS  DE  LIMESIE,  probable  son  of  Nicholas  de 
Limesie  (10);  b.  after  1200;  perhaps  he  is  the  Walterus  de  Lymese 
with  letters  of  protection  in  1229  (Patent  Rolls),  but  this  is  doubtful; 
Walter  de  Lymes'  and  Margeria  his  mother  were  in  Sussex  in  1235, 
who  is  probablv  the  Walter  de  Lymes  and  wife  Matilda  in  Sussex  in 
1242  (Close  RoUs). 

Testa  de  Nevill.     Henry  III.  and  Edward  I. 

(p.  150)  Wiltes'.  Feod'  Reginald  de  Mohun.  Walterus  de 
Limesye  tenz  in  Parva  Sutton  feodu  unius  miht'  de  Henr' 
Huse  &  ipe  de  Regin'  de  Mohun  &  ipe  de  Rege  de  honore  de 
Dunsterr'. 

(p.  158)  Wiltes'.  Baronia  de  Longa  Spata.  Willus  de  Lond, 
Ricus  de  Crumule,  Walterus  de  Limesi,  Sutton  p.  f.  uno  de  H.  Hose. 

(p.  222)  Com'.  Sussex.  Hec.  sunt  feoda  mihtu  in  com'.  Sussex' 
anno  &c.  xxvj*°.  Walts  de  Ljmaesy  unii  feod'  miht'  in  Streth'mpton 
de  eod'  hon'. 

(p.  223)  Sussex.  De  honore  Arundell'.  Walts  de  L\TTiesy  tenz 
unu  feod'  mil'  in  Strech'mton. 


thk  limesi  family  in  the  south  of  england.  435 

Calendar  of  the  Plea  Rolls  of  the  Exchequer  of  the  Jews, 

Hen.  III.,  1218-1272. 

By  J.  M.  RiGG. 

(1:60)  1244.  Wilts.  A  chirograph  contained  that  Walter  de 
Lymesy  owes  the  said  Jacob  103^  marks,  payable  5  marks  40d.  at 
Easter,  and  5  marks  40d.  at  the  Nativity  of  St.  John  in  the  27th  year. 

(I:  111)  1244-5.  Wilts.  Quittance  in  favor  of  John  de  Lymesy 
and  his  heirs;  Walter  brother  of  the  said  John. 

13.  JOHN  DE  LYMESY,  probable  son  of  Nicholas  de  Limesie 
(10) ;  b.  after  1200.  In  1244-5,  Wilts.  —  Quittance  in  favor  of  John 
de  Lymesy  and  his  heirs;  Walter  brother  of  the  said  John.  (Cal.  of 
the  Plea  Rolls  of  the  Exch.  of  the  Jews,  Hen.  III.,  1218-1292,  by 
J.  M.  Rigg,  1:111). 

14.  RICARDUS  DE  LIMES.  Persona  ecclesia  de  Pakinton  in 
1213.     (Rot.  Chartarum,  p.  195b). 

15.  RICARDUS  DE  LIMESIA  AND  WIFE  LETTICE,  were 
tenants  of  land  in  Domerham,  county  Wilts,  in  1236  (Hoare's  Wilt- 
shire, III:  32,  —  see  Wiltshire,  Chapter  I.,  Section  III.).  Finis  inter 
M.  abbatam  et  Ricardum  de  Limeseie  de  xxxviij  acris  terre  in  Domer- 
ham (Index  to  Abbot  Monington's  Secretum,  XII:  275,  —  see  Notes 
and  Queries  for  Somerset  and  Dorset,  XII:  325). 

1236.  Feodary  of  Glastonbury.  Memorandum  (probatur  per 
c.  d.)  quod  dominus  Savaricus  quondam  Bathoniensis  et  Glastoniensis 
episcopus,  tempore  suo  dedit  antecessoribus  Ricardi  de  Lymeseye 
xxxiij  acres  terre  cum  pertinenciis  in  Domerham  ...  in  xv.  dies 
anno  regni  regis  Henrici  filii  regis  Johannis  xx°.  (Somerset  Record 
Society,  XXVI:  26). 

See  records  under  Nicholaus  de  Limesie  (10). 

16.  DAVID  DE  LIMESEYE,  in  the  reign  of  Henry  III.,  of 
Somerset  and  Dorset  (Testa  de  Nevill,  p.  169). 

17.  MARION  DE  LYMESEYE,  dau.  of  Christina  de  Lymeseye, 
an  apprentice  in  London  in  1275-6  (Cal.  of  Letter  Bk.  of  the  City  of 
London,  Eng.,  by  Reginald  R.  Sharpe,  A:  227). 

18.  JOHES  DE  LIMESY. 

Com'.  Berk.  Edw.  I.  Hundr.  de  Gamenesfelde.  It  Johes  de 
Limesy  tenet  quatuor  hidas  tre  in  manio  de  Pesy,  probably  after 
1272,  or  in  the  time  of  Edward  I.     (Rot.  Hundredorum,  p.  11). 


436  THE   LIMESI    FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH    OF   ENGLAND. 

Johis  de  Lymesey  was  in  Westerton,  co.  Sussex,  7  Edw.  I.,  1279 
(Placita  de  Quo  Warranto,  p.  752). 

John  de  Lymesy,  witnessed  in  1274  at  London,  a  charter  of  Isabel 
de  Fortibus  countess  of  Aumale  and  Devon,  which  was  confirmed 
in  1297  (Charter  Rolls,  11:469,  111:226-27). 

Agnes  late  wife  of  John  de  Lymeseye,  in  connection  with  land  in 
Soppelee,  the  17  Sept,  1287  (Close  Rolls).  Soppelee  is  probably 
vSopley,  near  Christchurch,  co.  Hants.  See  records  under  John  de 
Lymesye  (21). 

19.  RADM  DE  LYMES,  of  Norton  Com.  Som's.  Winton. 
Living  in  8  Edw.  L,  or  1280.     (Placita  de  Quo  Warranto,  p.  704). 

20.  RICS  DE  LYMOSY,  mentioned  in  the  reign  of  Edw.  I.,  as 
follows: 

Wiltes'  .  .  .  Et  Johes  le  Paum'  &  Rics  de  Lymosy  manuc'  predcm 
Henr'  lo  ipi  in  mia  p'tea  istud  t'minaf  put  pz  in  rotlo  de  itin'  e 
Suht.  [The  time  was  about  the  end  of  the  King's  reign.].  (Placita 
de  Quo  Warranto,  p.  815). 

21.  JOHN  DE  LYMESEYE,  who  might  be  the  son  of  Peter  de 
Limesi,  co.  Warwick  (See  Chapter  IIL,  Section  I.);  but  he  is  here 
recorded  as  more  likely  to  be  a  member  of  the  Limesis  in  Hampshire. 

Calendar  of  Inquisitions.    Edward  III. 

(V:  197-98)  John  de  Chaucombe.    Writ  17  Nov.  3  Edward  III. 

Southampton.  Inq.  Friday  the  Feast  of  St.  Thomas  the  Arch- 
bishop, 3  Edward  III. 

Avene  in  the  hundred  of  Cristchurch.  A  quarter  of  certain  lands 
and  tenements  which  sometime  were  of  John  de  Lymeseye,  viz:  — 
a  capital  messuage  and  lands,  a  several  pasture  in  Duddemore,  and 
rents  &c.  held  of  John  la  Zousche  by  service  of  a  sixteenth  part  of 
a  knight's  fee. 

The  Victoria  History  of  England.    Hampshire. 

(V:  124-25)  Milton  Manor.  In  1086  it  belonged  to  Hugh  de  Port. 
Lucy  de  Limesey  was  holding  Milton  of  John  de  Chernet  in  the 
early  13th  century  (Testa  de  Nevill,  Rec.  Com.,  230).  John  Chal- 
combe  died  seised  of  the  manor,  '  formerly  belonging  to  John  de 
Limesey '  in  1330  (Cal.  Inq.  p.  m.  1-9  Edw.  III.  p.  197). 

22.  NICHOLAS  DE  LYMESY,  held  land  in  la  Mullelond,  26 
Nov.  1352  (Patent  Rolls). 


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THE   LIMESI    FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH   OF   ENGLAND.  437 

23.  WALTERI  LYMESEY,  his  heirs  in  1428  were  in  Wiltshire, 
Sutton  Parva  and  Sutton  Magna  (Feudal  Aids,  1284-1431,  V:  274). 

24.  EDWARD  LYMSEY,  of  Kent,  took  an  oath  in  1434  (Patent 
Rolls).    See  records  under  Norfolk,  Chapter  I.,  Section  III.). 

25.  ROBERT  AND  THOMAS  LYMSEY  OR  LINSEY,  sons  of 
John  of  Northfleete  in  Kent  (See  Norfolk,  —  Chapter  L,  Section 
III.). 


SECTION   III. 
THE  LINDESEIE  FAMILY  IN  THE  SOUTH  OF   ENGLAND. 

1.  VITALIS  DE  LINDESEIE,  possessed  land  in  Newbyres,  co. 
Wilts,  given  him  by  Henrj'  II.,  who  reigned  from  1154-89  (Lives  of 
the  Lindsays,  by  Lord  Lindsay,  I:  59).  He  or  a  descendant  appears 
as  Vitali  de  Lindes  in  Neubir  in  1221  (Rot.  Litt.  Claus.,  I: 
466). 

2.  RICARDUS  DE  LINDESIE  AND  WIFE  MATILDA,  held 
land  in  Magna  and  Parva  Crawle,  and  in  Doddelee,  co.  Bucks, 
1196-1203,  (Lives  of  the  Lindsays,  I:  59).  He  is  the  Ric  de  Lindesie 
and  wife  Matill  in  Bucks  on  the  24  Sept.  1197  (Pipe  Roll  Soc,  XXIII: 
11-12).  9  Ric.  I.,  or  1198,  Bukingh,  Ric  de  Lindesie  &  Matill  ux 
sua  of  Magna  Crawele  (Fines,  sive  Pedes  Finium,  1195-1214,  by 
Joseph  Hunter,  p.  165).  Buk',  Libertas  de  Doddelee  —  Honour  de 
Doddelee  in  com'  Buk'  —  Rics  de  Lindeseye  tenet  qrta  pte  uni  feodi 
de  dco  honore:  time  of  Hen.  III.  (Testa  de  Nevill,  p.  248).  A 
Richard  de  Lindesie  v.  W^illiam  de  Reine  re  Parva  Crawle,  Bucks,  in 
1203  (Fines,  see  Chapter  II.). 

3.  HENRY  DE  LINESSI.  1194.  Sudhat,  Magr  Henr  de 
Linessi  ess  se  de  m  lecti.  die  an  pi.  ap  Winto  vs  Juliana  &  Rad  vir 
suu  (Rot.  Curiae  Regis,  Ric.  I.,  1: 133). 

4.  ROBERTUS  DE  LINDESEYE  AND  WIFE  AGNES.  1226. 
Fehcia  fil  Rici  de  Hunilan  &  Agnes  soror  ejus  attorn  Rob  de  Lindeseye 
vir  pdce  Agn  &  Ehjam  de  la  Duno  (0  c*  Gileb  de  Bolebec  de  j  virg 
tre  i  Eston.  Justic  px°  itinat'is  i  Com  Buk.  (Rot.  Litt.  Claus.,  II: 
145b).  Robertus  de  Lyndeseye  and  Agnes  his  wife,  daughter  of 
Richard  de  Homilan,  in  1226  (Close  Rolls).  In  Sussex  in  1229, 
Prior  Lewensis,  Attornavit.  —  Robertum  de  Lindes'  et  Johannem  de 
Horsted'  contra  Simonem  de  Molend'  de  consuetudinibus  etc.,  in 
Himberhorn  (Close  Rolls). 

16  Hen.  III.  A  fine  of  lands,  between  Robert  de  Lindesey  and 
Agnes  his  wife  and  Ralph  Fitz  Geofifrey,  of  lands  granted  by  Robert 
and  Agnes  to  Ralph  and  his  heirs  (Hist,  and  Ant.  of  Buckingham,  by 
George  Lipscomb,  II:  73), 

Feet  of  Fines.  Hen.  III.  Robert  de  Lindeseya  and  Agnes  his 
wife,  William  de  Cadamo,  and  Felicia  daughter  of  Richard,  and  John 
le  Prestre  and  Katherine  his  wife.  A  messuage  in  the  suburbs  of 
London.  Anno  13.  (London  and  Middlesex  Fines.  Rich.  I.  to  Rich. 
III.,  by  J.  Hardy  and  W.  Page). 


i})  The  words  Elijam  de  la  Dune  have  a  line  through  them  in  the  original. 

438 


THE   LINDESEIE   FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH    OF   ENGLAND.  439 

There  was  a  Robert  de  Lindeseye  and  wife  Agnes,  plaintiffs  re  a 
messuage  in  the  suburbs  of  London,  in  1229  (Fines,  Chapter  II.). 

(See  records  under  Sir  Walter  de  Lindeseie  (5),  his  children,  Chap- 
ter III.,  Section  III.). 

5.  ROBERT  DE  LINDESEYE,  and  Gilbert  his  brother,  were  in 
London  in  1280  (Patent  Rolls).  Also  a  William  de  Lindesay,  painter, 
in  London  in  1280-1,  and  a  John  de  Lyndesey  there  in  the  parish  of 
St.  Mary  de  Aldermariecherche  in  1278.  An  attachment  of  William 
le  Joynur  by  Peter  de  Lyndes'  and  John  de  Burgo  in  the  case  of  the 
death  of  William  de  Wodestoke,  occurred  in  1276  in  London.  Walter 
de  Lindeseye,  coffrer,  was  also  in  London  in  1292.  (Cal.  of  Letter 
Bk.  of  the  City  of  London,  by  Reginald  R.  Sharpe,  given  under  Mid- 
dlesex, Chapter  I.,  Section  III.).  Consult  the  probates  in  Chapter 
IV.  which  begin  with  the  records  of  the  Lindeseyes  in  London. 

6.  JOHN  DE  LINDESEYE,  was  the  King's  baker  in  1305-6 
(Cal.  Doc.  Scot.,  IV:  395). 

7.  HENRY  DE  LYNDESEYE,  notary,  had  lands  in  the  city  of 
London  in  1317;  also  William  de  Lyndeseye  '  Chaundeler ',  was  a 
citizen  of  London  in  1337.  A  Henry  de  Lyndeseye  was  of  London 
the  20  Aug.  1346,  and  a  Robert  de  Lyndesey,  citizen  of  London  is 
recorded  there  in  1350;  similarly  John  de  Lyndeseye,  clerk,  was  a 
witness  at  London  in  1359.     (Close  Rolls). 

8.  WILL[EL]MUS  DE  LYNDESEIE,  mentioned  in  the  Sussex 
Subsidy  of  1327,  Villat'  de  la  CUue,  Hund'  de  Lockesfeld  (Sussex  Rec. 
Soc,  X:  197). 

9.  HENR'  DE  LYNDESEYE,  28  June  1346.  T.R.  apud  Por- 
chestre  (Rymer's  Foedera,  III:  1:82).  Probably  the  Henry  con- 
nected with  Christiana  de  Lindeseie  (34),  wife  of  Ingelram  de  Guignes 
(Chapter  III.,  Section  III.). 

10.  JOHN  LYNDESEYE,  of  Aylesbury,  co.  Bucks,  the  16  Oct. 
1348  (Patent  Rolls).     See  (13). 

11.  ROBERT  LYNDENSSHE,  of  Shaftesbury,  co.  Dorset,  living 
in  1349  (Notes  and  Queries  for  Somerset  and  Dorset,  X:  137). 

12.  ROBERT  DE  LYNDESAY.  John  Echyngham  and  Robert 
de  Lyndesay  v.  Robert  Echyngham  and  Joan  his  wife;  2  messuages, 
250  acres  of  land,  60. acres  of  wood,  220  acres  of  marsh,  75s.  rent 


440  THE   LINDESEIE   FAMILY    IN    THE   SOUTH   OF   ENGLAND. 

in  Northyham  and  Iweherst;  to  John  and  Robert  and  heirs  of  John 
for  200  marks.  (Sussex  Rec.  Soc.  XXIII:  p.  170,  Feet  of  Fines  for 
the  County  of  Sussex,  44  Edw.  III.,  or  1371). 

13.  JOHN  DE  LENNESEY,  married  EHzabeth  dau.  of  Roger 
Elmerugge  and  Elizabeth  Huse  (d.  1379);  Roger  held  the  mediety 
of  Missenden,  in  Great  Missenden,  in  Aylesbury  Hundred  (Hist, 
and  Ant.  of  Buckingham,  by  George  Lipscomb,  11:366).    See  (10). 

14.  WILLIAM  HALLE,  ALIAS  LYNDESEY,  of  Chedyngton, 
Bucks,  in  1410  (Pat.  Rolls). 

15.  JOHN  DE  LYNDENYSSCH.  Forty  lbs.  of  wool  '  of  a  blue 
color'  .  .  .  were  bequeathed  in  1412,  by  John  Lyndenyssch  of 
Woodland  Abbates  to  Edith  Homan  (The  Victoria  Hist,  of  Eng. 
Somerset,  II:  406;  Weaver  Somerset  Wills,  —  Som.  Rec.  Soc,  XVI: 
56). 

16.  ROBERT  LINDESEY,  a  Scottish  merchant,  owned  a  vessel 
of  100  tons  with  Andrew  Erlande  and  Simon  Dowelle,  about  9-25 
Nov.  1450,  or  29  Hen.  VI.,  —  to  represent  the  Scottish  King  and 
liquidate  his  debts,  by  selling  goods  in  the  King's  dominions  (Cal. 
Doc.  Scot.,  IV:  249,  and  Rot.  Scotiae,  II:  343b). 

17.  THOMAS  LYNSEY,  of  Charteham,  co.  Kent,  in  1450  (Patent 
Rolls). 

18.  RICHARD  LYNDESEY,  squier  of  Dertford,  about  the  year 
1452  (Patent  Rolls,  and  records  under  Kent,  in  Chapter  I.,  Section 
III.).  His  son  and  heir  was  William  Lyndesey  of  Dertford,  and  his 
wife  was  Agnes;  he  also  had  a  daughter  Alice  (Somerset  House 
probate,  Chapter  IV.). 

19.  DAVID  LYNDESAYE,  a  native  of  Dunde  in  Scotland, 
staying  at  Redyng  (Berks)  within  the  reabn  of  England,  took  the 
oath  of  fealty  20  June  1462  at  Westminster  (Patent  Rolls,  1461-67, 
p.  191). 

20.  JOHN  LYNDESEY,  born  in  Scotland,  dwelling  in  Dertford, 
CO.  Kent,  took  the  oath  of  fealty  to  inhabit  the  realm  of  England  at 
Westminster  the  8  Nov.  1480  (Patent  Rolls,  1476-85,  p.  229). 

21.  THOMAS  LYNSEY,  born  in  Scotland,  dwelling  in  England, 
16  Feb.  1481  (Patent  Rolls,  1476-85,  p.  233). 


THE   LINDESEIE   FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH    OF   ENGLAND.  441 

(Metcalfe's,  A  Book  of  Knights,  p.  7).  Knights  made  in  the 
Enghshman's  campe,  by  Alexander  Duke  of  Albany,  the  24  July 
1482.     [Probably  in  Scotland]. 

S^  Thomas  Lyndsey. 

22.  ROBERT  LYNDESEY,  probably  a  Scotchman.  6  Nov. 
1484-85,  Ric.  III.  The  King  for  his  good  service,  grants  to  his  liege 
Robert  Lyndesey  the  office  of  janitor  of  Tunbridge  Castle  in  Kent, 
for  life  (Cal.  Doc.  Scot.,  IV:  310). 

16  Nov.  1485.  Grant  for  life  to  Robert  Lyndesey,  of  the  oflfice  of 
porter  of  the  Castle  of  Tunbridge,  co.  Kent,  6  Nov.  (Materials  for 
History  of  Henry  VII.). 

23.  CHRISTOFER  LYNDESEY,  of  Bemynster,  co.  Dorset,  Eng- 
land, living  in  1472  (Notes  and  Queries  for  Somerset  and  Dorset, 
1:198). 

24.  JOHN  LYNDESEY,  his  presentation  to  the  parish  Church  of 
Benefield,  in  the  diocese  of  Salisbury,  void  by  the  death  of  the  abbot 
of  Cirencestre,  last  parson,  the  3  Oct.  1478.  Buckden.  (Patent 
Rolls,  1476-85,  p.  121). 

25.  RICARDO  LYNSEY,  of  the  parish  of  St.  Thomas  the  Martyr, 
SaUsbury,  Wilts,  in  1507-8  (Hist.  Manuscript  Comm.  Various  Col- 
lections, I:  353). 

26.  SYMON  LYNSEY,  of  the  parish  of  Wimborne  Minster,  co. 
Dorset,  husbandman,  signed  his  will  the  20  Dec.  1511,  in  it  he  men- 
tioned his  two  youngest  daughters  viz:  Margaret  Lynsey  and  Alice 
Lynsey ,  minors,  and  plans  for  their  bringing  up ;  the  residue  to  be 
equally  divided  amongst  his  five  children  viz:  Willm  Lynsey,  Mary 
Lynsey,  Avis  Lynsey  and  the  said  Margaret  and  Alice,  who  are  his 
executors.  Also  his  overseers  were  John  Lynsey  the  elder,  John 
Lynsey  the  younger  and  WilUam  Willis.  Witnesses:  John  Lynsey 
the  elder  and  Thomas  Abraham.  No  date  of  probate  for  this  nun- 
cupative will. 

27.  JOHN  LYNSEY,  the  elder  and  John  Lynsey  the  younger 
mentioned  the  20  Dec.  1511  in  the  will  of  Symon  Lynsey  of  Wim- 
borne Minster  (26). 

28.  WILLIAM  LYNSYE,  of  Kingston  Lacy  within  the  parish  of 
Wimborne  Minster,  co.  Dorset,  made  his  will  the  3  Nov.  1593;  in 
which  he  mentioned  son-in-law  William  Weringe,  daughter  Margery 
Lynsey;    residue  to  son  John  Lynsye  the  younger  and  daughter 


442  THE   LINDESEIE    FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH    OF   ENGLAND. 

Margery,  the  executors.     Witnesses:    Richard  Barns  and  William 
Coffin.     No  date  of  probate. 

He  might  be  the  Willm  Lynse  mentioned  in  the  will  of  John  Lynsey 
(29). 

29.  JOHN  LYNSEY,  of  Wimborne  Minster,  co.  Dorset,  made  his 
will  the  22  Mar.  1593,  mentioning  five  children  viz.,  John,  Edward, 
Edyth,  Ann  and  Mary;  wife  Margery  his  executrix;  also  his  well 
loved  in  Christ  Willm  Lynse  and  Willm  .  .  .  ;  also  to  John  Markreel 
of  .  .  .  Hill  .  .  .  ,  Thomas  Swyne,  Thomas  .  .  .  ,  John  Lockett. 
Witnesses:  William  .  .  .  W^illiam  Brinton.     No  date  of  probate. 

The  names  of  the  son  Edward  Lynsey,  and  of  John  Lockett  suggest 
that  this  family  is  the  same  as  that  of  Edward  Lin  zee  (80),  mayor  of 
Weymouth,  Dorset.  The  second  son  Edward  of  this  w411,  appears  to 
be  of  full  age  in  1593,  hence  perhaps  too  old  to  be  Edward  Linzee, 
the  mayor;  yet  there  is  a  strong  possibihty  from  the  custom  in 
English  genealogy  of  mentioning  all  the  sons  first,  that  Edward  is 
the  youngest  child  or  a  minor,  in  which  case  he  could  be  Edward 
Linzee  of  Weymouth  who  was  certainly  over  21  years  of  age  in  1617. 

30.  JOHN  LINSEY,  of  Curfe  Mullen,  co.  Dorset,  made  his  will 
the  12  Apr.  1620,  mentioning  kinswoman  Margaret  Lynsey,  Richard 
Presley  of  Congrove  and  Margery  Newman  of  Hinton-Martill ; 
residuary  legatees  and  executors,  WiUiam  Lynsey  of  Wimborne 
Minster,  kinsman,  and  his  son  John  Lynsey;  overseers,  William 
Hobby  and  John  Bruer;  witnesses,  Wilham  Flooke,  Walter  Wheeler. 
Proved  in  London,  20  May  1620  by  the  oath  of  Wm.  Lynsey  one  of 
the  exors.,  reserving  power  for  John  Linsey  the  other  exor.  On  31 
Jan.  1649-50,  a  commission  was  granted  to  John  Lynsey  the  other 
exor.  and  son  of  Wilham  Lynsey,  the  said  WiUiam  his  father  having 
died.     (P.C.C.  Soame:45,  Somerset  Reg.). 

31.  JOHN  LYNDSEY,  of  Stoke  Charity,  near  Winchester,  Hants 
England;  he  had  a  daughter  bapt.  there  9  June  1544;  and  Elizabeth 
the  wife  of  John  Lynsey  was  bur.  there  24  Aug.  1559.  The  records 
do  not  disclose  whether  he  had  any  male  issue.  (See  records  under 
Hampshire,  Chapter  L,  Section  IIL). 

32.  RICUS  or  RICHARD  LINSEY,  of  Stoke  Charity,  near 
Winchester,  Hants,  England;  he  was  bur.  4  Sept.  1566,  as  Ricardus 
Lynsey;  probably  the  Ricus  Linsey  of  Stoke  Charity  who  made  his 
will  23  June  1558,  in  which  he  mentioned  his  son  Richard  Linsey  of 
Cranborne,  co.  Dorset,  which  was  probated  in  1566.  (See  records 
under  Hampshire,  Chapter  I.,  Section  III.).     See  (48). 

33.  JOHN  LENS  AYE,  married  EUyce  Heath,  4  Feb.  1573-4,  at 


THE   LINDESEIE   FAMILY  IN   THE   SOUTH   OF  ENGLAND.  443 

Wonston,  Hants,  England  (See  records  under  Hampshire,  Chapter  I., 
Section  III.).     Perhaps  he  is  the  same  as  John  Linsey  (34). 

34.  JOHN  LINSEY,  of  Stoke  Charity,  Hants,  England;  his  will 
made  26  Nov.  1610,  mentioned  wife  Ahce  to  receive  lands  in  Andover 
and  Overton,  Hants,  for  life,  and  then  to  eldest  son  Richard  Lynsey; 
three  grandchildren  Robert,  Francis  and  Jeffrey  Rickbell,  sons  of  son- 
in-law  Robert  Richbell  of  Overton;  also  mentions  wife  and  children. 
(See  records  under  Hampshire,  Chapter  I.,  Section  III.).  Proved  30 
Mar.  1612.  He  died  29  Nov.  1611,  as  John  Lynsey,  a  farmer,  at  Stoke 
Charity.    See  (33). 

35.  WILLM  LINZE,  was  a  member  of  the  court  of  assistants  of 
the  Grocers'  Company  of  London  in  1582,  and  later.  (Contributed 
from  the  minute  books  of  the  Co.,  by  Mrs.  Edith  Elizabeth  Mary 
Linzee  (150)  Matthews). 

36.  THOMAS  LYNSYE,  of  the  parish  of  St.  Thomas  the  Apostle, 
London,  Midd.,  England;  he  had  sons,  Robert  bapt.  1  May  1585, 
and  Stephen  bapt.  9  Oct.  1586  (Par.  Reg.).  See  records  under  Mid- 
dlesex, Chapter  I.,  Section  III. 

37.  EDWARD  LYNSEE,  m.  Frances  Tyrrell,  15  May  1588,  at 
St.  Thomas  the  Apostle,  London,  Midd.,  England  (Par.  Reg.).  See 
records  under  Middlesex,  Chapter  I.,  Section  III. 

38.  JOHN  LYNSEY,  whose  wife  Jone  was  bur.  2  Jan.  1595,  at 
Okeford  Fitzpaine,  Dorset,  England  (Par.  Reg.).  See  records  under 
Dorsetshire,  Chapter  I.,  Section  III. 

39.  ROBERT  LINSEY,  and  wife  Margaret,  had  a  son  Roger  bapt. 
23  July  1602,  at  Okeford  Fitzpaine,  Dorset,  England  (Par.  Reg.). 
See  records  under  Dorsetshire,  Chapter  I.,  Section  III. 

40.  WILLIAM  LINDSAY,  and  Margaret  Rouse  were  marryed  the 
xxvii*^  day  of  Feb.  1597,  at  White  Waltham,  Maidenhead,  Berkshire, 
England  (Par.  Reg.).  See  records  under  Berkshire  and  Devonshire, 
Chapter  I.,  Section  HI. 

41.  ROBERT  LYNSEY,  and  Aloe  Curteis  were  married  8  Jan. 
1600,  Church  of  St.  Andrews,  Plymouth,  Devon,  England  (Par. 
Reg.).    See  records  under  Devonshire,  Chapter  I.,  Section  HI. 

42.  S^  JOHN  LINDSEY.  Knights  of  the  Bathe  made  at  the 
Coronac'on  of  King  James,  25  July  1603.  (Metcalfe's,  A  Book  of 
Knights,  p.  150). 


444  THE    LINDESEIE    FAMILY    IN   THE   SOUTH    OF   ENGLAND. 

43.  SYMON  LINCEY,  his  wife  Margett  was  buried,  —  Feb.  1603, 
at  Starminster,  Dorset,  England  (Par.  Reg.). 

44.  ROBERT  LINESEY  ESQ.,  late  sheriff  of  the  counties  of 
Surrey  and  Sussex  in  the  second  year  of  his  Majesty's  reign  (Issues  of 
the  Exchequer,  James  I.,  by  Frederick  Devon,  p.  61). 

45.  BARNARD  LINDSAY,  called  Master,  one  of  the  grooms  of 
his  Highness's  privy  chamber,  16  June  1608  (Issues  of  the  Exchequer, 
James  I.,  by  Frederick  Devon,  p.  84). 

46.  THOMAS  LINDSEY.  Allowance  for  putting  out  the  fire  at 
Whitehall,  [among  others],  Thomas  Lindsey  .  .  .  60s.  (Issues  of 
the  Exchequer,  James  I.,  by  Frederick  Devon,  p.  226). 

47.  JOHN  LINZEY,  and  Joane  Petvin,  m.  29  June  1611,  at  Holy 
Trinity,  Dorchester,  Dorset,  England  (Par.  Reg.).  He  could  be 
John,  the  son  of  WilUam  Lynseye  (28),  of  Wimborne  Minster,  or 
John  the  son  of  John  Lynsey  (29)  of  Wimborne  Minster. 

48.  NICHOLAS  LINZEE,  buried  20  Sept.  1616  at  Cranborne, 
Dorset  (Par.  Reg.).     See  (32). 

49.  THOMAS  LINSEY,  of  Lydd,  husb.  and  Mary  Midhurst, 
s.p.w.     At  Old  Romney,  England,  the  19  Sept.  1617. 

50.  RICHARD  LENCIE  OR  LENZIE,  of  Pulborough,  county 
Sussex,  mentioned  in  his  will  his  mother;  brother  Bartellmewe 
Robardes  children,  James  Robardes  his  son;  sister  Jone;  brother 
Thomas ;  sister  Mary  and  her  children ;  residue  to  Robard  Lencie  my 
brother  home.  Signed,  18  Dec.  1617.  Witnesses:  Richard  Havade, 
William  Egerton.  Proved,  9  Jan.  1617-18.  (Chichester,  Sussex, 
Eng.,  Probate,  S.  Dean:  4). 

The  brothers  Thomas  and  Robert  are  important  possibilities  in  the 
ancestry  of  the  Linzees. 

51.  EDWARD  LINDSEY,  a  burgess  of  Camelford,  Cornwall, 
England,  in  1625-6  (See  records  under  Cornwall,  Chapter  I.,  Section 
III.). 

52.  RICHARD  LINDSEY,  son  of  Miles  Lindsey  of  Dent,  co. 
York;  he  was  left  £20  by  his  brother  Edward  Lindsey  of  Buxstead, 
Sussex,  England,  in  1627  (See  records  under  Sussex,  Chapter  I., 
Section  III.). 


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53.  PETER  LINDSEY,  a  burgess  of  Portsmouth,  Hants,  the  31 
Oct.  1635  (Extracts  from  the  Records  of  Portsmouth,  England,  by 
Robert  East).  A  Captain  Peter  Lindsey  was  buried  the  7  May 
1638  (Reg.  of  Winchester  Cathedral).  Also  a  Captain  Peter  Lindsey 
was  granted  command  of  a  ship  in  the  Royal  Navy  by  the  King  in 
1635  (Cal.  State  Papers,  Domestic). 

54.  FRANCISCUS  LINDSEY,  of  Wickham,  Hants,  England;  he 
had  a  wife  Ehzabeth,  by  his  administration  in  1641.  Francis  Linsey 
was  buried  at  Wickham,  22  Mar.  1640,  Pater  famiUas.  (See  records 
under  Hampshire,  Chapter  I.,  Section  IIL). 

55.  JOHN  LINDSEY,  his  daughter  Mary  Lindsey  married  John 
Ingpen,  son  of  Wilham  and  Susan  (Trewman)  Ingpen  of  Whitehorse 
in  the  New  Forest,  co.  Southampton,  Hants,  England  (Berry's  Hants 
Pedigrees.). 

56.  JOHN  LINDSAY.  Moundsmere  Manor,  —  The  crown  held 
a  rent  from  Moundsmere  which  was  granted  by  James  I,  to  his 
Queen  Anne  (Pat.  11  Jas.  I.,  pt.  13.  m.  4.),  and  by  Charles  II.  to 
Lord  Hawley  and  others  in  trust  for  John  Lindsay  who  has  undertaken 
to  defray  £25,384.  2s.  Id.  due  from  the  crown  to  London  city.  (The 
Victoria  History  of  England,  Hampshire,  III:  376). 

57.  THOMAS  LINZE,  of  Arreton,  Isle  of  Wight,  Hants,  England; 
his  administration  mentioned  his  wife  Elizabeth, but  no  further  details, 
in  1663;  bur.  3  Dec.  1661,  as  Thomas  Linze,  at  Arreton;  Elizabeth 
Linsy,  widow,  was  buried  there,  22  May  1664.  (See  records  under 
Hampshire,  Chapter  I.,  Section  III.).  He  could  be  the  father  of 
Thomas  Linzee  (101)  of  Portsea.     See  (58). 

58.  ELIZABETH  LYNSEY,  widow,  of  Barlavington,  Sussex,  Eng- 
land; buried  there  28  May  1664;  her  will  made  13  May  1664,  men- 
tioned her  being  in  the  service  of  the  lady  Mary  wife  of  Sidney  Goring, 
Bart.;  she  left  cottages  etc.  to  be  equally  divided  between  her  four 
children,  her  son  and  three  daughters.  (See  records  under  Sussex, 
Chapter  I.,  Section  III.).  She  could  be  the  mother  of  Thomas 
Linzee  (101)  of  Portsea,  but  she  is  probably  not  the  wife  of  Thomas 
Linze  (57)  of  Arreton  above. 

80.  EDWARD  LINZEE,  probably  the  son  of  John  Lynsey  (29) 
of  Wimborne  Minster,  co.  Dorset;  yet  he  might  be  a  nephew  or 
grandson  of  the  said  John  Lynsey;  b.  before  1596,  at  probably  Wim- 
borne Minster,  where  the  church  register  does  not  begin  until  1635; 


446  THE   LINDESEIE    FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH    OF   ENGLAND. 

he  d.  before  the  13  Jan.  1645,  when  adm.  of  his  estate  was  granted; 

m.  1st  EHzabeth ,  about  1617-18;  she  was  bur.  6  Apr.  1627, 

Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Melcombe  Regis,  Weymouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as 
EHzabeth  wife  of  Edward  Lynzey. 

Edward  Linzee  perhaps  m.  a  2d  wife,  but  no  proof  of  this  has  been 
found;  Mr.  Robert  George  Linzee  (128),  in  a  letter  written  before 
1890,  reported  a  widow  AHce  Linzee  in  Portsea  about  1680,  but  she 
could  hardly  be  his  widow  at  so  advanced  a  date;  furthermore  there 
is  no  proof  that  he  left  a  widow,  and  the  existence  of  Alice  Linzee 
of  Portsea  could  not  be  confirmed  by  an  original  document. 

The  registers  of  the  parishes  of  Melcombe  Regis  and  Radipole 
(See  Chapter  I.,  Section  III.,  under  Dorsetshire)  show,  from  the 
scarcity  of  the  Linzey  entries,  that  Edward  Linzee  or  his  ancestors 
originated  from  some  other  parish  in  Dorset,  and  that  neither  he  nor 
a  brother  left  male  issue  living  there.  Also  attention  must  be  drawn 
to  the  baptism  of  Judith  dau.  of  Thomas  Carolas  Londise,  the  10  Nov. 
1613,  in  the  register,  since  the  name  Londise  is  exactly  that  of  John 
Linzee  (109)  when  he  married  Rose  Guisage  at  St.  Mary's,  Portsea 
(Par.  Reg.). 

It  is  worthy  of  notice  that  three  of  the  daughters  of  Edward  Linzee 
gave  the  name  of  Thomas  to  their  eldest  son. 

Town  Clerk's  Office, 
Municipal  Offices. 

Weymouth. 
20th  September  1904. 

Sir  Richard  Nicholas  Howard,  J.P. 

Town  Clerk. 
Dear  Sir:  — 

I  am  obHged  by  your  letter  and  you  are  quite  correct  in  stating 
that  in  the  year  1626  and  also  in  the  year  1638  Edward  Linzee  was 
the  Mayor  of  this  Town  since  which  the  pedigree  has  been  completely 
lost  and  nothing  known  of  the  family  or  any  person  bearing  that  name. 
I  have  never  heard  of  his  will  or  his  having  left  property.  If  he  left 
a  will  and  it  is  anywhere  it  would  be  in  Somerset  House  London 
where  all  the  old  wills  throughout  the  country  were  placed  some 
years  ago  or  it  may  by  chance  be  found  in  the  probate  registry 
Blandford  Dorset.  We  have  nothing  in  the  Minutes  that  can  throw 
any  light  upon  him  or  his  Descendants. 
I  am 

Your  obedient  servant, 

R.  N.  Howard 

Town  Clerk. 

Mr.  John  W.  Linzee  Jr. 
96  Charles  Street 

Boston,  Mass.,  U.  S.  A. 


THE   LINDESEIE    FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH   OF   ENGLAND. 


447 


Edward  Linzee  was  a  merchant  of  Weymouth,  Dorset,  England; 
Edward  Lynsey's  name  first  apperd  by  fine,  the  10  Dec.  1617,  as  a 
Freeman  of  Waymouth  andMelcombe  Regis;  and  from  1619-27,  five 
children  were  baptized  to  Edward  Linzey  in  the  church  of  St.  Mary's 
at  Melcombe  Regis,  Weymouth.  But  in  the  ofl&cial  records  of  Wey- 
mouth, he  was  called  Edward  Linzee,  mayor  of  Weymouth  and  Mel- 
combe Regis,  in  1626,  and  again  elected  in  1638;  and  from  1630-6, 
Edward  Linze,  also  called  Mr.  Lindsey  of  Weymouth,  owned  two 
ships,  the  Dolphin  and  Desire  of  Weymouth,  which  were  engaged  in 
the  Newfoundland  trade  between  that  country  and  Portsmouth, 
England.     (Cal.  State  Papers,  Domestic). 

There  is  therefore  no  doubt  that  Edward,  bore  the  surname  of 
Linzee,  and  that  all  the  other  spellings  of  his  name  can  be  accounted 
for  as  the  methods  of  those  who  recorded  his  name  when  it  was  their 
duty  to  do  so. 

(Notes  and  Queries  for  Somerset  and  Dorset,  England,  1912-3, 
XIII:  331,  359-61,  by  E.  A.  Fry  and  G.  S.  Fry). 


Notes  and  Queries  for  Somerset  and  Dorset,  VII:  199. 
Dorset  Recoveries,  James  I.'s  Reign. 


Trin.  18th  year 
1. 


Robert  Maior  &  Edward  Lynsey  v.  Alexander 
Towse,  gen.  &  John  Griddle,  —  3  messuages, 
2  tofts,  &  1  garden  in  Waymouth  &  Melcombe 
Regis.  (Vouchees,  Mathew  Allyn  alias  Belpitt, 
and  Ann  his  wife). 

The  History  and  Antiquities  of  the  County  of  Dorset, 

By  John  Hutchins. 

(1:438)  Mayors  of  Weymouth  and  Melcombe  Regis  since  the 
Charter  of  James  I. 

Among  others:  the  first  Mayor  was  John  Roye,  esq,  named  in  the 
charter,  1615. 


William  Waltham, 

1616. 

Thomas  Waltham, 

1645 

Henry  Waltham, 

1622. 

Thomas  Ledoze, 

1647 

Edward  Linzee, 

1626. 

Thomas  Waltham, 

1655 

Thomas  Ledoze, 

1636. 

Henry  Waltham, 

1657 

Edward  Linzee, 

1638. 

Thomas  Ledoze, 

1684 

Thomas  Ledoze, 

1694 

(11:451)  Decimo  die  Decembris  1617.  The  Names  of  such  Per- 
sons as  are  found  to  bee  Freemen  of  this  Borrough  Towne  of  Way- 
mouth and  Melcombe  Regis. 

By  Charter.  William  Waltham,  alderman,  Henry  Waltham  Capi- 
tall  and  Principall  Burgess  or  Common  Counsaile,  Roger  Frye,  and 
others. 


448 


THE   LINDESEIE    FAMILY   IN    THE   SOUTH    OF   ENGLAND. 


By  Fine.     Edward  Lynscy,  Thomas  Ledoze,  and  others  (0- 

By  Patrmioney.     Thomas  Waltham,  John  Waltham,  and  others. 

(11:459)  Waymouth.  The  register,  from  1560  to  1641,  included 
Melcombe  Regis  and  Radipole  until  14  Sept.  1606,  when  Melcombe 
Church  was  consecrated  to  be  the  Parish  Church. 

Burials:   Mr.  Jonathan  Ledoze,  1653. 

Thomas  Ledoze,  merchant,  1701. 


Calendar  of  State  Papers.    Domestic.     1629-31. 

(p.  467)     Warrants  for  issueing  Letters  of  Marque. 
Granted  by  the  Lord  Commissioners  of  the  Admiralty  during  the 
year  1630. 


Date. 

1630, 
Jan.  4 


Owner  of  Ships. 

Edward  Linze 
and  others. 


Name. 


Dolphin  of 

Weymouth 

Desire. 


Ton- 
nage. 


100. 
50. 


Captains  or  Masters. 

Gabriel  Cornish 
Robert  Damen. 


Refer- 
ence. 

Vol. 
cxxx 
p.  38. 


1635-6,  16  Mar.     Portsmouth.     John  Goodwin  to  Nicholas.  — 
Mr.  Lindsey  of  Weymouth  has  come  to    Portsmouth    desiring 

Goodwin  to  discharge  certain  seamen  pressed  out  of  a  ship  of  his 

bound  for  Newfoundland. 

Certificate  of  Edward  Lindsey  of  Weymouth  of  the  circumstances 

relating  to  the  Dolphin  of  Weymouth. 


Edward  Linzee's  will  was  made  in  1645,  but  the  original  or  a  copy 
could  not  be  found  in  the  probate  registry  at  Blandford,  Dorset,  or 
in  the  registry  at  Somerset  House,  London.  Administration  of  his 
estate  was  first  granted  to  his  son-in-law  William  Fry  of  Ashgrove, 
Wilts,  on  the  13  Jan.  1645  in  the  Consistory  Court  at  Blandford; 
but  owing  to  litigation  a  commission  in  1649  was  issued  to 
John  Fry  and  his  wife,  a  daughter  of  Edward  Linzee,  who  took 
out  administration  in  the  Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury,  in 
London. 

(Prerog.  Ct.  Act  Book,  1649,  Somerset  House,  London).  Edward 
Lyndsey.  On  the  11  May,  there  issued  a  commission  to  John  Fry 
and  (blank)  Fry,  alias  Lindsey  his  wife,  daughter  of  Edward 
Lynzey,  late  of  Weymouth  and  Melcombe  Regis,  in  the  Co. 
of  Dorset,  to  administer  the  goods  of  the  said  deceased,  accord- 
ing to  the  tenor  of  his  will,  because  Robert  Geear  and  Henry 
Cuttance,  executors,  expressly  renounced  the  charge  of  executing 
the  same. 


(})  The  names  of  Ledoze,  Londise  and  Linzee  might  have  a  common  ori- 
gin, but  no  family  relationship  has  been  discovered. 


THE   LINDESEIE    FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH    OF   ENGLAND.  449 

» 

Information  on  the  family  of  Edward  Linzee  can  be  obtained  from 
the  following  documents,  in  the  Public  Record  Office,  in  London: 
Chancery  suit.  Fry  v.  Napier,  dated  2  July  1650.     Mitford  III:  52. 
Despositions,  Fry  v.  Napper,  taken  —  Oct.  1650. 
Depositions,  Bridges:  355. 
Foot  of  Fine,  levied  Hilary,  1651. 

Children  of  Edward  Linzee  (80)  and  1st  Wife  Elizabeth . 


81.  I.  Rebekah,   bapt.   23   May   1619,   Weymouth,   Melcombe   Regis, 

Church  of  St.  Mary's  (Par.  Reg.). 
II.  Ghephery,   bapt.   20  May   1621,   Weymouth,   Melcombe  Regis 
(Par.  Reg.),  as  Ghephery  son  of  Edward  Lynsey. 

82.  III.  Anna  or  Hannah,  bapt.  5  June  162.3,  Weymouth,   Melcombe 

Regis  (Par.  Reg.). 

83.  IV.  Mary,  bapt.  2  June  1625,  Weymouth,  Melcombe  Regis  (Par. 

Reg.). 

84.  V.  Ruth,  bapt.  1  Apr.  1627,  Weymouth,  Melcombe  Regis  (Par.  Reg.). 

81.  REBEKAH  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Edward  Linzee  (80),  and  1st 

wife    Elizabeth ;   bapt.  23  May  1619,  Church  of  St.  Mary's, 

Melcombe  Regis,  Weymouth,  co.  Dorset,  England,  as  Rebekah  dau. 
of  Edward  Linzey;  m.  Richard  Lockett  of  Yeovil,  co.  Somerset. 

Probable  child  of  Rebekah  Linzee  (81)  and  Richard  Lockett. 

I.  Thomas.     (See  Notes  and  Queries,  Somerset  and  Dorset) . 

Thomas  Lockett  made  a  will,  dated  at  Spettisbury,  Dorset, 
the  21  Jan.  1656-7,  and  proved  26  Jan.  1657-8  (P.C.C.,  Wootton, 
46),  he  was  godfather  to  Thomas  son  of  Richard;  in  it  he  left  £10. 
0.  0.  to  each  of  the  eight  children  of  John  Fry,  by  his  last  wife, 
and  not  any  other,  who  was  probably  Anna  or  Hannah  Linzee  (82). 

82.  ANNA  OR  HANNAH  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Edward  Linzee  (80) 

and  1st  wife  Elizabeth  ;    bapt.  5  June    1623,    Church  of   St. 

Mary's,  Melcombe  Regis,  Weymouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Anna  or  Hannah 

dau.    of  Edward  Linzey;    d.  1666    (P.  R.);   Hannah  Lynsey 

m.  John  Fry,  2  Feb.  1642,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Melcombe  Regis, 
(Par.  Reg.) ;  she  was  the  4th  wife  of  John  Fry  of  Tarrant  Gunville, 
Dorset;  son  of  WilHam  and  Milicent  (Swayne)  Fry  of  Tarrant  Gun- 
ville; Will'm  ffrie  of  Ewerminster  in  com.  Dorset  in  1623,  m.  Melisent 
dau.  of  Rob*.  Swaine  of  Tarant  Gunfeild,  they  had  among  other 
children,  John  ffrie  filius  et  haer.  aet.  14  in  1623,  and  Will'm  aet.  13 
(The  Visitations  of  Dorsetshire  in  1623,  The  Harl.  Soc,  XX:  43); 
John  Fry  d.  about  1657  (P.  R.),  when  his  will  was  proved  by  his  wife 
Anna. 

(Notes  and  Queries  for  Somerset  and  Dorset,  1 :  53-56,  73-74 ; 
IV:  207-8,  by  E.  A.  Fry  and  G.  S.  Fry). 

John  Fry  was  of  Burseys  and  Stabhampton,  in  Tarrant  Gunvil, 


450  THE   LINDESEIE    FAMILY   IN   THE   SOUTH    OF   ENGLAND. 

Co.  Dorset;  he  was  a  member  of  the  Standing  Committee  of  Dorset, 
and  represented  the  borough  of  Shaftesbury  in  the  Long  ParUament 
from  1647  to  1651.  He  was  one  of  the  Regicides,  being  one  of  the 
Commissioners  in  the  trial  of  King  Charles  I.,  but  he  did  not  sign  the 
death  warrant.  (Wiltshire  Notes  and  Queries,  1:458-467,  by  E.  A. 
Fry). 
Sons  by  Anna  Linzee,  were  Thomas,  Stephen,  James,  Joseph. 

83.  MARY  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Edward  Linzee  (80)  and  1st  wife 

Ehzabeth  ;   bapt.  2  June  1625,  Weymouth,  Melcombe  Regis, 

Church  of  St.  Mary's  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  dau.  of  Edward  Linzey; 
Mary  Linsey  m.  William  Fry,  25  June  1642,  Swanage  (Par.  Reg.), 
Co.  Dorset;  son  of  Thomas  and  Grace  (Horsford)  Fry  of  Ashgrove, 
Wilts  and  Dorchester,  Co.  Dorset  (Wiltshire  Notes  and  Queries, 
1:458-467,  by  E.  A.  Fry);  b.  about  1622;  d.  2  Feb.  1708,  at 
probably  Bristol,  Co.  Somerset;  bur.  at  Ashford,  Co.  Wilts,  England, 
15  Feb.  1707-8  (Par.  Reg.  of  Donhead,  St.  Mary). 

(Notes  and  Queries  for  Somerset  and  Dorset,  IV:  207,  by  E.  A.  Fry). 

William  Fry  was  of  Ashgrove  Hundred,  Donhead,  St.  Mary's, 
Wilts,  and  was  a  quaker.  He  gave  the  burial  ground  to  the  quakers 
in  1700. 

Children,  Thomas,  William,  Stephen,  John,  Nathaniel,  Mary, 
Grace,  James,  Elizabeth,  Anne,  and  Sarah. 

84.  RUTH  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Edward  Linzee  (80)  and  1st  wife 

Elizabeth ;  bapt.    1  Apr.  1627,  Weymouth,  Melcombe  Regis, 

Church  of  St.  Mary's  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Ruth  Lynzey  dau.  of  Edward 
Linzey;  m.  Henry  Waltham,  who  was  Mayor  of  Weymouth  in  1657; 

d. 1668;  his  adm.  is  dated  19  May  1668,  as  Henry  Waltham 

of  Weymouth,  and  was  to  Ruth  Waltham  his  relict.  (Somerset 
House  Probate  Reg.). 

(Notes  and  Queries  for  Somerset  and  Dorset,  V:  118-9,  by  G.  S. 
Fry). 

He  administered  to  his  brother  Thomas  Waltham's  estate  the  19 
Dec.  1667,  of  Weymouth  a  bachelor,  who  was  Mayor  of  Weymouth 
in  1645  and  in  1655. 

A  Henry  Waltham  was  Mayor  of  Weymouth  in  1623  (Harl.  Soc, 
XX:  2). 


SECTION  IV. 

THE  LINZEE  FAMILY. 

In  order  to  emphasize  the  fact  that  the  ancestry  of  Thomas  Linzee 
(101)  of  Portsea,  Hants,  England,  has  not  been  proved  back  to  any 
Lunesi,  Lindsey,  or  Lindsay  family,  the  classification  of  the  Linzee 
family  will  be  arbitrarily  started  with  number  100. 

100.  LINZEE,  whose  christian  name  has  not  been  de- 
termined; he  might  be,  in  the  order  of  probability,  either  John  the 
son  of  William  Lynsye  (28)  of  Wimborne  Minster,  Dorset,  or  John 
the  son  of  John  Lynsey  (29)  of  the  same  place;  or  a  brother  of  Edward 
Linzee  (80)  mayor  of  Weymouth,  Dorset,  or  the  said  Edward  Linzee 
himself;  but  there  are  strong  reasons  for  ehminating  Edward  as  the 
father  of  Thomas  Linzee  (101)  of  Portsea,  the  known  ancestor  of  all 
bearing  the  surname  Linzee,  since  the  names  of  Thomas  and  Dorothy 
are  not  among  the  known  children  of  Edward. 

Perhaps  this  ancestor  might  be  Thomas  Linze  (57)  of  Arreton,  in 
the  Isle  of  Wight,  Hants;  or  the  husband  of  Ehzabeth  Lynsey  (58) 
of  Barlavington,  Sussex;  or  he  might  be  of  the  family  of  Richard 
Lenzie  (50)  of  Pulborough,  Sussex. 

Next  in  order  this  ancestor  might  be  descended  from  the  Linseys 
of  Stoke  Charity  (31-34)  near  Winchester,  or  of  Nicholas  Linzee  of 
Cranborne  (48),  with  the  chance  that  Franciscus  Lindsey  (54)  of 
Wickham,  Hants,  is  the  connecting  link;  or  he  might  be  Peter 
Lindsey  (53),  a  burgess  of  Portsmouth,  the  31  Oct.  1635;  or 
a  scion  of  the  Lindseys  in  Sussex,  Surrey,  Wilts,  Kent,  and 
London. 

All  of  the  above  lines,  except  that  of  Buxsted,  Sussex,  are  possible 
offshoots  of  the  great  Norman  House  of  Limesi,  whose  branches,  as 
already  shown,  were  seated  for  centuries  in  the  south  of  England. 
(See  Chapter  I.,  Section  III.;  and  Chapter  V.,  Sections  11.  and 
III.). 

Finally,  the  presence  of  Daniel  de  Lisle,  Miles,  and  Thomas  Lisle, 
burgesses  of  Portsmouth,  the  26  Feb.  1616-17  and  1640-41,  respec- 
tively, and  of  John  Lisle  one  of  the  Lord  Commissioners  of  the  great 
seals  of  England,  as  a  burgess  there  in  1655,  lead  to  the  interpretation 
that  the  Linzees  are  descended  from  a  branch  of  the  distinguished 
family  of  de  Lisle  seated  for  centuries  in  the  Isle  of  Wight,  but  this 
is  a  very  remote  possibiUty. 

Cheldren  of  Linzee  (100)  and . 


101.  I.  Thomas,  b.  about  1627,  by  his  gravestone  at  St.  Mary's  church- 

yard, Kingston,  Portsea,  Hants,  England. 

102.  II.  Dorothy,  who  is  probably  a  sister  of  Thomas. 

451 


452  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

101.  THOMAS  LINZEE,  son  of  Linzee   (100)   and   

;  b.    about  1627,  by  his  gravestone,  which  is  the  oldest  in  the 


churchyard  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea,  Hants,  England,  and 
on  that  account  still  left  standing  in  spite  of  modern  alterations;  it 
bears  the  inscriptions  of  himself  and  his  wife  Elizabeth  as  follows: 
"  Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Thomas  Linzee  who  dyed  November  3^ 
IQ***  Annod  1680  in  y''  53"^  year  of  his  age  ",  and  "  Here  also  lyeth 
y*  body  of  Elizabeth  wife  of  Thomas  Linzee  who  died  y^  10'^''  day  of 
May  1679  in  y*'  50  yeare  of  her  age  ".  The  stone  itself  is  well  pre- 
served, but  in  1915  Mr.  Alfred  Penfold  reported  that  it  had  been 
damaged  by  boys  playing  in  the  churchyard.  The  record  of  William 
Penfold  shown  by  the  photograph  was  put  on  prior  to  1881,  by  his 
son  William  Penfold  who  died  in  1882;  then  Mr.  Frederick  Penfold 
had  the  stone  repaired  in  1887,  without  adding  anything  to  it; 
recently  Mr.  Lewis  Linzee  renovated  it,  when  the  present  photograph 
was  taken  which  appears  in  this  history.  Thomas  Lyndesey  was 
bur.  29  Nov.  1680,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea  (Par. 
Reg.),  which  differs  from  the  record  of  the  gravestone,  but  the  same 
person  is  evident  in  both  records. 

It  is  probable  that  Thomas  Linzee  had  a  first  wife  Mariye,  for  a 
Mariye  wife  of  Thomas  Linslie  was  buried  11  Mar.  1657  according 
to  the  register  of  Portsea  church,  but  there  is  no  record  of  any  child 
by  her,  or  of  their  marriage. 

Thomas  Linzee,  as  Thomas  Linslie,  m.  Elizabeth  Hills,  13  Apr. 
1658,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.);  her 
parentage  could  not  be  ascertained;  a  William  Hilles  was  elected  a 
burgess  of  Portsmouth,  Hants,  England,  the  22  Aug.  1588;  she  was 
b.  about  1629,  by  her  gravestone;  and  was  bur.  10  May  1679,  Portsea 
(Par.  Reg.),  as  Elizabeth  wife  of  Thomas  Linzley,  which  date  agrees 
exactly  with  the  death  of  Elizabeth  Linzee  on  her  and  her  husband 
Thomas  Linzee's  joint  gravestone. 

The  names  Linslie,  Linzley,  Lyndesey,  above,  are  undoubtedly 
spellings  by  the  contemporary  officials  of  the  church  who  made  the 
entries. 

An  Alice  Linzee,  widow,  lived  at  Portsea  in  1680  (R.  by  Robert 
George  Linzee);  her  presence  has  not  been  shown  by  any  original 
record,  consequently  her  proper  place  in  the  genealogy  of  the  Linzee 
family  has  not  been  determined. 

Buckland,  Kingston,  and  Fratton,  are  parts  of  Portsea.  At  Buck- 
land,  is  the  parish  church  of  Portsea,  generally  called  Kingston 
Church,  as  it  is  in  that  district;  it  is  dedicated  to  St.  Mary,  and  is 
an  imposing  building,  without  being  remarkable  for  its  architecture; 
the  square  tower  appears  to  be  of  more  modern  date  than  the  rest 
of  the  structure,  and  has  a  fine  chime  of  bells.  The  cemetery  sur- 
rounding the  church  contained  at  one  time  about  eight  acres,  and 
was  one  of  the  most  magnificent  in  England,  at  present  the  grave 
stones  are  all  stacked  up  in  rows,  owing  to  what  is  called  modern 


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THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  453 

improvements,  and  permission  was  refused  to  disturb  them  for 
the  purpose  of  copying  the  inscriptions  on  the  Linzee  monu- 
ments. 

The  De  Ports  owned  Buckland  in  the  Domesday  survey,  and  also 
Applestede,  which  is  now  Kingston. 

It  is  quite  certain  that  Thomas  Linzee  did  not  descend  from  a 
family  long  seated  at  Portsea,  as  the  scarcity  of  the  Linzee  entries 
in  the  registers  of  that  parish  from  1650  to  1690  clearly  demonstrate. 
The  records  previous  to  1650  were  destroyed  by  fire,  but  this  great 
loss  does  not  hide  the  fact  previously  stated.  Back  of  Thomas 
Linzee  (101)  several  lines  of  possible  ancestry  have  been  pointed  out, 
there  now  remains  only  the  family  traditions  prevalent  in  everj' 
branch  of  his  descendants,  which  agree  in  stating  that  he  is  a  scion 
of  the  Lindsays  of  Scotland.  This  idea  has  for  its  main  support  the 
statement  of  Samuel  First  Viscount  Hood,  which  was  placed  by  him 
on  file  in  the  Heraldic  College  of  Arms,  at  London,  in  1796,  when  he 
claimed  that  Thomas  Linzee  (103)  was  "  descended  from  the  Linzees 
of  Scotland  ".  Unhappily,  Viscount  Hood  failed  to  give  any  pedi- 
gree of  ascent,  but  the  coat  of  arms  granted  to  his  wife,  Susannah 
Viscountess  Hood,  and  to  her  father  Edward  Linzee  (107)  and  his 
descendants,  is  that  of  the  Scottish  Lindsays.  Evidence  has  not 
been  discovered  to  prove  Lord  Hood's  statement,  which  he  gives  as 
a  fact  and  not  a  probability,  but  it  can  be  safely  assumed  that  his 
views  were  based  directly  on  either  absolute  knowledge  or  on  family 
tradition  of  long  standing. 

The  Lindseys  of  Wimborne  Minster,  county  Dorset,  are  probably 
descended  from  the  Lindsays  of  Scotland,  through  some  remote  con- 
nection (See  Numbers  18,  19,  20,  21,  in  Chapter  V.,  Section  IIL), 
and  as  they  are  the  probable  ancestors  of  Edward  Linzee  (80),  mayor 
of  Weymouth,  who  is  a  probable  relative  of  the  Linzees  of  Portsea, 
there  is  this  reasonable  assurance  that  Lord  Hood  is  correct.  On 
the  other  hand,  the  Lindsays  of  Scotland  also  have  traditions  that 
a  branch  or  branches  of  their  family  settled  in  Dorset,  but  so  far, 
except  for  very  ancient  possibilities  already  pointed  out,  only  the 
line  of  Thomas  Lindsay,  Archbishop  of  Armagh,  has  been  noted, 
whose  armorial  bearings  should  be  consulted  and  compared  with  those 
of  the  Linzees.  (See  Chapter  L,  Section  IV.,  and  Chapter  V.,  Sec- 
tions I.,  II.,  III.,  v.). 

From  the  probate  registry  at  Winchester,  Hants,  it  appears  that 
letters  of  administration  were  granted  on  the  estate  of  Thomas 
Linzee  of  Brickland  [or  Buckland],  Portsea;  his  estate  was  apprized 
at  £18.  17.  2.  Dated,  20  Nov.  1680.  Appraisers:  Thomas  Damo- 
rum,  ropemaker  (^),  and  John  Bye,  gent.  (Contributed  by  Mrs. 
Lewis  Linzee). 


(^)  Perhaps  the  Thomas  Damerum,  a  burgess  of  Portsmouth  in  1671. 


454  the  linzee  family. 

Child  of  Thomas  Linzee  (101)  and  Elizabeth  Hills. 

103.       I.  Thomas,  bapt.  13  Sept.  1659,  church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston, 
Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Thomas,  son  of  Thomas  Linsley. 

102.  DOROTHY  LINZEE,  the  probable  sister  of  Thomas  Linzee 

(101),  and  dau.    of  Linzee    (100);    Dorothy  Linze    m.    John 

Brissom,  10  Aug.  1663,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea 
(Par.  Reg.). 


103.  THOMAS  LINZEE,  son  of  Thomas  Linzee  (101)  and  Eliza- 
beth Hills;  bapt.  13  Sept.  1659,  church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston, 
Portsea,  Hants,  England  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Thomas  son  of  Thomas 
Linsley;  d.  11  Mar.  1727,  as  Thomas  Linzee  (R.  by  M.  E.  Pescott 
Frost  of  Portsmouth,  England);  bur.  13  Mar.  1727,  Portsea  (Par. 
Reg.),  as  Thomas  Linsey;  Thomas  Linzee,  bachelor,  m.  1st  Mary 
Monsieur,  spinster,  both  of  Portsmouth,  9  May  1681,  at  the  church 
of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket  (Par.  Reg.);  dau.  of  Andrew  and  Elizabeth 
Mounsher  or  Munshoir,  or  Mounsieur  of  Portsmouth  (P.  R.);  b. 
about  1660,  Portsmouth;  d.  before  1690,  leaving  only  a  daughter 
Elizabeth. 

The  Mounsher  name  occurs  at  Cowes  and  Bowcomb  in  the  Isle 
of  Wight,  and  at  Portsmouth,  Southampton  and  Chichester.  By 
the  Portsmouth  records,  John  Mounsher  was  mayor  in  1696,  1700, 
and  the  same  name  in  1732. 

Thomas  Linzee  m.  2d  Mary  Albeck  of  Portsmouth  (R.  by  1st  Vis- 
count Hood),  about  1690;  b.  about  1670;  bur.  7  Mar.  1744,  church 
of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  Linzee. 

There  was  a  Thomas  Albeck,  whose  son  John  was  bapt.  10  Apr. 
1710,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.). 

The  identity  of  Thomas  Linzee  rests  on  his  first  marriage  record, 
and  on  the  existence  of  an  old  deed,  his  wife's  jointure  deed,  temp. 
Charles  II.,  in  the  possession  of  the  late  Mr.  Robert  G.  Linzee  of 
Romsey,  Co.  Hants,  England,  wherein  was  mentioned  his  wife  Mary 
Mounsher  and  her  mother  Elizabeth,  a  widow,  in  1680.  In  the  deed 
he  settled  on  his  wife  a  house  at  Brickland  Q-),  Portsea,  which  is 
important  evidence  when  compared  with  the  record  of  the  adminis- 
tration of  the  estate  of  his  father  Thomas  Linzee,  the  20  Nov.  1680, 
where  the  word  Brickland  occurs. 

In  the  very  heart  of  Portsmouth  stands  the  stately  Parish  Church, 
built  between  1210  and  1220,  by  Peter  de  Rupibus,  Bishop  of  Winton, 
which  he  consecrated  to  St.  Thomas  k  Becket,  the  noted  Archbishop 
of  Canterbury,  who  was  assassinated  at  the  altar  of  that  cathedral, 
by  Reginald  Fitz  Urse,  in  1170,  the  husband  of  Beatrix  de  Limesi. 

In  1628,  George  Villiers,  Duck  of  Buckingham,  the  favorite  of 


(')  Perhaps  this  was  Buckland  instead  of  Brickland. 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  455 

James  I.  and  Charles  I.,  was  assassinated  at  Portsmouth,  and  his 
remains,  some  say  only  his  heart,  lie  entombed  under  the  altar  of 
Portsmouth  Church.  The  registers  of  this  church  contain  the  mar- 
riage record  of  Charles  II.,  on  parchment,  and  many  items  of  historic 
interest. 

From  the  Winchester  Probate  Registry  the  following  two  wills 
were  contributed  by  Mrs.  Lewis  Linzee. 

This  eighteenth  day  of  October  one  thousand  six  hundred  and 
seventy  —  I  Andrew  Munshoir  of  Portsmouth  County  of  South- 
ampton, Mariner,  being  sick  in  Body  but  of  good  memory  (blessed 
be  to  God)  and  bearing  in  mind  the  state  of  this  transitory  life  and 
being  ready  when  it  shall  please  god  to  call  me  and  cancelling  all 
and  every  will  and  codicil  do  make  and  declare  this  my  last  will 
and  Testament  —  First  I  give  my  soul  to  God  and  my  body  to  the 
ground.  I  give  unto  my  son  Andrew  Munshoir  and  to  my  daughter 
Ann  Munshoir  my  houses  or  tenements  in  Penny  Street  Portsmouth 
which  I  bought  of  my  brother  in  law  Thomas  Monday  to  be  coheirs 
and  heiress  to  be  equally  shared  between  them,  and  that  if  they  die 
to  go  to  my  executrix  hereafter  named,  and  they  shall  pay  forty 
pounds  between  them  to  my  daughter  Sarah  and  Rebecca  that  is 
twenty  to  Rebecca  and  twenty  to  Sara,  and  if  they  should  dye  the 
money  to  be  given  to  my  executrix.  I  also  give  unto  my  son  James 
Munshoir  one  shilling,  I  give  unto  my  daughter  Mary  Munshoir  one 
shilling  I  give  unto  my  son  John  one  shilling.  I  give  unto  my 
daughter  Elizabeth  Munshoir  one  shilling.  I  also  give  to  my  son 
Abraham  Munshoir  my  little  Hoy  and  all  that  belongeth  unto  her 
after  one  year  of  my  decease  and  he  is  to  assist  his  mother  as  now  he 
does  and  she  to  maintain  him.  I  make  my  loving  wife  Elizabeth 
Munshoir  my  full  and  whole  executrix  of  this  my  last  will  and  testa- 
ment —  I  give  unto  my  said  executrix  my  houses  on  the  Point  and 
all  of  my  goods  and  chattels  not  before  mentioned.  In  witness  hereof 
I  Andrew  Munshoir  do  set  to  this  my  last  will  and  Testament  my 
hand  and  seal  this  year  above  written.  The  mark  of  Andrew 
Munshoir. 

Witnesses:  John  Garott,  Rob.  Sirt,  Rob.  Harfardson. 

Estate  valued  £127-19-9.     Proved  6  Oct.  1671. 

In  the  name  of  God  Amen  —  I  Elizabeth  Mounsher  of  Portsmouth 
in  the  county  of  Southampton,  widow,  being  sick  and  weak  in  Body 
but  of  sound  mind  and  perfect  memory  do  make  this  my  last  will 
and  testament  —  First,  I  bequeath  my  soul  to  God  my  creator,  my 
Body  to  the  earth  to  be  decently  buried,  and  my  worldly  goods  as 
follows,  viz  —  First  I  give  and  bequeath  all  my  wearing  Cloths 
both  Linen  and  WoUen  to  be  equally  divided  between  my  three 
daughters,  Rebecca  Neave,  Sara  Movell  and  Elizabeth  Pyke  —  also 


456  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

I  give  and  Bequeath  unto  my  son  James  Mounsher  the  sum  of  twenty 
pounds  of  lawful  money  of  England  and  my  Cocoshell  cup,  tipped 
with  silver.  I  give  unto  my  two  grandchildren  William  Redman  ten 
pounds,  apiece  to  lay  it  into  the  hands  of  my  son-in-law  Richard 
Bramble,  and  by  him  put  out  for  their  use  to  be  given  unto  them  with 
the  interest  that  shall  be  made  thereof  at  their  several  ages  of  one 
and  twenty  years  and  if  either  of  them  happen  to  go  before  the  said 
age  the  survivor  to  have  the  whole  20  and  the  interest  —  I  give  and 
bequeath  unto  my  said  daughter  Elizabeth  Pyke  the  sum  of  ten 
pounds  of  lawful  money  of  England  —  I  give  and  bequeath  unto 
ray  grandson  Andrew  the  son  of  my  said  James  Mounsher  the  sum 
of  five  pounds  and  my  Bible,  the  money  to  be  given  and  dehvered 
to  his  father  for  his  use  —  I  give  to  my  son  in  law  Richard  Bramble 
one  guinea.  I  give  unto  my  grandaughter  Elizabeth  Linsley  my 
silver  Baker  and  one  of  my  hoop  rings  after  all  my  funeral  expenses 
being  paid  and  discharged,  all  the  residue  of  my  goods  and  chattels 
I  give  and  Bequeath  unto  my  son-in-law  John  Neve  whom  I  make  and 
appoint  my  whole  executor  of  this  my  will  and  testament  in  which 
I  have  now  set  my  hand  and  seal  the  twenty  third  day  of  December. 
Elizabeth  Mounsher. 

Signed  and  sealed  —  John  Ransford,  William  Warren,  Hen  Huish. 

Proved  Decemo  sexto  Sept.  1700. 

The  will  of  Elizabeth  Mounsher  of  Portsmouth,  just  given,  shows 
that  her  daughter  Mary  (Mounsher)  Linzee  had  died  and  left  only  a 
daughter  Elizabeth,  otherwise  other  Linzee  grandchildren  would  have 
been  mentioned  in  her  testament.  Consequently,  the  children  born 
to  Thomas  Linsey  and  Mary  his  wife,  whose  baptisms  are  recorded 
after  1690  in  the  parish  registers  of  Portsea,  must  be  by  a  second 
wife  also  named  Mary.  It  appears,  from  the  pedigree  compiled  by 
Samuel  First  Viscount  Hood  in  1796,  that  this  second  wife's  name 
was  Mary  Albeck. 

Viscount  Hood  described  Thomas  Linzee  (103)  as  "of  Portsmouth 
in  the  County  of  Hants.     Descended  from  the  Linzee's  of  Scotland. 

Ob: ,  buried  at  Kingston  ".     Thus  from  Lord  Hood's  record,  the 

proof  is  established  that  the  Portsmouth  and  Kingston,  or  Portsea, 
Linzee  and  Linsey  families  are  the  same. 

The  grant  of  arms  to  Viscountess  Hood  and  her  father  Edward 
Linzee,  and  the  pedigree  of 'the  Linzee  family  by  Lord  Hood,  are 
important  links  in  the  proofs  of  the  lines  of  ascent  and  descent,  by 
establishing  completely  the  identification  of  the  descendants  of  John 
Linzee  (105),  who  are  not  given,  from  the  descendants  of  Thomas 
Linzee  (106)  and  Edward  Linzee  (107),  the  sons  of  Thomas 
Linzee  and  Mary  Albeck. 

This  grant  of  arms  and  pedigree  will  now  be  stated. 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 


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458  THE   LINZEE   FAMILY. 

To  All  and  Singular  to  whom  'these  Presents  shall  come 
Sir  Isaac  Heard,  Knight,  Garter  Principal  King  of  Arms  Sendeth 
Greeting.  Whereas  The  Right  Honorable  Samuel  Lord  Viscount 
Hood  and  Baronet  of  the  Kingdom  of  Great  Britain  Baron  Hood  of 
the  Kingdom  of  Ireland  and  Admiral  of  the  Blue  Squadron  of  his 
Majesty's  Fleet  hath  requested  The  Most  Noble  Charles  Duke  of 
Norfolk,  Earl  Marshal  and  Hereditary  Marshal  of  England,  the 
favour  of  His  Grace's  Warrant  for  my  exemplifying  and  confirming 
the  Arms  of  the  Right  Honorable  Susannah  Viscountess  Hood  his 
Wife  Baroness  Hood  of  the  Kingdom  of  Great  Britain  (in  her  own 
right)  to  be  borne  by  her  and  her  descendants  and  by  those  of  her 
late  father  Edward  Lindzee,  late  of  Portsmouth  in  the  County  of 
Southampton,  Esquire,  deceased,  according  to  the  Laws  of  Arms, 
that  the  same  might  be  inserted  in  his  Lordship's  Pedigree  to  be 
proved  pursuant  to  the  standing  Orders,  of  the  House  of  Peers, 
relative  to  the  descents  of  the  Peers  of  Great  Britain  And  forasmuch 
as  His  Grace  did  by  Warrant  under  his  hand  and  Seal  bearing  date 
the  thirteenth  day  of  July  instant  authorise  and  direct  me  to  grant 
Exemplify  and  confirm  such  Armorial  Ensigns  accordingly  Know  Ye 
therefore  that  I  the  said  Garter  in  pursuance  of  the  consent  of  the 
said  Earl  Marshal  and  by  virtue  of  the  Letters  Patent  of  my  Office 
to  me  granted  under  the  Great  Seal  of  Great  Britain  do  by  these 
Presents  grant  exemplify  and  confirm  to  the  said  Susannah  Vis- 
countess and  Baroness  Hood  the  Arms  following  that  is  to  say: 
Gules  a  Fess  cheque  Argent  and  Azure  cotised  Erminois  as  the  same 
are  in  the  margin  hereof  more  plainly  depicted  to  be  borne  and  used 
for  ever  hereafter  by  her  the  said  Susannah  Viscountess  and  Baroness 
Hood  and  her  descendants  and  by  those  of  her  said  late  father  Edward 
Lindzee,  deceased,  with  due  and  proper  differences  according  to  the 
Laws  of  Arms  without  the  let  or  interruption  of  any  person  or  persons 
whatsoever.  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  said  Garter  Principal  King  of 
Arms  have  to  these  Presents  subscribed  my  name  and  affixed  the 
Seal  of  my  Ofiice  this  fourteenth  day  of  July  in  the  thirty-sixth  year 
of  the  Reign  of  Our  Sovereign  Lord,  George  the  Third,  by  the  Grace 
of  God  King  of  Great  Britain  France  and  Ireland  Defender  of  the 
Faith,  &".,  and  in  the  year  of  Our  Lord  One  thousand  seven  hundred 
and  ninety-six. 

I  hereby  certify  the  foregoing  to  be  correctly  copied  from  the 
Records  of  the  College  of  Arms,  London. 


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the  linzee  family.  461 

Extract    from   Private    M.S.S.   Records    Belonging   to   Mr. 
M.  E.  P.  Frost,  Secretary  to  Admiral  Superintendent. 

ITiomas  Linzee  was  Master  Ropemaker  in  Portsmouth  Dockyard 
from  28th  March  1718  till  11th  March  1727  when  he  died. 

Thomas  Linzee  (presumed  to  be  the  son  of  the  above)  was  Master 
Ropemaker  in  Portsmouth  Dockyard  from  11th  June  1736  till 
16th  February  1737  when  he  died. 

Thomas  Linzee  (103)  rose  to  be  the  Master  Ropemaker  in  the 
Portsmouth  Naval  Dockyard,  from  the  28  Mar.  1718,  to  the  11  Mar. 

1727,  when  he  died.  The  salary  of  the  Ma'.  Rope  maker  was  only 
£44.  00.  00.  (East's  Portsmouth,  p.  805).  Whether  he  learnt  his  art 
from  his  father  or  from  Thomas  Damorum,  a  ropemaker,  who  was 
appraiser  of  the  elder  Thomas'  estate,  is  unknown.  It  is  interesting 
to  note  that  the  ancestor  of  the  Linzees  superintended  the  manufac- 
ture of  rope  and  rigging  for  the  British  Navy,  and  that  his  skill 
received  recognition  from  the  government,  by  electing  his  son 
Thomas  Linzee  (106),  as  one  of  his  successors  at  Portsmouth,  from 
the  11  June  1736  to  the  16  Feb.  1737,  when  he  unfortunately  died  at 
an  early  age;  and  by  the  appointment  of  his  grandson  John  Linzee 
(109),  to  the  position  of  Superintendent  of  the  rope  walk  in  the  Plym- 
outh Naval  Dockyard.  Another  grandson  John  Penfold  (111-2) 
held  the  same  position  at  Plymouth,  probably  succeeding  his  first 
cousin  John  Linzee  (^). 

Unfortunately  there  are  no  records  in  the  Plymouth  Dockyard  to 
verify  these  family  statements,  which  were  made  by  John  Inman 
Linzee  (born  1781),  and  by  Miss  Fanny  Sophia  Penfold  (born 
1859). 

It  was  an  ancient  custom  and  privilege  for  the  rope-makers  of  the 
government  dockyard  to  precede  the  royal  equipage  when  the  King 
visited  in  state  the  town  of  Portsmouth;  they  had  a  dress  for  the 
occasion,  carried  white  staves,  the  national  emblem,  and  blue  sashes 
diagonally  across  their  shoulders. 

An  abstract  of  the  will  of  Thomas  Linzee,  given  in  full  in  Chapter 
IV.,  will  now  be  stated  as  it  needs  some  explanations. 

This  28  July  1727,  I  Thomas  Linzee  of  Portsea,  Co.  Southampton, 
give  my  mortgage  lands,  tenements,  to  Mary  my  wife  so  long  as  she 
shall  continue  my  widow,  and  after  her  marriage  or  death,  to  my  son 
Thomas  Linzee  his  heirs  for  ever;  all  my  household  goods  to  Mr. 
John  Dining  of  Portsmouth  and  Mr.  Thomas  Melmerby  of  the  Rope- 
walk,  in  trust,  that  my  wife  may  have  the  use,  and  after  her  death 
or  marriage,  said  household  goods  to  my  daughter  Ann  Linzee. 
Witnesses:  C.  Roade,  Tho.  Longcroft,  Jos.  Bissel.     Proved,  —  July 

1728,  by  Maria  Linzee. 


(^)  Hemp  cables  were  then  in  vogue,  and  it  was  not  until  after  1815  that 
chain  cables  were  introduced. 


462  THE  LINZEE   FAMILY. 

The  parish  records  of  Portsea  confirm  the  deaths  of  all  the  daughters 
of  Thomas  Linzee,  except  Ann,  who  married  John  Walton  in  1737, 
and  assign  to  Thomas  Linzee  the  sons  John  and  Edward,  but  remain 
silent  in  regards  to  the  baptism  of  Thomas  the  only  son  mentioned 
in  his  will.  Fortunately  Lord  Hood's  pedigree,  mentions  the  sons 
Thomas  and  Edward,  from  which  it  can  be  confidently  assumed  that 
the  same  reason  omitted  the  names  of  John  and  Edward  from  their 
father's  will,  and  that  the  reason  was  probably  a  previous  settlement. 
The  parish  records  of  Portsmouth  clearly  show  that  both  John  and 
Rebecca  Linzee  and  Edward  and  Ann  Linzee  had  children  born  to 
them  after  the  death  of  their  father  Thomas,  so  that  they  outlived 
their  father. 

Children  of  Thomas  Linzee  (103)  and  1st  wife 
Mary  Mounsher. 

104.  I.  Elizabeth,  bapt.  15  May  1682,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket, 

Portsmouth,  Hants,  England  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Elizabeth  dau.  of 
Thomas  and  Marj'  Lindsee. 

Children  of  Thomas  Linzee  (103)  and  2d  wife  Mary  Albeck. 

n.  Mary,  bapt.  31  May  1691,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Port- 
sea,  Hants,  England  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  dau.  of  Thomas  Lin- 
sey  and  Mary  his  wife;  d.  young. 

III.  Mary,  bapt.  16  Aug.  1692,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  dau.  of 
Thomas  Linsey  and  Mary  his  wife;  bur.  19  Nov.  1692,  Portsea 
(Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  Linsey. 

rv.  May  and  Martha,  bur.  6  Dec.  1693,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  May 
and  Martha  Linsey;  probably  infants.  Their  parentage  is 
doubtful. 

105.  V.  John,  bapt.  27  Jan.  1694,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  John  son  of 

Thomas  Linsey  and  Mary  his  wife. 

106.  VI.  Thomas,  b.  about  1695-6;    bur.  18  Feb.  1736-7,  Portsea  (Par. 

Reg.),  as  Mr.  Thomas  Linzee.     Perhaps  he  is  older  than  John, 
vn.  Mary,  bapt.  31  May  1697,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  dau.  of 
Thomas  Linsey  and  Mary  his  wife;    prob.  bur.  8  July  1705, 
Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  Linzey. 

107.  vni.  Edward,  bapt.  3  June  1699,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Edward  ye 

son  of  Thomas  Linzee  and  Mary  his  wife. 
DC.  George,  bapt.  5  Dec.  1702,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  George  son  of 
Thomas  Linsey  and  Mary  his  wife;  bur.  30  July  1705,  Portsea 
(Par.  Reg.),  as  George  Linzej\ 

108.  X.  Ann,  bapt.  4  Nov.  1708,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Ann  dau.  of 

Thomas  Linzee. 

104.  ELIZABETH  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Thomas  Linzee  (103)  and 
1st  wife  Mary  Mounsher;  bapt.  15  May  1682,  Church  of  St.  Thomas 
a  Becket,  Portsmouth,  Hants,  England  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Elizabeth, 
dau.  of  Thomas  and  Mary  Lindsee;  prob.  bur.  22  Dec.  1743,  Church 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  463 

of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea,  Co.  Hants,  England  (Par.  Reg.), 
as  Elizabeth  Meers;  Elizabeth  Linzey  of  Portsea  and  John  Meers  of 
Gosport,  mariner,  had  their  marriage  allegation  recorded  at  Win- 
chester, Co.  Hants,  the  23  Dec.  1708;  EHzabeth  Lindzey  m.  John 
Meers,  23  Dec.  1708,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea  (Par. 

Reg.). 

105.  JOHN  LINZEE,  son  of  Thomas  Linzee  (103)  and  2d  wife 
Mary  Albeck;  bapt.  27  Jan.  1694,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston, 
Portsea,  Hants,  England  (Par.  Reg.),  as  John  son  of  Thomas  Linsey 

and  Mary  his  wife;    d.  ;    John  Linzee  of  Portsmouth,  tallow 

chandler,  m.  1st  with  Rebecca  Goven,  Spinster,  lie,  29  Mar.  1716 
(Reg.  of  Bishop  of  Winchester,  Harleian  Soc.  Pub.,  1893);  prob. 
dau.  of  John  Goven  of  Portsmouth,  a  mariner,  as  a  Peter  Adams  of 
Portsmouth,  baker,  and  Judith  Goven  of  same,  spinster,  had  m. 
int.  lie.  27  Feb.  1716,  when  John  Goven  of  Portsmouth,  mariner, 
was  bondsman;  b.  about  1696;  and  prob.  bur,  30  Aug.  1753,  Portsea 
(Par.  Reg.),  as  Rebecca  Linzee. 

No  will  or  administration  of  the  estate  of  this  John  Linzee  has 
been  found;  his  last  child  recorded  to  him  at  Portsmouth  was  bap- 
tized there  in  1730.  Perhaps  he  preceded  his  son  John  Linzee  (109), 
and  grandson  John  Penfold  (111-2),  by  settling  in  Devonshire,  but 
no  proof  of  his  presence  there  can  be  discerned  in  parish  registers  or 
probate  registries.  He  may  have  gone  to  London  with  Edward 
Linzee  (110).     See  Chapter  VIL 

The  descendants  of  Captain  John  Linzee  (118)  have  always  known 
from  his  Bible  records  that  he  was  the  only  surviving  son  of  John 
Linzee  (109)  and  wife  Rose  of  Plymouth,  Devon,  England.  The 
original  Bible  is  lost,  but  all  the  copies  agree,  and  in  none  of  them  is 
John  Linzee  (109)  called  the  brother  of  Edward  Linzee  (107),  the 
Mayor  of  Portsmouth,  England;  this  erroneous  statement  can  only 
be  found  in  the  hand  writing  of  Miss  Maria  Linzee  Fitch,  and  the 
Heraldic  Journal  of  January  1868,  p.  39,  where  John  Linzee  (109)  is 
described  as  the  younger  brother  of  Edward  Linzee  (107);  the  copy 
by  Col.  Thomas  C.  Amory,  undoubtedly  influenced  by  the  records 
of  Miss  Fitch  and  the  Heraldic  Journal,  also  contains  the  unfortunate 
error.     (See  Chapter  VI.). 

It  is  now  proved  from  the  parish  register  of  the  Church  of  St. 
Thomas  a  Becket  at  Portsmouth,  England,  that  the  father  of  Captain 
John  Linzee  (118),  namely  John  Linzee  (109),  who  was  born  23  Sept. 
1717  (Bible  R.),  was  baptized  there  the  6  Oct.  1717  as  John  the  son 
of  John  and  Rebecca  Linzee ;  consequently  he  cannot  be  the  younger 
brother  of  Edward  Linzee  (107),  since  by  the  pedigree  of  Samuel  1st 
Viscount  Hood  compiled  in  1796,  it  appears  that  the  said  Edward 
was  the  son  of  Thomas  Linzee  and  Mary  Albeck,  and  his  Lordship's 
statement  is  confirmed  by  the  parish  register  of  the  Church  of  St. 


464  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea,  where  Edward  the  son  of  Thomas  Linzee 
and  Mary  his  wife  was  baptized  the  3  June  1699. 

It  has  also  been  a  tradition  among  the  descendants  of  Captain 
John  Linzee  (118),  that  he  was  descended  from  a  John  Linzee  a 
brother  of  Edward  Linzee  (107);  therefore  if  this  tradition  is  true, 
and  there  is  no  reason  to  doubt  it,  it  must  go  back  one  generation 
of  John  Linzee  (109),  to  his  father  John  Linzee  (105)  who  married 
Rebecca  Goven,  and  this  conjecture  becomes  a  certainty  when  the 
baptism  of  John  the  son  of  Thomas  Linsey  and  Mary  his  wife  occurred 
the  27  Jan.  1694  in  the  parish  register  of  Portsea,  who  thus  becomes 
John  an  elder  brother  of  Edward  Linzee  (107);  but  this  interpreta- 
tion is  not  supported  by  Viscount  Hood's  pedigree,  where  only  two 
sons  Thomas  and  Edward  are  mentioned. 

It  will  now  be  necessary  to  prove  that  Viscount  Hood's  pedigree 
must  not  be  accepted  as  final  in  determining  the  number  of  sons  in 
the  family  of  Thomas  Linzee  and  Mary  Albeck. 

The  will  of  Edward  Linzee  (110)  of  Holborn,  London,  was  made  in 
1768  and  mentioned  his  two  minor  sons  Richard  and  Edward  and 
their  guardians  his  uncle  Edward  Linzee  (107)  of  Portsmouth,  apothe- 
cary, and  Edward  Linzee  the  younger  of  the  same  place,  surgeon. 
Now  the  said  Edward  Linzee  of  Holborn  cannot  be  the  son  of  Thomas 
Linzee  (106),  an  elder  brother  of  Edward  Linzee  (107),  for  two  reasons. 
First,  —  he  failed  to  make  his  presumed  mother  Sarah  (Newnham) 
Linzee  or  his  sisters  the  guardians  of  his  minor  sons,  the  said  ladies 
being  alive  and  residing  at  Portsmouth  in  1768;  and  second,  —  be- 
cause his  presumed  mother  Sarah  and  sister  Sarah,  who  made  their 
wills  respectively  in  1775  and  1783,  failed  to  mention  the  sons  of 
Edward  Linzee  of  Holborn  who  were  both  ahve  in  1783.  Therefore 
Thomas  Linzee  (106)  and  Edward  Linzee  (107)  had  another  brother 
who  was  the  father  of  Edward  Linzee  of  Holborn,  and  the  parish 
records  of  Portsea  prove  his  name  was  John. 

Furthermore  there  is  good  reason  to  believe  that  Edward  Linzee 
(110)  was  the  son  of  John  Linzee  (105),  as  an  Edward  Linzee  was 
servant  to  Lieutenant,  afterwards  Captain  John  Linzee  (118)  on  the 
Romney  in  1761,  and  that  this  youth  was  later  the  Lieutenant  Edward 
Linzee  of  Portsea  who  made  his  will  the  6  Dec.  1791  in  which  he 
bequeathed  half  his  property  to  his  cousin  Susannah  Shea,  a  widow. 
Surely  it  is  more  than  a  coincidence  that  Captain  John  Linzee  (118) 
had  a  sister  the  wife  of  Captain  Shea  of  the  Royal  Army,  and  his 
son  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  (120)  had  a  grandson  Charles  Shea 
Hunt,  named  without  doubt  after  the  Shea  family. 

The  above  statement  was  carefully  discussed  by  the  author  with 
his  late  father  John  Wilham  Linzee  (135)  who  was  born  23  June  1821. 


the  linzee  family.  465 

Children  of  John  Linzee  (105)  and  Rebecca  Goven, 

109.  I.  John,  b.  23  Sept.  1717,  in  England  (Record  left  by  Capt.  John 

Linzee  (118)  in  America,  in  his  family  Bible);  bapt.  6  Oct.  1717, 

Church  of  St.  Thomas  k  Becket,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as 

John  son  of  John  and  Rebecca  Linzee. 
II.  Thomas,  bapt.  22  Mar.  1719,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Thomas 

son  of  John  and  Rebbecca  Linzee;  d.  young. 

Note:  There  appears  to  be  a  break  at  Portsmouth  in  the  bap- 
tisms of  the  children  of  John  and  Rebecca  Linzee  between  the 
years  1719-28,  and  in  going  to  the  Portsea  parish  register  for  chil- 
dren born  within  this  interval,  the  existence  of  another  contempo- 
rary John  Linzee  at  Portsea  is  disclosed,  whose  ancestry  and 
descendants  remain  unidentified.  Therefore  it  is  best,  in  the 
absence  of  proof,  not  to  include  any  of  the  children  baptized  at 
Portsea  under  John  Linzee  (105)  (^). 

110.  III.  Edward,  b.  about  1726;   probably  the  son  of  John  and  Rebecca 

Linzee;  cannot  be  the  son  of  Thomas  Linzee  (106);  proved  as 
the  nephew  of  Edward  Linzee  (107). 
IV.  Thomas,  bapt.  5  Feb.  1728,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Thomas 
son  of  John  and  Rebecca  Linzee;  bur.  13  Mar.  1729,  Portsmouth 
(Par.  Reg.),  as  Thomas  son  of  John  Linzee. 

111.  V.  Mary,  bapt.  25  Jan.  1730,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  dau. 

of  John  and  Rebecca  Linzee. 


106.  THOMAS  LINZEE,  son  of  Thomas  Linzee  (103)  and  2d 
wife  Mary  Albeck;  b.  about  1695-6,  Portsea,  Hants,  England;  d. 
16  Feb.  1737,  Portsmouth,  Hants  (R.  by  M.  E.  Pescott  Frost); 
bur.  18  Feb.  1736-7,  St.  Mary's  Church,  Kingston,  Portsea  (Par. 
Reg.),  as  Mr.  Thomas  Linzee;  Thomas  Linzee  m.  Sarah  Newnham, 
dau.  of  Robert  Newnham  of  Portsmouth  (R,  by  1st  Viscount  Hood), 
about  1720;  prob.  dau.  of  Robert  and  Susannah  (Tippits)  Newnham 
of  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.);    b.  about  1700,  Isle  of  Wight,  Hants; 

d.  1775-6,  Portsmouth  (P.  R.);  bur.  6  Jan.  1776,  St.  Mary's 

Church,  Kingston,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Sarah  Linzee. 

The  records  of  the  election  of  Burgesses  to  the  corporation  of 
Portsmouth  disclosed  that  Thomas  Linzee,  Master  Ropemaker  at  the 
Dockyard,  was  elected  a  Burgess  the  29  Sept.  1731. 

Thomas  Linzee  (presumed  to  be  the  son  of  Thomas  Linzee),  was 
Master  Ropemaker  in  Portsmouth  Dockyard  from  11th  June  1736 
till  16th  Feb.  1737,  when  he  died  (R.  by  M.  E.  Pescott  Frost).  This 
record  does  not  agree  with  the  one  just  above,  showing  that  he  was 
the  Master  Ropemaker  in  1731. 

No  probate  of  the  estate  of  Thomas  Linzee  (106)  has  been  found, 
neither  is  the  history  of  his  family  known  between  his  death  in  1736-7 
and  the  death  of  his  wife  in  1775-6.  Her  will,  made  in  1775,  is  given 
in  full  in  Chapter  IV.,  and  shows  that  she  left  only  daughters;  simi- 


(*)  See  records  under  Hampshire,  in  Chapter  I.,  Section  III. 


466  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

larly  tho  probates  of  two  of  these  daughters  clearly  indicate  that  they 
had  neither  brother  nor  issue  by  him  living  after  their  decease.  An 
abstract  of  the  mother's  testament  will  be  given  for  quick  reference: 
Sarah  Linzee  of  Portsmouth  Co.  Southampton,  widow,  I  give  all 
ray  real  estate  unto  my  three  daughters,  Mary  Atkins,  widow,  Eliza- 
beth Linzee  spinster,  and  Sara  Linzee  spinster,  also  my  goods  unto 
my  said  three  daughters.  Made  21  Sept.  1775.  Witnesses:  Edward 
Linzee,  Edward  Linzee  Junr.,  George  Binstead.  Proved  at  London 
6  Apr.  1776. 

Children  of  Thomas  Linzee  (106)  and  Sarah  Newnham. 

I.  SusANN.VH,  bapt.  9  May  1721,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  church  of 
St.  Thomas  h  Becket,  as  Susannah  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Sarah 
Linzee;  d.  before  21  Sept.  1775,  without  issue;  prob.  the  Su- 
sannah Linzee  who  m.  Capt.  Tolbat  Mayo,  30  May  1746,  Ports- 
mouth (Par.  Reg.). 
II.  Thomas,  bapt.  25  May  1723,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Thomas 

son  of  Thomas  and  Sarah  Linzee;  d.  young. 
ni.  S.vrah,  bapt.  31  Oct.  1724,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Sarah  dau. 
of  Thomas  and  Sarah  Linzee;  bur.  24  Sept.  1783,  Church  of  St. 
Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Sarah  Linzee. 
(Somerset  House  Wills,  Rockingham:  89).     I  Sarah  Linzee  of 
Portsmouth,  County  of  Stouth'ton,  give  to  my  sister  Elizabeth 
Linzee  all  my  worldly  goods  and  appoint  my  said  sister  Eliza- 
beth, sole    executrix.     Signed,  11    Apr.    1776.     Witness:    Edw**. 
Linzee,  Edw*^.  Linzee  Jur.     Proved,  28  Feb.  1784,  by  the  sister 
Elizabeth  Linzee. 
112.     IV.  Maey,  bapt.  17  Jan.  1726,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  dau. 
of  Thomas  and  Sarah  Linzee. 
V.  Robert,  bapt.  13  Oct.  1727,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Robert 
son  of  Thomas  and  Sarah  Linzee;  bur.  22  Mar.  1728,  Portsmouth 
(Par.  Reg.),  as  Robert  son  of  Thomas  Linzee. 
VI.  Child,  name  unknown. 

vu.  Elizabeth,  bapt.  4  Feb.  1730,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Eliza- 
beth, dau.  of  Thomas  and  Sarah  Linzee;  living  unmarried  in  1796 

(R.  by  1st  Viscount  Hood) ;  d. 1798,  Portsmouth  (P.R.). 

(Somerset  House  Wills,  London,  England)  On  the  6th  Dec. 
1798,  adm.  of  the  goods,  chattels  and  credits  of  Eliz.  Linzee,  late 
of  Portsmouth,  Co.  Southampton,  spinster,  was  granted  to  Mary 
Atkins,  the  natural  and  lawful  sister,  and  next  of  kin,  having  been 
first  shown  to  administer. 

The  letters  of  administration,  by  the  name  of  Elizabeth  Linzee, 
granted  in  the  month  of  July  last  to  the  said  Mary  Atkins,  widow, 
under  the  sum  of  £2,000,  having  been  first  brought  in  voluntarily 
and  declared  null  and  void,  as  by  acts  of  court  appear. 
vni.  George,  prob.  bur.  16  June  1770,  Portsmouth  (Par,  Reg.),  as 
George  Linzee. 
IX.  Child,  name  unknown. 

X.  Richard,  bur.  11  Apr.  1742,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Richard, 
son  of  Sarah  Linzee. 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  467 

XI.  Thomas,  bapt.  21  May  1737,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Thomas, 
son  of  Thomas  and  Sarah  Linzee;  not  living  in  1775;  prob.  bur. 
23  Apr.  1769,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Thomas  Linzee. 

Note:  There  were  eleven  children  born  to  Thomas  Linzee  and  Sarah 
Newnham,  according  to  the  pedigree  of  1st  Viscount  Hood. 

107.  EDWARD  LINZEE,  son  of  Thomas  Linzee  (103)  and  2d 
wife  Mary  Albeck;  bapt.  3  June  1699,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kings- 
ton, Portsea,  Hants,  England  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Edward  ye  son  of 
Thomas  Linzee  and  Mary  his  wife;  d.  14  May  1782,  Portsmouth, 
Hants,  as  Mr.  Linzee,  late  Mayor  of  Portsmouth,  suddenly  in  his 
parlor  (Corporation  R.);  d.  15  May  1782,  at  Portsmouth,  aged  84, 
Edw.  Linzey,  Esq.,  father  of  that  Corporation,  and  of  Capt.  Linzee 
of  the  Royal  Navy  (G.  M.) .  Died  on  Wednesday  last  at  Portsmouth, 
Edward  Linzee  Esq'■^,  aged  84,  father  of  that  Corporation,  and  of 
Captain  Linzee  of  the  Royal  Navy  (The  General  Evening  Post, 
London,  From  Thursday  May  16  to  Saturday  May  18,  1782.  No. 
7527).  Buried  21  May  1782,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket,  Ports- 
mouth (Par.  Reg.),  as  Edward  Linzee  (See  also  Musgrave's  Obitu- 
aries) ;  interred  in  Portsmouth  Church. 

Edward  Linzee  m.  Anne  Newnham,  dau.  of  Robert  of  Portsmouth, 
and  of  the  family  of  Newnham  of  the  Isle  of  Wight  (R.  by  1st  Vis- 
count Hood),  about  1724;  a  Robert  Newnham  m.  (he.)  Susannah 
Tippits,  11  Mar.  1697,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket  (Par.  Reg.); 
Anne  Newnham  was  b.  about  1705,  in  the  Isle  of  Wight  (R.  by  1st 
Viscount  Hood).  From  Viscount  Hood's  pedigree,  Edward  Linzee 
d.  16  May  1782,  aged  88  y.,  and  his  wife  Anne  Linzee  d.  —  Sept. 
1767,  aged  62  y.,  both  bur.  at  Portsmouth;  Ann  Linzee  was  bur.  29 
Sept.  1767,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  k  Becket,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.). 
A  Robert  Newnham,  Surgeon,  was  a  burgess  of  Portsmouth,  9  June 
1710,  and  the  29  Sept.  1718. 

The  Newnhams  were  famiUes  of  importance  residing  for  centuries 
in  the  Isle  of  Wight;  they  held  land  as  tenants  from  the  distinguished 
family  of  the  De  Lisles  of  Gatcombe,  in  the  parishes  of  Chale,  Niton, 
and  Whitewell.  The  names  Newman,  Newnam  and  Numan  are  iden- 
tical with  Newnham.  The  earliest  mention  of  this  name  was  in  1384, 
when  WilUam  Newenham  was  on  a  list  of  jurors  at  Newport,  Isle  of 
Wight,  in  answer  to  a  writ  concerning  Stenbury,  a  manor  in  White- 
well.  (For  an  extensive  article  on  the  Newnham  Family,  by  John  L. 
Whitehead,  see  Notes  and  Queries,  1914,  IX:  90). 

A  Thomas  Newnham  was  of  East  Standen  in  An-eton,  Isle  of  Wight, 
in  1701,  and  it  is  this  fact  which  has  stood  in  the  way  of  making 
Edward  Linzee  (107),  a  descendant  of  Thomas  Linze  (57)  of  Arreton. 
Edward  Linzee's  farm,  called  in  his  will  East  Standen  Farm  lying  in 
Arreton  might  have  descended  to  him  from  his  Linzee  ancestors, 
unless  he  acquired  it  by  purchase  or  from  his  wife  Anne  Newnham. 


468  the  linzee  family. 

Letter  from  John  Howard,  Town  Clerk's  Office  of  Ports- 
mouth, Hants,  England,  to  John  W.  Linzee,  Esq. 

September  10,  1878. 
Sir:  — 

On  my  return  home  to  day  I  found  your  note  of  the  29  ulto. 

There  is  no  record  among  the  Corporation  Books  that  I  can  find 
respecting  the  Edward  Linzee  you  refer  to  beyond  the  entries  of  his 
election  as  mayor  in  1745,  1753,  1758,  1761,  1766,  1771,  1777,  1779, 
1780.  I  find  among  private  papers  of  my  father,  who  was  a 
prominent  member  of  the  old  Corporation  the  following  note:  — 

"  1740.  Edward  Linzee  of  Portsmouth,  apothecary,  married  Anne 
one  of  the  daughters  and  Coheiresses  of  Richard  (')  Newnham  and 
Thomas  Linzee  married  Sarah  the  other  daughter  ". 

When  the  Corporation  in  1778  was  reduced  by  deaths  and  judgment 
of  Ouster  to  the  number  of  four,  Edward  Linzee  was  one  of  those 
remaining  few.  Dying  in  1782,  he  left  Edward  Linzee  his  eldest  son 
and  Heir  at  Law  and  residuary  legatee,  who  died  in  or  soon  after 
1793,  leaving  his  brother  Robert  Linzee  of  Wickham  his  heir  and  also 
residuary  legatee  (^). 

The  will  of  Edward  Linzee  (the  first  named),  was  dated  23  Feb. 
1782,  that  of  the  son  Edward,  19  Feb.  1783. 

The  first  Edward  Linzee  was  buried  in  Portsmouth  Church  21  May, 
1782. 

I  regret  that  I  am  unable  to  give  you  any  further  information  than 
the  above,  to  which  you  are  welcome  if  of  any  service  to  you. 

I  am  faithfully  yours 

John  Howard. 

Extracts  from  the    Records    of    Portsmouth,  England, 

By  Robert  East. 

Edward  Linzee  was  an  Alderman  of  Portsmouth  in  1744. 

Edward  Linzee  was  Mayor  of  Portsmouth  on  the  29  Sept.  of  the 
years  1745,  1753,  1758,  1761,  1766,  1771,  1777,  1779  and  1780.  He 
would  not  appear  to  take  the  oath  of  office  in  1779.  Thomas  Mon- 
day, his  son-in-law,  was  Mayor  the  29  Sept.  1775. 

Burgesses  of  the  Town  and  Borough  of  Portsmouth  under 

Its  Ancient  Charter: 

A.  D.  1477:  And  from  1531  to  1833.     (Selected). 

1537,  4  June.      Robert  Lyndon. 
1547,  19  Dec.      Robert  Lymdon. 
1588,  22  Aug.     WilHam  Hilles. 


Q)  Should  be  Robert.     Remark  by  the  author. 

(2)  See  Illustrated  History  of  Portsmouth,  by  William  G.  Gates,  1900, 
where  there  are  some  errors  of  genealogy. 


I 


Elizabeth  Linzee         Mariax  (Linzee)  Weld 
1858-  1862- 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  469 

1616-7,  26  Feb.  Daniel  de  Lisle,  Miles. 
1635,  31  Oct.       Peter  Lindsey. 
1640-1,  16  Jan.  Thomas  Lisle. 

1655, .         John  Lisle,  one  of  the  Lords  Commissioners  of 

the  Great  Seals,  England. 

1655, .  John  Limbrey. 

1671, .         Thomas  Damerum. 

1681-2,  7  Mar.   Stephen  Penfold. 
1710,  9  June.      Robert  Newnham,  Surgeon. 
1716,  25  Sept.     William  Read,  Master  Rope  Maker  at  the  Dock- 
yard. 
1718,  29  Sept.     Robert  Newnham,  Surgeon. 
1728,  10  Apr.      Edward  Linzee,  Apothecary. 

1731,  29  Sept.     Thomas  Linzee,  Master  Ropemaker  at  the  Dock- 

yard. 

1732,  27  Nov.     John  Munday. 

1746,  29  Sept.     John  Amherst,  son-in-law  of  Edward  Linzee. 

1751, 18  May.  {  Z:'^  ] '  ^^  "'  ^'<*°  ^^^^^ 
1751,  18  May.     Samuel  Hood,  Grandson  of  Aid"  Linzee. 
1759,  29  Sept.     Capt.  Samuel  Hood,  subsequently  raised  to  Lord 

Hood. 

1762,  29  Sept.     Capt.  John  HoUwall. 

1763,  19  Sept.     Henry  Hood,  Grandson  of  Alderman  Linzee. 

1772,  29  Sept.     Samuel  Sone. 

1773,  4  Sept.       William  Damorum,  House  carpenter. 
1775,  17  Oct.       Robert  Linzee. 

1775,  17  Oct.      Edward  Linzee  Jun'.,  Surgeon. 

The  Corporation  of  Portsmouth 

In  the  Mayoralty  of  Edward  Linzee  Esq'. 
To  M".  Smith  &  Mess".  Rickman  &  C°.  Debtor. 
1745 
October  11.    To  2  Hogsheads  of  Strong  Beer  .  . .  .  " 

distributed  to  the  Populace  to  drink   £3:9:0. 

his  Maj*'««.  Health 

To  damages  to  the  Casks 0:  5:  0. 


£3:14:0. 


Borough  of     Pay  to  M".  Smith  &  Mess".  Rickman  &  C°.  or  Order 

Portsmouth    the  Contents  of  the  above  Bill  being    £3.  14.  0.  & 

place  the  same  to  your  Ace*.  Dated  the   10*^.  May 

1746.  Edw^.  Linzee  May^ 

To  M^  Hugh  Grove 

Chamberlain  of  this 

Borough. 


470 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 


Borough  of  I 
Portsmouth  j 


Edw**.  Linzee  May' 
(Autograph) 


Corporation 
Seal 


To  the  Constables  of  the  said  Borough  and 
the  Serjeants 
At  and 

These  are  in  his  Ma*'«'.  Names  to  require 
you  and  every  of  you  immediately  on  Sight 
hereof  to  summon  and  warn  all  Persons  in 
general  whom  it  doth  shall  or  may  concern  to 
be  and  appear  before  the  Mayor  and  other  the 
Justices  of  the  Peace  of  the  said  Borough  at  the 
Guild  Hall  thereby  Ten  of  the  Clock  in  the 
Forenoon  of  Wednesday  the  Sixteenth  day  of 
this  instant  April  at  his  Majesty s  General  Ses- 
sions of  the  Peace  then  and  there  to  be  held  for 
the  said  Borough  and  the  Liberties  thereof  be- 
fore the  said  Mayor  and  Justices.  And  to 
summon  the  Persons  whose  Names  are  here- 
under written  then  and  there  to  appear  before 
the  said  Mayor  and  Justices  in  the  said  Sessions 
to  serve  in  the  Grand  Jury,  And  that  you  and 
every  of  you  be  then  and  there  present  to  make 
a  Return  of  this  Present. 

Given  under  my  hand  and  Seal  of  Office  of 
Mayor  for  the  said  Borough  the  Tenth  day  of 
April  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  1746. 


M'  John  Vining  Reade  Sworn 
James  White 

James  Bucknall  Sworn 
John  Shepherd 
Robert  Godwin 
George  Stanyford 

James  Yatman  Sworn 

Henry  Lys  Sworn 

William  Bartlett  Sworn 

Joseph  Smith  Sworn 

Richard  Fielder  Sworn 

Henry  Friend  Sworn 


Thomas  Eyer 
John  Vining  Heron 
John  Rickman 
John  Compton  Jun' 
John  Wright 
Richard  Robinson 
John  Wools 
Robert  Orr 
John  Hewlett 
Francis  Mellish 
Samuel  Leeke 
Peter  Edmonds 


Sworn 

Sworn 
Sworn 


Sworn 

Sworn 
Sworn 
Sworn 
Sworn 


We  the  Ministers  and  Church- Warden  of  the  Parish,  and  Parish- 
Church  of  Portsmouth  in  the  County  of  Southton,  do  hereby  Certify, 
That  Edward  Linzee  Gent  late  Deputy  Mayor  of  the  Borough  of 
Portsmouth  aforesaid  on  Sunday  the  Sixth  Day  of  April  instant  did 
receive  the  Sacrament  of  the  Lord's  Supper,  in  the  Parish-Church 
aforesaid,  immediately  after  Divine  Service  and  Sermon,  according 
to  the  Usage  of  the  Church  of  England.     In  Witness  whereof,  we 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  471 

have  hereunto  subscribed  our  Hands  the  Twenty  Fourth  Day  of 

April  1777. 

4 ,,       mi  I  Minister  of  the  Parish  and 

Alban  Ihomas  i   d    •  u  r-iu      u    r  -j 

I  ransh-Lhurch  aforesaid. 

T  o    -xL  f  Church-Warden  of  the  same 

James  Smith  i   r>    •  i         ^  t>    •  u  r^u      u 
I  rarish,  and  rarish-Lhurch, 

WiUiam  Croker  &  John  Luther,  Do  severally  make  OATH,  That 
they  did  see  the  said  Edward  Linzee,  in  the  above-written  Certificate 
named  (and  who  now  present  hath  delivered  the  same  into  this 
Court)  receive  the  Sacrament  of  the  Lord's-Supper,  in  the  Parish- 
Church  abovesaid,  and  that  they  did  see  the  said  Certificate,  Sub- 
scribed by  the  said  Minister  and  Church-Warden. 

W""  Crocker 
Two  stamps  John  Luther. 

Six  pence  each. 

Annual  Register  of  1778.    Appendix  to  the  Chronicle,  p.  235 

St.  James,  May  9,  1778. 

This  morning  about  half  past  eight  o'clock  their  Majesties  got 
into  their  post  chaise  at  Portsmouth  and  arrived  at  the  Queen's 
House  at  half  an  hour  past  four  o'clock. 

His  Majesty  has  created  the  Commissions  and  Sir  Richard  Bickes- 
ton,  who  steered  their  Majesties  (in  Stoke's  Bay)  Baronets;  and 
Digby  Dent,  Captain  to  the  Senior  Flag,  Knight.  Edward  Linzee 
Esq""*,  the  Mayor  desired  to  be  excused  the  honour. 

Extracts  from  the  Portsmouth,  Hants,  Records, 
By  Robert  East. 

(p.  232)  Burrough  of  Portesmouth.  We  whose  names  are  here- 
unto set  being  the  Mayor  and  major  parte  of  the  Aldermen  of  the 
said  Borough  this  day  assembled  at  the  Guild  Hall  of  the  said  Bur- 
rough  do  hereby  nominate  elect  and  choose  the  Sixty  Four  following 
persons  to  be  Burgesses  of  the  said  Burrough,  vizt. 

[Then  follow  the  names  of  the  sixty-four  persons,  including  a  son 
of  the  Mayor,  a  son  and  four  grandsons  of  Alderman  Mounsher, 
three  sons  of  Alderman  Rickman,  two  sons  and  a  grandson  of  Alder- 
man Linzee,  three  sons  of  Alderman  Carter,  four  sons  of  Alderman 
Sir  Edward  Hawke,  a  grandson  of  Alderman  Leeke,  and  a  brother  of 
Alderman  White.] 

Witness  our  hands  the  Eighteenth  day  of  May  in  the  year  of  our 
Lord  One  thousand  seven  hundred  and  fifty  one. 

John  Chandler  Thomas  Missing  Mayor 

John  Carter  John  Mounsher 

Geo  Huish  Jn°.  Leeke  William  Rickman 

Town  Clerk        Tho«.  White  Michael  Atkins 

Edw**.  Linzee 


472  THE   LINZEE   EAMILY. 

(p.  233)  His  Royal  Highness  Edward  Duke  of  York  upon  the 
humble  Petition  of  the  Mayor  and  Aldermen  undermentioned  was 
pleased  to  do  them  the  Honour  of  being  enrolled  among  their  Records 
as  a  Burgess,  and  was  accordingly  admitted  on  His  Honour  at  God's 
House  the  27*''  of  September  1762  in  the  presence  of 

Edw*.  Linzee,  Mayor 
Thomas  Stanyford 
John  Carter 
George  Huish  Jno  Leeke 

Town  Clerk  Thos  White 

(p.  233)  His  Royal  Highness  William  Henry  Duke  of  Gloucester 
upon  the  humble  Petition  of  the  Mayor  and  Aldermen  under  named 
was  pleased  to  do  them  the  Honour  of  being  enrolled  among  their 
Records  as  a  Burgess,  and  was  accordingly  admitted  on  His  Honour, 
at  God's  House  the  30*''.  day  of  July  1765  in  the  presence  of 
Copy  of  the  original  on  stamps  Phil  Varlo,  Mayor 

George  Huish  Edw^.  Linzee 

Town  Clerk  John  Carter 

Thos  White 

(p.  234)  Borough  of  Portesmouth.  Whereas  on  His  Majesty's 
coming  to  this  town  There  was  a  Bill  of  Homage  Fees  delivered  to  us 
being  as  was  alledged  what  has  been  immemorially  paid  by  every 
Corporation  in  this  Kingdom  through  which  the  King  shall  pass: 
And  whereas  Samuel  Pegge  Esq""^.  one  of  the  Grooms  of  His  Majesty's 
Privy  Chamber  and  Receiver  of  the  Fees  of  Honour  hath  demanded 
such  Fees  of  this  Corporation  which  amount  to  the  sum  of  Forty  Five 
Pounds  as  appears  by  the  Bill  so  delivered  to  us.  Now  we  whose 
Hands  are  hereunto  set  being  the  Mayor  and  major  part  of  the  Alder- 
men of  the  said  Borough  do  hereby  order  and  direct  Mr.  Timothy 
Pike  the  Chamberlain  of  this  Corporation  to  pay  to  the  said  Samuel 
Pegge  the  said  Forty  Five  Pounds  and  to  place  the  same  to  his  General 
Acount  with  this  Corporation.  Witness  our  Hands  the  17*''  day  of 
August  1773. 

John  Carter,  Jun^  Mayor 

Edward  Linzee 

John  Carter 

Tho^  White 

Phil  Varlo 

(pp.  235-37)    Mandamus  from  the  Court  of  Kings 
Bench  for  choosing  a  Mayor. 

George  the  Third  by  the  Grace  of  God  of  Great  Britain  France 
and  Ireland  King  Defender  of  the  Faith  and  so  forth,  To  the  Alder- 
men and  Burgesses  of  the  Borough  of  Portsmouth  in  the  County  of 
Southampton,  Greeting  Whereas  the  said  Borough  of  Portsmouth  in 
our  said  County  of  Southampton  is  an  antient  Borough  and  Whereas 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  473 

our  Royal  Predecessor  Charles  the  first  late  King  of  England  by  his 
Letters  Patent  sealed  with  his  Great  Seal  of  England  bearing  date 
at  Westminster  the  Seventeenth  day  of  November  in  the  third  year 
of  his  Reign  of  his  special  Grace  certain  Knowledge  and  meer  Motion 
for  himself  his  heirs  and  Successors  Did  will  and  grant  that  the  said 
Borough  of  Portsmouth  should  from  thenceforth  for  ever  be  and 
remain  a  free  Borough  of  itself  And  that  the  Mayor  Burgesses  and 
Inhabitants  of  the  said  Borough  should  be  one  Body  Corporate  and 
Politick  by  the  Name  of  the  Mayor  Aldermen  and  Burgesses  of  the 
Borough  of  Portsmouth  in  the  County  of  Southampton  and  that 
there  should  be  for  ever  within  the  said  Borough  a  Mayor  to  be  chosen 
out  of  the  Aldermen  of  the  said  Borough  and  twelve  Aldermen  to  be 
chosen  out  of  the  Burgesses  of  the  said  Borough  which  said  Aldermen 
for  the  time  being  should  be  the  Council  of  and  from  time  to  time 
aiding  and  assisting  to  the  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough  and  in  all  cases 
Matter  and  things  concerning  the  said  Borough  And  did  also  by  the 
said  Letters  Patent  will  and  grant  that  the  Mayor  Aldermen  and 
Burgesses  of  the  said  Borough  for  the  time  being  or  the  greater  Part 
of  them  should  have  Power  and  Authority  yearly  on  Monday  in 
every  second  Week  that  is  to  say  every  Monday  Sevennight  before  the 
Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel  of  assembling  themselves  or 
the  greater  part  of  them  in  the  guildhall  of  the  said  Borough  or  in 
any  other  convenient  Place  in  the  said  Borough  and  there  continue 
until  they  or  the  greater  part  of  them  there  assembled  should  name 
and  chose  one  of  the  Aldermen  of  the  said  Borough  to  be  the  Mayor 
of  the  said  Borough  for  one  whole  year  after  the  Feast  of  Saint 
Michael  the  Archangel  then  next  following  and  that  after  he  has  as 
aforesaid  been  nominated  and  elected  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough  be- 
fore he  should  be  admitted  to  execute  that  oflEice  he  should  take  his 
Corporal  Oath  upon  the  Holy  Evangehsts  yearly  on  the  day  or  Feast 
of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel  before  the  last  Mayor  his  Predecessor 
or  in  his  absence  before  two  other  Aldermen  of  the  said  Borough  for 
the  time  being  in  the  Presence  of  so  many  of  the  Council  of  the  said 
Borough  as  should  choose  to  be  then  present  well  truly  and  faithfully 
to  perform  all  Things  incident  or  appertaining  to  the  office  of  Mayor 
of  the  Borough  aforesaid  And  that  after  such  Oath  so  taken  he  should 
and  might  execute  that  office  'till  the  day  or  Feast  of  Saint  Michael 
the  Archangel  then  next  ensueing  and  until  one  other  of  the  Aldermen 
of  the  said  Borough  should  be  in  due  manner  and  Form  elected  and 
sworn  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough  as  by  the  said  Letters  Patent  now 
inroUed  and  remaining  upon  the  Record  in  our  High  Court  of  Chan- 
cery to  wit  at  Westminster  in  the  County  of  Middlesex  Relation 
being  thereunto  had  it  doth  amongst  other  Things  therein  mentioned 
and  contained  more  fully  appear  unto  us  Which  said  Letters  Patent 
soon  after  the  making  thereof  that  is  to  say  on  the  said  seventeenth 
day  of  November  in  the  said  third  year  of  the  Reign  of  our  said  late 
Royal  Predecessor  King  Charles  the  First  the  said  Mayor  Aldermen 


474  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

and  Burgesses  of  the  said  Borough  of  Portsmouth  then  and  there 
accepted  and  assentled  thereto  And  whereas  We  have  been  given  to 
understand  in  our  Court  before  Us  from  the  Complaint  of  the  Alder- 
men and  Burgesses  of  the  said  Borough  that  on  the  Monday  Seven- 
night  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel  which  was  in 
the  year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  and  Seventy 
Four  being  the  day  appointed  by  the  said  Letters  Patent  of  our  said 
late  Royal  Predecessor  King  Charles  the  First  for  the  Election  of  a 
Mayor  of  the  said  Borough  no  Election  was  made  of  a  Mayor  of  or 
for  the  said  Borough  nor  was  any  Election  made  of  a  Mayor  of  or  for 
the  said  Borough  upon  the  day  after  the  said  Monday  Sevennight 
before  the  said  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel  in  the  said  year 
of  Our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  and  seventy  Four  accord- 
ing to  the  Directions  of  the  statute  in  that  case  made  and  provided 
nor  hath  any  Election  been  made  of  a  Mayor  of  or  for  the  said  Borough 
at  any  time  from  thence  hitherto  nor  is  there  at  this  time  any  Mayor 
of  or  for  the  said  Borough  in  Contempt  of  Us  and  to  the  great  Damage 
and  Grievance  of  the  said  Aldermen  and  Burgesses  of  the  said  Borough 
and  to  the  apparent  Injury  of  their  Estates  and  also  to  the  manifest 
Hindrance  and  Obstruction  of  Publick  Justice  within  the  said  Borough 
as  We  have  been  informed  from  the  Complaint  of  the  said  Aldermen 
and  Burgesses  of  the  said  Borough  made  to  us  in  this  behalf  And 
hereupon  they  have  humbly  besought  Us  to  grant  them  a  speedy 
Remedy  in  this  behalf  We  therefore  being  willing  that  due  and  speedy 
Justice  should  be  done  upon  this  Occasion  as  it  is  reasonable  Do 
command  you  and  every  of  you  having  a  Right  to  vote  or  be  present 
at  or  do  any  other  Act  necessary  to  be  done  by  you  or  any  of  you 
in  order  to  the  Nomination  Election  and  Swearing  in  of  a  Mayor  of 
the  said  Borough  firmly  in  joining  you  according  to  the  Form  of  the 
Statute  in  such  case  made  and  provided  that  upon  Monday  the  sixth 
day  of  March  next  at  ten  of  the  clock  in  the  Forenoon  of  the  same 
day  you  do  in  due  Manner  assemble  yourselves  at  the  Guildhall 
within  the  said  Borough  and  being  then  and  there  assembled  together 
that  you  then  and  there  name  and  chuse  one  of  the  Aldermen  of  the 
said  Borough  to  be  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough  for  the  Residue  and 
Remainder  of  the  year  to  be  computed  from  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael 
the  Archangel  last  past  and  that  such  of  you  to  whom  the  same  shall 
belong  according  to  the  Statute  in  such  case  lately  made  and  pro- 
vided do  administer  and  cause  to  be  administered  to  the  person  who 
shall  be  elected  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough  upon  the  Holy  Evangel- 
ists of  God  the  Oath  well  and  faithfully  to  perform  all  things  incident 
and  appertaining  to  the  said  Office  of  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough 
and  all  other  Oath  or  Oaths  by  Law  required  at  the  time  of  his  Ad- 
mission into  the  said  Office  and  that  you  do  all  other  Acts  necessary 
to  be  done  in  order  to  or  for  the  compleating  such  Elections  or  signify 
to  Us  cause  to  the  contrary  thereof  lest  in  your  or  any  of  your  Default 
the  same  Complaint  may  be  repeated  to  Us  And  how  you  or  any  of 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  475 

you  shall  have  executed  this  Our  Writ  make  it  appear  to  Us  at 
Westminster  on  Wednesday  next  after  Fifteen  days  from  the  Feast 
day  of  Easter  then  remitting  to  Us  this  Our  Writ  And  this  you  or 
any  of  you  are  not  to  omit  under  Peril  that  may  fall  thereon  Witness 
Wilham  Lord  Mansfield  at  Westminster  the  Thirteenth  day  of  Feb- 
I'uary  in  the  Fifteenth  Year  of  Our  Reign. 

By  the  Court- 
Burrow. 
Endorsed 
By  Rule  of  Court 

The  answer  to  this  Writ  appears    | 
in  a  Schedule  hereunto  annexed  J 

Edw^.  Linzee,  Sen^  Aid". 

John  Woolls 

Jos:  Bissell 

Gregory  Carlos 

(p.  237-38)  Burrough  of  Portesmouth.  The  Nomination,  Elec- 
tion, and  Swearing  of  a  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough  on  Monday  the 
sixth  day  of  March  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  1775  and  in  the  Fifteenth 
year  of  the  Reign  of  King  George  the  Third,  in  Obedience  to  a  Writ 
of  Mandamus  from  His  Majesty's  Court  of  King's  Bench  dated  the 
Thirteenth  day  of  February  last  past  directed  to  the  Aldermen  and 
Burgesses  of  the  said  Borough,  for  the  Residue  and  Remainder  of 
the  year,  to  be  computed  from  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Arch- 
angel last  past : 

Philip  Varlo,  Gent,  was  elected  and  Sworn  Mayor. 

(In  the  same  entry  the  names  of  the  Recorder,  Six  Aldermen,  and 
Sixty  other  Burgesses  are  given  as  having  been  "  Ousted  "  by  Judg- 
ment of  the  Court  of  King's  Bench:  viz*.)  — 

John  Missing,  Recorder . . .  Ousted    as   Recorder,    but   remains   a 

Burgess. 

Sir  John  Carter 

Wilham  Carter 

Edward  Ives 

Richard  Goodman  Temple 

John  Merac  .  . .  |  Ousted  as  Aldermen, 

John  Godwin  ...  J  remain  Burgesses. 

Thomas  Missing,  son  of  the  Recorder. 

Thomas  Mouncher,  son  of  the  late  Alderman  Mouncher. 

Thomas  and  William  Rickman,  sons  of  the  late  Alderman  Rickman. 

Edward  Linzee,  Jun'.  and  Robert  Linzee,  sons  of  Alderman  Linzee. 

Martin  B.  Hawke,  son  of  Alderman  Sir  Edward  Hawke. 

George  T.  Goodenough,  and  Arthur  Atherly,  sons  in  Law  of  Alder- 
man John  Carter. 

Henry  Bonham  of  Petersfield;    Joshua  Iremonger  of  Wherwell; 


Ousted  as  Aldermen  and  Burgesses 


Aldermen. 


476  THE   LINZEE   FAMILY. 

Lord  George  Henry  Lennox  and  forty-eight  other  Burgesses, 

or  a  total  of  sixty -seven  persons  "  ousted  ". 
"  N.B.  (by  the  Clerk  of  the  Peace)     The  before  mentioned  several 
Persons  said  to  be  ousted,  were  so  ousted  by  Judgment  of  the  Court 
of  King's  Bench." 

(p.  239)  3"^  day  of  May  1775. 

Att  an  Assembly  in  the  Council  Chamber  in  the  Guild  Hall  of  the 
said  Borough,  being  then  present 

Philip  Varlo,  Mayor 

Edward  Linzee,  Gent 

John  Carter,  Esq""^. 

Thomas  White,  Gent 

WilHam  White,  Esq'^ 

Mr.  Thomas  Monday,  Mr.  John  Woolls,  Mr.  Joseph  Bissell,  Mr. 
Gregory  Carlos,  Mr.  Samuel  Ballard,  Mr.  John  Lowe,  and  Mr.  John 
Wright  seven  of  the  Burgesses  of  the  said  Borough  were  proposed  by 
the  said  Phihp  Varlo  and  Edward  Linzee  to  be  Aldermen  of  the  said 
Borough  in  the  Room  of  seven  others  lately  dead  or  removed  from 
that  office,  to  which  the  said  John  Carter,  Thomas  White,  and  William 
White  objected  and  protested  against  their  being  made  at  this  par- 
ticular Time  as  appears  by  a  Protest  now  signed  and  delivered  by 
them,  but  notwithstanding  such  Objection  and  Protesting  the  said 
Thomas  Monday,  John  Woolls,  Joseph  Bissell,  Gregory  Carlos,  Samuel 
Ballard,  John  Lowe,  and  John  Wright  were  by  the  said  Philip  Varlo 
and  Edward  Linzee  elected  and  preferred  to  be  Aldermen  of  the  said 
Borough,  and  the  said  John  Carter,  Thomas  White  and  WilUam 
White  dissented  to  such  Election  and  voted  against  them.  In  Wit- 
ness whereof  the  said  Philip  Varlo  and  Edward  Linzee  have  hereunto 
set  their  Hands  the  day  and  year  above  written. 

Phil  Varlo,  Mayor 
Edw*^.  Linzee 

(p.  241)  Portsmouth  3'^  May  1775. 

A  Protest  of  Philip  Varlo,  Mayor  and  Edward  Linzee  senior  Alder- 
man of  the  Borough  of  Portsmouth  against  the  Election  of  any  Bur- 
gess to  be  an  Alderman  on  the  present  vacancies  who  does  not  reside 
within  the  Limits  of  the  Borough.  .  .  . 

Mr.  Thomas  Monday,  sworn  an  Alderman  on  the  23 ''^  May  1775, 
also  Mr.  John  Woolls  and  Mr.  Joseph  Bissell  on  the  same  day. 

At  the  Election  of  the  Mayor  and  other  officers  on  Monday  the 
18*^  day  of  September  1775,  for  the  ensuing  year:  — 
Thomas  Monday,  Gent  was  elected. 

[His  election  was  objected  to  by  several  Aldermen  and  Burgesses 
as  Mr.  Thomas  Monday  was  not  duly  elected  an  Alderman  and  there- 
fore not  ehgible  to  the  office  of  Mayor.] 

(p.  242)  Borough  of  Portesmouth.  We  whose  hands  are  here- 
unto set  being  the  Mayor  and  major  part  of  the  Aldermen  of  the  said 


Marian  (Linzee)  Weld 
1862- 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  477 

Borough  do  hereby  elect  and  choose  Mr.  William  Deacon  of  Ports- 
mouth to  be  a  Burgess  of  the  said  Borough;  He  being  nominated  by 
me  the  said  Mayor  to  be  my  Peremptory  Burgess.  Witness  our 
hands  the  29*''  day  of  September  1775. 

Phil  Varlo,  May'. 

Tho^  Monday,  May^  El*. 

Edw'^  Linzee 

John  Wools 

Jos:  Bissell 

(p.  243)  At  the  Guildhall  of  the  said  Borough  the  29**'  day  of 
Sept^  1775. 

Mr.  William  Deacon  the  Peremptory  Burgess  of  the  said  Philip 
Varlo  —  was  duly  sworn  a  Burgess  of  the  said  Borough.  Also, 
Thomas  Monday,  Gent,  was  duly  sworn  Mayor. 

Borough  of  Portesmouth.  We  whose  Hands  are  hereunto  set 
being  the  Mayor  and  major  part  of  the  Aldermen  of  the  said  Borough 
this  day  assembled  at  the  Guild  Hall  of  the  said  Borough  pursuant 
to  summons,  do  hereby  name  elect  and  appoint  (the  names  of  Eighteen 
persons  are  then  given)  to  be  Burgesses  of  the  said  Borough :  Witness 
our  hands  the  seventeenth  day  of  October  1775. 

Tho^  Monday,  Mayor 
Edw^.  Linzee 
Phil  Varlo 
Phil  Wools 
Jos:  Bissell 

[The  three  Aldermen  John  Carter,  Thomas  White  and  William 
White  objected  to  Thomas  Monday  as  not  being  a  legal  Mayor,  and 
to  the  appointment  of  all  Burgesses  whilst  he  acted  as  Mayor]. 
Dated  H*''  October  1775. 

We  whose  hands  are  hereunto  set  being  the  Mayor  and  major 
part  of  the  Aldermen  of  the  said  Borough  this  day  assembled  at  the 
Guildhall  of  the  said  Burrough  pursuant  to  summons,  do  hereby 
name,  elect  and  appoint  (the  names  of  twenty-three  persons  are 
given)  to  be  Burgesses  of  the  said  Borough :  Witness  our  Hands  the 
fourth  day  of  November  1775. 

(p.  244)  Memorandum  the  Aldermen  ]  Tho^  Monday,  Mayor 
John  Carter,  Thomas  White  and  William 
White  attended  pursuant  to  the  above  sum- 
mons and  previous  to  the  above  Election 
protested  against  the  Mayor  and  the  Alder- 
men Linzee,  Varlo  Woolls  and  Bissell  going 
to  an  Election  of  Burgesses  for  the  same 
Reasons  as  are  mentioned  in  a  Protest 
signed  by  them  the  said  John  Carter, 
Thomas  White  and  William  White  on  the 
17*^  of  October  last,  and  left  the  Assembly 
before  the  Election  was  begun. 
Geo  Huish  Town  Gierke. 


Edw'*.  Linzee 
Phil  Varlo 
John  Wools 
Joseph  BisseU 


478  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

(Proceedings  were  taken  in  the  King's  Bench  at  the  instance  of 
Aldermen  Carter,  Thomas  White,  and  WilHam  White  against  the 
election  of  Alderman  Monday  to  the  Mayoralty;  on  the  27'''  January 
1777  Lord  Mansfield  delivered  the  Judgment  of  the  Court  declaring 
the  election  of  Thomas  Monday  void,  the  said  Thomas  Monday  not 
having  been  elected  an  Alderman  by  a  majority  of  the  Aldermen. 

On  the  12*''  February  1777,  a  Mandamus  from  the  Court  of  King's 
Bench  was  issued,  calling  upon  Aldermen  to  elect  a  Mayor.  Only 
six  Aldermen  were  at  the  time  on  the  Roll.  Philip  Varlo  was  elected 
Mayor  on  March  6*''. 

(pp.  244-45)  "  The  King  (Geo.  III.)  and  Queen  arrive  at  Ports- 
mouth ". 

On  Saturday  the  2"''  of  May  1778  about  noon  the  King  and  Queen 
came  to  Portsmouth  and  went  diiectly  to  the  Dock  Yard;  and  on 
Sunday  the  3^"^  their  Majesties  came  from  the  Dock  Yard  to  the 
Governour's  House  and  went  to  Chapel  and  heard  Divine  Service 
and  Sermon,  and  afterwards  had  a  Levee  at  the  Governour's  House 
where  the  Mayor,  Recorder,  Aldermen  and  Burgesses  in  their  For- 
malities were  introduced  to  the  King,  and  the  Recorder  presented  an 
address  to  His  Majesty. 

They  were  afterwards  introduced  to  the  Queen,  and  the  Recorder 
also  presented  an  address  to  Her  Majesty. 

They  were  all  graciously  received  by  their  Majesties,  and  had  the 
honour  of  kissing  their  Hands. 

On  Monday  the  4*''  the  King  and  Queen  went  to  Spithead  and  were 
saluted  several  times  by  the  whole  fleet;  Their  Majesties  daily  took 
a  view  of  the  Dock  Yard,  Town  Garrison,  and  Fortifications,  and  on 
friday  the  8*'*  went  again  to  Spithead  and  were  saluted  as  before. 
On  Saturday  the  9*''  they  came  from  the  Commissioners  House  in 
the  Dock  Yard  where  they  had  laid  during  their  stay,  and  about 
half  an  hour  after  eight  that  morning  passed  through  the  Town 
amidst  the  acclamations  of  a  vast  concourse  of  People  being  saluted 
by  the  whole  Garrison  as  they  had  been  at  their  first  Entry  into  the 
Town:  with  all  which  their  Majesties  seemed  highly  pleased. 

(pp.  245-47)  12*''  of  September  1778. 

At  an  Assembly  in  the  Council  Chamber  in  the  Guild  Hall  of  the 
said  Borough,  being  then  present  pursuant  to  Summons:  — 
Edward  Linzee,  Esq'.  Mayor 
John  Carter,  Esq'. 
Thomas  White,  Esq'.     Aldermen 
William  White,  Esq'.  J 

[The  Mayor  was  opposed  by  the  Aldermen,  each  having  different 
candidates,  for  the  creation  of  New  Aldermen.] 

(p.  248)  At  the  "  Election  of  the  Mayor  and  other  OflScerfl  and 
Ministers  "  on  Monday  the  20*''  day  of  September  1779.  Edward 
Linzee,  Gent,  was  elected  Mayor.  But  "  Mr.  Linzee  not  appearing 
at  the  Guild  Hall  on  the  Michaelmas  day  following  to  be  sworn  into 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  479 

the  office  of  Mayor,  Mr.  Bissell  continued  and  acted  as  Mayor,  but 
no  Justices  of  Peace,  Coroner,  Constables,  or  other  Officers  were 
sworn  on  that  day." 

(p.  253)    Mandamus  for  Swearing  and  Admitting  Mr.  Linzee  Mayor. 

George  the  third  by  the  Grace  of  God  of  Great  Britain  France  and 
Ireland,  King  Defender  of  the  Faith,  &c.  To  John  Carter  Esquire 
Alderman  of  the  Borough  of  Portsmouth  in  the  County  of  South- 
ampton Greeting  Whereas  Edward  Linzee,  Esq'^  hath  been  duly 
nominated  elected  and  chosen  into  the  place  and  Office  of  Mayor  of 
the  said  Borough  by  virtue  of  and  under  our  Writ  of  Mandamus 
issued  in  that  behalf  according  to  the  form  of  the  Statute  in  that 
case  made  and  provided  for  the  residue  and  remainder  of  this  present 
year  to  be  computed  from  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel 
last  past  and  ought  by  you  being  the  Officer  who  presided  at  that 
Election  in  pursuance  of  that  Statute  in  that  case  made  and  provided 
to  be  sworn  and  admitted  into  the  said  place  and  office  of  Mayor  of 
the  said  Borough  for  the  said  residue  and  remainder  of  the  present 
year  to  be  computed  from  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel 
last  past  as  aforesaid  And  whereas  the  said  Edward  Linzee  since  such 
his  said  Nomination  and  Election  hath  been  ready  and  offered  him- 
self to  take  before  you  the  Oath  or  Oaths  in  that  case  usually  ad- 
ministered and  taken  and  hath  demanded  to  be  sworn  and  admitted 
by  you  into  the  said  place  and  office,  Yet  you  well  knowing  the 
Premises  have  absolutely  refused  and  yet  do  refuse  to  administer  to 
the  said  Edward  Linzee  the  Oath  or  Oaths  in  that  case  usually  ad- 
ministered and  taken  and  to  swear  and  admit  the  said  Edward 
Linzee  into  the  said  Place  and  Office  in  contempt  of  Us  and  to  the 
great  Damage  and  Grievance  of  the  said  Edward  Linzee  and  to  the 
manifest  injury  of  his  Estate  and  also  to  the  manifest  hindrance  and 
obstruction  of  public  Justice  within  the  said  Borough  as  we  have 
been  informed  from  his  Complaint  made  to  us  We  therefore  being 
willing  that  due  speedy  Justice  should  be  done  to  the  said  Edward 
Linzee  in  this  behalf  (as  is  just  and  reasonable)  do  command  you  the 
said  John  Carter  so  being  Alderman  of  the  said  Borough  of  Ports- 
mouth and  presiding  Officer  of  the  said  Election  by  firmly  enjoining 
you  that  immediately  after  the  receipt  of  this  our  Writ  you  do  ad- 
minister to  the  said  Edward  Linzee  the  Oath  or  Oaths  in  that  case 
usually  administered  and  taken  and  that  you  swear  and  admit  the 
said  Edward  Linzee  into  the  Place  and  Office  aforesaid  or  show  Us 
cause  to  the  contrary  thereof  lest  by  your  default  Complaint  thereof 
do  again  come  unto  us  And  how  you  shall  have  executed  this  our 
Precept  made  known  to  Us  at  Westminster  on  Wednesday  next 
after  five  weeks  from  the  Feast  day  of  Easter  then  returning  to  us 
this  our  Writ  and  this  you  are  not  to  omit  upon  peril  that  may  fall 
thereon  Witness  WiUiam  Earl  of  Mansfield  at  Westminster  the  Eight- 
eenth day  of  April  in  the  twentieth  year  of  Our  Reign. 

By  the  Court 

Burrow 


480  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

(p.  254)  Return  of  Mandamus. 

I  John  Carter,  Esquire,  named  in  the  Writ  hereunto  annexed  do 
most  humbly  certify  and  return  to  our  most  Serene  Sovereign  Lord 
the  King  at  Westminster  at  the  time  in  the  said  Writ  for  that  purpose 
mentioned  That  the  within  mentioned  Borough  of  Portsmouth  in  the 
County  of  Southampton  is  an  antient  Borough  And  that  the  Lord 
Charles  the  First  late  King  of  England  by  his  Letters  Patent  sealed 
with  his  Great  Seal  of  England  bearing  date  at  Westminster  the 
Seventeenth  day  of  November  in  the  third  year  of  his  reign  .  .  . 
And  I  do  further  most  humbly  certify  to  our  most  Serene  Sovereign 
Lord  the  King  That  on  the  Monday  Sevennight  before  the  Feast  of 
Saint  Michael  the  Archangel  which  was  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  and  Seventy  Seven,  being  the  day  ap- 
pointed by  the  said  Letters  Patent  of  the  said  late  King  Charles  the 
First  for  the  Election  of  the  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough,  the  within 
named  Edward  Linzee  then  an  Alderman  of  the  said  Borough  was 
duly  elected  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough,  and  afterwards  to  wit  on  the 
Twenty  Ninth  day  of  September  in  the  same  Year  was  duly  sworn 
into  the  office  of  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough  before  Phihp  Varlo 
Esquire  then  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough  and  that  no  other  legal 
Alderman  of  the  said  Borough  hath  since  been  duly  elected  and 
sworn  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough  of  Portsmouth  And  I  do  further 
most  humbly  certify  to  our  said  most  Serene  Sovereign  Lord  the 
present  King  That  long  before  the  said  Election  of  the  said  Edward 
Linzee  to  the  said  Office  of  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough  of  Portsmouth, 
and  since  that  time  two  Burgesses  of  the  said  Borough  of  Portsmouth 
have  been  elected  and  sent,  and  have  used  and  been  accustomed  to 
be  and  of  right  ought  to  have  been  elected  and  sent,  and  still  are  and 
of  right  ought  to  be  elected  and  sent  to  serve  as  Burgesses  for  the 
said  Borough  of  Portsmouth  in  the  Parliament  of  this  Kingdom 
And  that  during  all  the  time  last  aforesaid  it  hath  belonged  and  still 
doth  belong  to  the  Mayor  of  the  said  Borough  of  Portsmouth  for 
the  time  being  to  preside  at  the  Election  and  to  make  Return  of 
such  Burgesses  to  serve  in  Parliament  as  aforesaid  And  for  these 
causes  I  the  said  John  Carter  cannot  neither  ought  I  to  swear  and 
admit  the  said  Edward  Linzee  into  the  Place  and  Office  of  Mayor  of 
the  said  Borough  of  Portsmouth  Nor  can  I  neither  ought  I  to  admin- 
ister to  the  said  Edward  Linzee  the  Oath  or  Oaths  in  that  case  usually 
administered  and  taken  as  by  the  said  Writ  I  am  conmianded  to  do. 

John  Carter. 

Mr.  Alderman  Godwin  relinquished  the  office  of  Mayor  the  29*'*  of 
May  1780,  and  there  was  no  other  Mayor  chosen  until  Tuesday  the 
19^^  of  September  following. 

(On  the  19*^  September  Alderman  Linzee  was  sworn  Mayor  for 
the  remainder  of  the  year,  and  on  the  same  day  Alderman  Godwin 
was  elected  Mayor  for  the  ensuing  year.) 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  481 

Mr.  Linzee,  before  Mr.  Godwin  was  sworn  Mayor  on  the  29*''  Sep- 
tember 1781,  nominated  his  Son  Captain  Robert  Linzee  to  be  his 
Peremptory  Burgess,  but  the  Aldermen  present  refused  to  give  their 
consent  to  it.  (^) 

Edward  Linzee  was  a  surgeon  and  apothecary,  a  profession  enabling 
him  to  become  well  known  and  trusted  in  the  community.  His  name 
first  appeared  in  politics  as  a  Burgess  of  Portsmouth  in  1728,  but  it 
was  not  until  1744  that  he  became  an  Alderman.  Immediately 
afterwards  in  1745  he  was  elected  Mayor  of  that  important  borough, 
and  was  again  accorded  that  honour  on  eight  other  occasions, 
the  last  occurring  in  1780,  when  he  was  over  fourscore  years  of 
age. 

It  is  thus  seen  that  Edward  Linzee  was  a  very  important,  promi- 
nent, and  influential  citizen  of  Portsmouth;  consequently  it  is  not 
surprising  that  the  political  control  wielded  by  him  and  his  faithful 
colleague  Philip  Varloe  should  have  aroused  an  animated  and  organ- 
ized minority  opposition  in  the  Portsmouth  City  Government,  which 
first  manifested  its  power  in  1774. 

"  Judgment  of  ouster  was  obtained  in  the  Court  of  King's  Bench 
which  left  the  Portsmouth  Corporation  without  a  Mayor  or 
Recorder,  and  only  four  Aldermen  remained  in  office,  Mr.  Carter 
Senr.,  Mr.  White,  Mr.  Varloe  and  Mr.  Linzee;  the  two  former  be- 
longed to  the  independent  interest,  and  the  two  latter  represented 
that  of  government." 

"  No  one  was  legally  chosen  to  be  Mayor  for  nine  years,  everyone 
so  elected  being  declared  illegal  and  was  ousted.  At  the  end  of 
which  time  Mr.  Varloe  and  Mr.  Linzee  died  and  left  the  Corporate 
House  in  the  hands  of  the  independent  members  who  retained  the 
ascendancy  until  1835." 

On  the  Death  of  Edward  Linzee  Esqre. 

Length  of  Dales  is  in  her  Right  Hand  and  in  her  Left  Hand  Riches 
and  Honour. 

Proverbs  III.,  Verse  16. 

These  Gifts  are  not  of  Fortunes  Store 

To  Wisdom  they're  assign'd; 
Celestial  Wisdom  in  whose  Power 

Alone,  they  are  conjoin 'd. 


(^)  This  sad  political  struggle,  which  had  been  carried  on  for  a  number  of 
years  with  the  bitterest  acrimony  on  both  sides,  at  the  cost  of  many  thousand 
pounds,  was  only  ended  at  the  death  of  Alderman  Edward  Linzee  in  1782; 
by  which  the  Whig  party  became  supreme,  and  remained  in  ascendancy 
until  the  passing  of  the  Municipal  Reform  Act  in  1835. 


482  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Thee  Linzee  and  thy  house,  her  Friends 

She  thro'  the  World  announce; 
To  thee  her  Right  Hand  she  extends; 

Then  with  her  Left  the  Crowne. 

To  Brighten  Proofs  of  heavenly  Grace 

Can  man,  on  Earth  aspire 
While  Wealth  and  Honors  mark  the  Race 

And  length  of  Dales  the  Sire. 

How  blest  art  those  whose  setting  Sun 

Shines  with  meridian  Ray, 
Nor  darkens  till  th}'^  course  be  run 

To  Realms  of  endless  Day. 

March  12th  1782.  (i) 

The  will  of  Edward  Linzee  has  been  given  in  full  in  Chapter  IV; 
an  abstract  will  appear  here  for  purposes  of  quick  reference: 

Edward  Linzee  of  Portsmouth,  Co.  Southampton,  Apothecary,  will 
made  23  Feb.  1782.  I  give  one  undivided  moiety  of  my  farm  called 
East  Standen  Farm  in  the  Parish  of  Arreton,  in  the  Isle  of  Wight, 
Co.  Southampton,  unto  my  daughter  Dame  Susanna,  the  wife  of  Sir 
Samuel  Hood,  Baronet.  Also  my  undivided  third  part  of  a  messuage 
at  Catherington,  Co.  Southampton,  now  in  the  occupation  of  my 
said  son-in-law  Sir  Samuel  Hood,  I  give  unto  my  said  daughter 
Dame  Susanna  Hood.  Also  I  give  aU  my  messuage,  dwelling  house 
situate  opposite  the  Governor's  Garden  in  Portsmouth,  in  the  occu- 
pation of  my  daughter  Sarah  Holwall,  widow,  unto  my  said  daughter 
Sarah  Holwall.  I  give  all  that  other  and  undivided  moiety  of  my 
farm  called  East  Standen  Farm  unto  my  son  Robert  Linzee  Esq. 
All  the  other  my  [real  estate]  unto  my  son  Edward  Linzee.  I  give 
one  thousand  and  three  hundred  pounds  stock,  in  the  three  per  cent 
Bank  Consolidated  Annuities,  unto  my  daughter  Ann  the  wife  of 
Thomas  Munday  of  Newington  Butts,  Co.  Surrey.  I  give  to  my 
daughter  Sarah  Holwall  one  thousand  pounds  [same]  stock.  Unto 
my  grandson  Henry  Hood  Esq.  To  my  grandaughter  Sarah  Sone, 
to  be  paid  at  twenty  one  or  day  of  marriage;  my  son-in-law 
Samuel  Sone,  the  father  of  my  said  grandaughter  Sarah  Sone.  My 
son  Edward  Linzee  my  residuary  legatee  and  executor.  Witnesses: 
Wm.  Randall,  Josh.  Palmer,  Jr.,  George  Binstead.  Proved  at 
London,  25  June  1782,  by  Edward  Linzee,  exor. 


(0  [Written  before  his  death]. 


the  linzee  family.  483 

Children  of  Edward  Linzee  (107)  and  Anne  Newnham. 

113.  I.  Anne,  bapt.  7  June  1725,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket,  Ports- 

mouth (Par.  Reg.),  as  Anne  dau.  of  Edward  and  Anne  Linzee. 

114.  II.  Susanna,  b.  19  June  1726  Portsmouth  (R.  by  Viscount  Samuel 

Hood);  bapt.  30  June  1726  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Susanna 

dau.  of  Edward  and  Ann  linzee. 
HI.  Richard,  bapt.  22  Feb.  1728  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Richard 

son  of  Edward  and  Anne  Linzee;  bur.  14  Apr.  1729  Portsmouth 

(Par.  Reg.),  as  Richard  son  of  Edward  Linzee. 
IV.  Mary,  bapt.  24  July  1729  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  dau. 

of  Edward  and  Ann  Linzee;  bur.  12  Oct.  1729  Portsmouth  (Par. 

Reg.),  as  Mary  dau.  of  Edward  Linzee. 

115.  V.  Sarah,  b.  7  Oct.  1730  Portsmouth  (R.  by  Viscount  Samuel  Hood); 

bapt.  16  Oct.  1730  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Sarah  dau.  of 
Mr.  Edward  Linzee  and  Ann  his  wife. 
VI.  Elizabeth,  bapt.  28  Apr.  1732  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Eliza- 
beth dau.  of  Mr.  Edward  Linzee  and  Ann  his  wife;  prob.  bur. 
26  Oct.  1778  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Ehzabeth  Linzee. 
vii.  Robert,  bapt.  11  Oct.  1733  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Robert 
son  of  Edward  and  Aim  Linzee;  prob.  d.  young. 

116.  viii.  Mary,  bapt.  16  May  1735  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  dau. 

of  Edward  and  Ann  Linzee. 
IX.  Thomas,  bapt.  13  Sept.  1736  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Thomas 
son  of  Mr.  Edward  Linzee  and  Ann  his  wife;  bur.  27  Mar.  1742 
Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Thomas  son  of  Edward  Linzee. 
X.  Edward,  bapt.  8  Aug.  1738  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Edward 
son  of  Mr.  Edward  Linzee  and  Ann  his  wife;   Edward  Linzee 
son  of  Alderman  Linzee  was  a  burgess  of  Portsmouth,  the  18 
May  1751,  and  Edward  Linzee  Jun''.,  Surgeon,  was  a  burgess  of 
Portsmouth  the  17  Oct.  1775;  d.  Caelebs  Apr.  1796  aged  about 
58  y.  (R.  by  Viscount  Samuel  Hood);  bur.  at  Walcot  Church, 
Bath,  Co.  Somerset,  England  (R.  by  Viscount  Samuel  Hood). 
(Somerset  House  London:  Newcastle:  555).     Edward  Linzee  of 
Portsmouth  owned  the  farm  called  Cotton  Farm  Isle  of  Wight; 
brother  Robert  Linzee;   sister  Sarah  Hollwall,  widow;   sister  Ann 
Monday;  sister  Dame  Susannah  Hood,  wife  of  the  Right  Honour- 
able Sir  Samuel  Hood,  Baronet;   nephew  the  Hon.  Henry  Hood; 
nephew  Edward   Linzee;  niece  Sarah  Sone;   niece  the  Hon.  M"""* 
Jane  Hood;  M""  Samuel  Sone  father  of  niece;  kinswoman  Margaret 
Walton  spinster;   brother  Robert  Linzee  sole  exor.     Signed  Feb. 
19,    1793.     Witness:   George   Binstead,   Tho.   Binstead.     George 
Binstead   administered.     Hon.   Henry   Hood  lawful  atorney  of 
Admiral  Robert  Linzee  now  at  sea.     Proved  Oct.  24,  1796. 

117.  XI.  Robert,  bapt.  13  Feb.  1740  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Robert 

son  of  Edward  and  Ann  Linzee. 


108.  ANN  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Thomas  Linzee  (103)  and  2d  wife 
Mary  Albeck;  bapt.  4  Nov.  1708,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston, 
Portsea,  Hants,  England  (Far.  Reg.),  as  Ann  dau.  of  Thomas  Linzee; 
Ann  Linzee  m.  John  Walton,  21  Dec.  1737,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  a 


484  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Bcckct,  Portsmouth,  Hants  (Par.  Reg.);  they  had  a  descendant,  a 
minor,  Margaret  Walton,  spinster,  mentioned  as  kinswoman  in  the 
will  of  Edward  son  of  Edward  Linzee  (107)  in  1793. 

A  Mr.  John  Walton,  headmaster  of  the  Royal  Academy  at  Ports- 
mouth, died  13  Apr.  1755  (G.M.).  Also  a  Jeremiah  Walton  m.  Mary 
Cole,  lie,  9  Apr.  1704,  at  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.);  and  Susanna 
Walton,  widow,  m.  Robert  Scarth,  14  July  1708,  Portsmouth. 


109.  JOHN  LINZEE,  son  of  John  Linzee  (105)  and  Rebecca 
Goven;  b.  23  Sept.  1717,  as  John  Linzee  Senior,  at  10  o'clock  at 
night  (Bible  R.  left  in  America  by  his  son  Capt.  John  Linzee);  bapt. 
6  Oct.  1717,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.), 
Hants,  England,  as  John  son  of  John  and  Rebecca  Linzee;  d.  8  Nov. 
1787,  Stoke  Damerel  (Par.  Reg.),  Devon,  England,  as  John  Linzee 
aged  70  y.;  his  gravestone  could  not  be  found  in  the  churchyard; 
John  Linzee  of  Portsea,  Hants,  England,  bachelor,  allegation  of  m. 
with  Rose  Guisage  of  Portsea,  spinster,  the  2  Dec.  1740  (Reg.  Bishop 
of  Winchester,  The  Harl.  Soc.  Pub.,  1893);  John  Londise  m.  Rose 
Guisage,  2  Dec.  1740,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea  (Par. 
Reg.);  her  parentage  remains  undiscovered;  b.  —  Dec.  1716,  as  Rose 
Linzee,  wife  of  John  Linzee  Senior  (Bible  R.  left  in  America  by  her 

son  Capt.  John  Linzee);  d. .     Her  surname  of  Guisage  was  not 

known  in  America  until  it  was  found  in  the  Winchester  marriage 
licenses  published  by  The  Harleian  Society.  The  name  might  be 
the  same  as  Gossigge.  In  Dorset  there  is  now  a  place  called  Gussage 
which  was  formerly  known  as  Gessiz. 

Gussage, —  a  chapelry  in  Hadley  parish,  Dorsetshire.  Contains  an 
early  English  13th  century  Chapel,  the  chapelry  is  called  Gussage 
St.  Andrew. 

Gussage  All  Saints  is  a  parish  in  Dorsetshire,  4^  miles  WSW  of 
Cranborne. 

Gussage  St.  Michael  is  another  parish,  5  miles  W  by  S  of  Cranborne. 

In  conversation  with  my  father  John  Inman  Linzee,  I  distinctly 
remember  him  to  say  that  his  grandfather,  John  Linzee  (109),  was 
employed  in  the  Plymouth  Dockyards,  superintending  the  making  of 
rope  for  the  British  Navy  (Statement  by  John  William  Linzee,  born 
1821).  Unfortunately  the  above  statement  cannot  be  verified,  as 
there  are  no  records  of  the  personnel  of  that  dockyard  during  the 
period  covering  the  years  1750  to  1787  (Letter  of  R.  F.  Franklin, 
Secretary,  Admiral  Superintendent's  Office,  H.  M.  Dockyard, 
Devonport), 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  M'.  John  Linzee  of  Plymouth 
in  the  County  of  Devon,  Esq'.,  Ann  Grant  of  Berry  Pomery  in  the 
said  County  widow,  and  Mary  Hollett  of  Totnes  in  the  said  County 
spinster,  are  held  and  firmly  bound  unto  the  Venerable  Ralph  Barnes 


Christopher  Minot  Weld 
1858- 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY,  485 

Clerk  Archdeacon  of  Totnes,  in  the  Sum  of  one  thousand  Pounds  of 
good  and  lawful  money  of  Great  Britain  to  be  paid  unto  the  said 
Archdeacon  —  or  to  his  Attorney  his  Executors,  Administrators  or 
assignes,  to  which  payment  well  and  truly  to  be  made  we  obUge  our- 
selves and  each  —  of  us  by  himself  and  herself  severally  the  whole 
our  and  each  and  every  —  of  our  heirs  Executors  and  Administrators 
firmly  by  these  present  sealed  with  our  seals  dated  Second  day  of 
Jan.  in  the  twenty-eight  year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord 
George  the  third  —  by  the  Grace  of  God  of  Great  Britain,  France 
and  Ireland  King  Defender  of  the  Faith  and  so  forth,  and  in  the  year 
of  our  Lord  one  thousand  and  seven  hundred  and  eighty-eight. 

This  Condition  of  this  Obligation  is  such  that  if  the  above  bondmen 
John  Linzee  being  admitted  Administration  of  all  and  singular  the 
Goods  Chatties  and  Credits  of  John  Linzee  of  Stoke  Damerel  in  the 
County  aforesaid  being  late  Father  Deceased,  do  make  or  cause  to 
be  made  a  true  and  perfect  Inventory  of  all  and  singular  the  Goods 
Chatties  and  Credits  of  the  said  Deceased  which  have  or  shall  come 
to  the  Hands  Possession  or  Knowledge  of  him  the  said  John  Linzee 
the  son  —  or  into  the  Hands  and  Possession  of  any  person  or  persons 
for  him  and  the  same  so  made  do  exhibit  or  cause  to  be  exhibited 
into  Registry  of  the  Archdeacony  Court  of  Totnes  at  or  before  the 
second  Day  of  April  next  ensuing  and  the  same  Goods  Chatties  and 
Credits  and  all  other  the  Goods  Chatties  and  Credits  of  the  said 
deceased  at  the  time  of  his  Death  which  at  any  time  after  shall  come 
to  the  hands  or  possession  of  the  said  John  Linzee  the  son,  or  into 
the  Hands  and  Possession  of  any  other  Person  or  Persons  for  him, 
do  well  and  truly  administer  at  or  before  the  second  day  of 
Jan.  1789  and  Sealed  and  deUvered  in  the  presence  of  Richard 
Hernaman, 

John  Linzee 

The  mark  of  Ann  Grant. 
The  mark  of  Mary  Hollett. 
2  January  1788. 

On  which  Day  appeared  personally  John  Linzee  Esq'^*'.  and  alleged 
that  John  Linzee  late  of  the  parish  of  Stoke  Damerell  in  the  County 
of  Devon,  Archdeaconry  of  Totnes  deced  died  a  widower  intestate. 
That  this  Allegant  is  a  lawful  son  of  the  deceased  and  one  of  his  next 
of  Kin.  Wherefore  prayed  that  Letters  of  Admn  of  the  Goods  Chat- 
ties and  Credits  of  the  said  deed  might  be  committed  and  granted 
to  him  which  I  the  Surrogate  have  decreed  he  being  first  sworn  in 
due  time  of  Law  before  me. 
Effects  under  £600. 
(Contributed  by  Mrs.  Lewis  Linzee). 

The  miniature  of  John  Linzee  shows  his  eyes  were  dark  brown, 
his  hair  (wig)  grey,  and  complexion  as  ruddy.  Coat  was  blue;  waist- 
coat, red  with  gold  braiding,  not  military;  white  choker. 


486  the  linzee  family. 

Children  of  John  Linzee  (109)  and  Rose  Guisage. 

I.  Sarah,  bapt.  IS  Oct.  1741,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Port- 
sea,  Hants,  England  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Sarah  dau.  of  John  Linsay; 
bur.  prob.  24  Sept.  1747,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Sarah  Linzee. 
118.  II.  John,  b.  25  Mar.  1743,  at  5  o'clock  in  the  morning  (Bible  R.  from 
Bible  of  Hannah  Rowc  (Linzee)  Amory,  probably  copied  from 
Bible  of  Captain  John  Linzee) ;  b.  28  Mar.  1743  (R.  by  his  son 
John  Imnan  Linzee);  bapt.  17  Apr.  1743,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.), 
as  John  son  of  John  Linzee. 

III.  Rebecca,  bapt.  21  July  1745,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Rebecca 

dau.  of  John  Linzee;    prob.  m.  »Smith;    by  American 

records,  Captain  John  Linzee  had  a  sister  Mrs.  Smith,  whose 
son  was  in  Boston,  Mass.,  the  19  May  1807. 

IV.  Walter?,  bur.  18  Apr.  1749,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Walter  Lin- 

zee. 
V.  Thomas  (twin),  bapt.  7  Apr.  1749,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  with 
brother  Edward,  as  Thomas  and  Edward,  sons  of  John  Linzee; 
bur.  prob.  17  July  1749,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Thomas  Linzee. 
VI.  EDW.utD  (twin),  bapt.  7  Apr.  1749,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  with 
brother  Thomas;  bur.  prob.  26  June  1749,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.), 
as  Edward  Linzee. 

These  twins  were  e\idently  named  after  their  father's  uncles, 
viz.,  Thomas  Linzee  (106)  and  Edward  Linzee  (107). 
VII.  Susannah,  whose  existence  as  "  Sucky  Linzee  "  rests  on  the  men- 
tion of  this  name  in  a  letter  by  Susannah  (Inman)  Linzee,  wife 
of  Captain  John  Linzee  (118),  dated.  Pounds  26  June  1773,  and 
from  the  will  of  Lieutenant  Edward  Linzee  of  Portsea,  R.N., 
made  6  Dec.  1791,  where  he  mentioned  his  cousin  Susannah 
Shea,  widow.  Also  from  records  in  America,  showing  that  Capt. 
John  Linzee  had  a  sister  Mrs.  Shea,  wife  of  Capt.  Shea,  R.A., 
who  had  two  sons:  i.  John,  b.  14  July  1780®,  and  ii.  Richard,  b. 
—  Apr.  1782®.     (See  Chapter  VI.). 

110.  EDWARD  LINZEE,  son  of  John  Linzee  (105)  and  Rebecca 

Goven;   b.  about  1726,  Portsmouth,  Hants,  England;   d. 1768, 

Holborn,  Co.  Midd.,  England  (P.R.);  m.  Ehzabeth before  1759; 

d.  after  1764  and  before  1768. 

(Somerset  House  Reg.,  London,  England).  This  is  the  last  Will  & 
Testament  of  me  Edward  Linzee  of  Holborn  in  the  County  of  Mid- 
dlesex Cabinet  maker,  I  do  hereby  recommend  my  soul  to  God  and 
dispose  of  my  worldly  Estate  &  Effects  in  manner  following  that  is 
to  say  I  give  and  bequeath  all  singular  and  my  personal  Estate  and 
Effects  whatsoever  or  wheresoever  or  of  what  kind  or  nature  soever 
the  same  shall  or  may  consist  at  the  time  of  my  Decease  after  pay- 
ment of  my  just  Debts  and  funeral  expenses,  unto  my  two  children 
Richard  Linzee  and  Edward  Linzee  equally  to  be  divided  between 
them  share  and  share  alike  and  I  do  hereby  nominate  and  appoint 
my  Uncle  Edward  Linzee  of  Portsmouth  in  the  County  of  South- 
ampton Apothecary  and  Edward  Linzee  the  younger  of  the  same 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  487 

place  Surgeon  Executors  of  this  my  last  Will  and  Testament  and 
Guardians  to  my  said  children  during  their  several  minorities,  and 
lastly  I  do  hereby  revoke  and  make  void  all  former  wills  by  me  at 
any  time  made  and  to  ratify  and  confirm  this  to  be  my  last  Will  and 
Testament.  In  Testimony  whereof  I  have  hereto  set  my  hand  and 
Seal  this  Sixteenth  day  of  June  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  one  thousand 
seven  hundred  and  sixty  eight. 

Edward  Linzee 

Signed  Sealed  and  delivered  in  the  presence  of  Samuel  Sone,  George 
Binsted. 

Children  of  Edward  Linzee  (110)  and  Elizabeth  . 


I.  Richard,  bapt.  15  June  1760,  St.  Andrew  Church,  Holborn  Cir- 
cus, London,  England  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Richard  son  of  Edward 
and  Elizabeth  Linzee  of  Holborn;  Richard  Linzee  does  not 
appear  on  the  Ust  of  commissioned  officers  (Admiralty  record); 

d. 1783  (P.R.);  unmarried. 

(Somerset  House  Reg.,  Cornwallia.)      14  Aug.  1783.    Probate 

was  granted,  after  being  first  sworn,  to  Edward  Linzee  the  natural 

and  lawful  brother  and  next  of  kin  of  Richard  Linzee,  a  lieutenant 

belonging  to  His  Majesty's  ship  Formadable,  bachelor. 

n.  Edward,  bapt.  4  Oct.  1761,  St.  Andrew  Church,  Holborn  Circus, 

London  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Edward  son  of  Edward  and  Elizabeth 

Linzee  of  Holborn;    (Extracts  from  London  Calendar,   1788) 

Edward   Linzee,    Lieutenant,    R.N.,    seniority    14   Jan.    1781; 

Edward  Linzee,  Lieut.,  14  Jan.  1781,  not  on  Ust  1792  (Admiralty 

record);  d. 1792  (P.R.);  uimiarried. 

(Somerset  House  Reg.)    I  Edward  Linzee  of  Portsea,  Co.  South- 
ampton, a  Lieutenant  in  the  Royal  Navy,  I  give  my  wages,  moneys, 
lands,  chattels,  unto  my  cousin  Susannah  Shea  widow,  and  my 
friend  Edward  Honhn  of  Portsea,  equally,  and  appoint  them  joint 
exex  and  exor.     Made,  6  Dec.  1791.    Witnesses:  William  Davis, 
John  White,  T.  Linklater.    Proved,  9  July  1792  by  the  two  exors. 
(See  Chapter  IV.). 
III.  Elizabeth,  bapt.  22  July  1764,  St.  Andrew   Church,  Holborn 
Circus,  London  (Par.  Reg.),  as  EUzabeth  dau.  of  Edward  and 
Ehzabeth  Linzee  of  Holborn;  d.  before  16  June  1768. 


Other  records  at  St.  Andrew  Church,  Holborn  Circus. 
(Contributed  by  the  Vicar) 

Francis  Lindsey  and  Mary  M'^Gregor,  both  of  this  parish,  married 

10  July  1755. 
Robert,  son  of  Francis  Lindsey  and  Mary  his  wife,  Fullwood  Rents, 

baptized  21  May  1756. 
William  Robert,  son  of  Alexander  and  Susana  Lindsay,  Holborn, 

baptized  —  May  1761. 


488  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

111.  MARY  LINZEE,  dau.  of  John  Linzeo  (105)  and  Rebecca 
Goven;  bapt.  25  Jan.  1730,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket,  Ports- 
mouth, Hants,  England  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  dau.  of  John  and 
Rebecca  Linzee;  m.  Edward  Penfold  about  1754-5. 

(For  the  descendants  of  Mary  Linzee  and  Edward  Penfold,  see 
Chapter  VII). 

112.  MARY  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Thomas  Linzee  (106)  and  Sarah 
Newnham;  bapt.  17  Jan.  1726,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  k  Becket, 
Portsmouth,  Hants,  England  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  dau.  of  Thomas 
and  Sarah  Linzee;  mentioned  as  Mary  Atkins,  widow,  in  the  will  of 
her  mother  Sarah  Linzee  in  1775  (P.R.);  liv.  1798  when  Mary 
Atkins  was  made  admx.  of  the  estate  of  her  sister  Elizabeth  Linzee 
of  Portsmouth  (P.R.);  d.  26  Nov.  1810,  at  Portsmouth,  at  an  ad- 
vanced age,  as  Mrs.  Atkins  a  respectable  inhabitant,  cousin  to  Vis- 
countess Hood  (G.M.) ;  Mary  Linzee  m.  Samuel  Atkins  of  Wickham, 
com.  Hants,  and  had  issue  (R.  by  1st  Viscount  Hood);  their  de- 
scendants could  not  be  discovered.  (^ 

113.  ANNE  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Edward  Linzee  (107)  and  Anne 
Newnham;  bapt.  7  June  1725,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket,  Ports- 
mouth (Par.  Reg.),  Hants,  England,  as  Anne  dau.  of  Edward  and 
Anne  Linzee;  d.  —  Nov.  1793,  and  bur.  at  Newington,  Surrey  (R. 
by  1st  Viscount  Hood);  m.  1st  John  Amherst,  later  Admiral  of  the 
Blue,  R.N.,  and  younger  brother  of  Jeffrey,  Lord  Amherst  (R.  by 
1st  Viscount  Hood);  John  Amherst,  son-in-law  of  Edward  Linzee 
was  a  burgess  of  Portsmouth,  the  29  Sept.  1746;  son  of  Jeffrey  and 
Elizabeth  (Kerrill)  Amherst  of  Seven  Oakes  and  Riverhead,  Kent  (^) ; 
bapt.  6  Jan.  1717-18,  Seven  Oakes;  d.  —  Feb.  1778,  as  Admiral 
Amherst,  brother  to  Lord  Amherst  (G.M.);  d.  14  Feb.  1778,  Gosport, 
Hants;  d.  12  Feb.  1778  (Musgrave's  Obituaries). 


(0  Samuel  Atkins,  Capt.  H.M.S.  Panther  and  Sarah  Shales,  spinster,  m. 
allegations  at  Portsmouth,  the  26  Mar.  1722.  (Winchester  Marriages, 
Hampshire,  Harl.  Soc). 

John  Atkins  of  H.M.S.  James,  purser,  21,  bachelor,  and  Sarah  Adams  of 
Portsea,  21,  spinster,  m.  at  Portsea,  2  Oct.  1782  (Winchester  Marriages, 
Hampshire,  Harl.  Soc). 

John  Atkins  Esq.  of  Wickham,  Hants,  d.  29  Apr.  1770  (G.M.). 

S.  Atkins  Esq.  a  Rear  Admiral  on  half  pay,  d.  1  Oct.  1765  (G.M.). 

Samuel  Atkins  Esq.,  a  sup)erannuated  rear  admiral,  died  (lately)  in  New 
England  (The  London  Magazine). 

(2)  Collins'  Peerage  of  England,  VIII:  168,  and  Wm.  Berry's  Kentish 
Genealogies,  p.  494,  pub.  by  Sherwood,  Gilbert  and  Piper  in  1830,  are  both 
in  error  when  they  stated  that  Anne  Linzee  was  the  daughter  of  Thomas 
Linzee  Esq.  of  Portsmouth. 


the  linzee  family.  489 

The  Royal  Navy,  by  William  Laird  Clowes,  111:566. 

John  Amherst,  born  1718;  Post  Captain  29  Dec.  1744;  Rear 
Admiral  of  the  Blue  in  1764,  White  18  Oct.  1770;  Vice  Admiral  of  the 
Blue  24  Oct.  1770,  White  5  Jan.  1776;  Admiral  of  the  Blue  29  Jan. 
1778;  died  14  Feb.  1778. 

Anne  Amherst  m.  2d  Thomas  Munday  Esq.,  Surveyor  General  of 
the  Customs  (R.  by  1st  Viscount  Hood).  Marriages:  Thomas  Mun- 
day Esq'*',  to  M".  Amherst  widow  of  the  late  Admiral  Amherst  and 
daughter  of  Edward  Linzee  Esq'".,  Mayor  of  Portsmouth  (Lloyd's 
Evening  Post,  from  Monday  Mar.  16,  to  Wednesday  Mar.  18,  1778) ; 
Th.  Mundy  Esq.,  to  the  relict  of  Adm.  Amherst,  8  Mar.  1778 
(G.M.). 

Thomas  Munday  was  an  Alderman  and  Mayor  of  Portsmouth  in 
1775.  In  1782  both  he  and  his  wife  were  residents  of  Newington 
Butts,  Surrey,  according  to  her  father's  will;  d.  9  May  1789,  at 
Newington,  Surrey,  as  Thomas  Munday  Esq.,  one  of  the  four 
surveyors  general  of  the  customs  for  the  port  of  London  (G.M.). 

A  John  Munday  was  a  burgess  of  Portsmouth,  the  27  Nov.  1732  ('). 

114.  SUSANNAH  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Edward  Linzee  (107)  and  Anne 
Newnham;  b.  19  June  1726,  Portsmouth,  Hants,  England  (R.  by  1st 
Viscount  Hood);  m.  Samuel  1st  Viscount  Hood,  24  Aug.  1749, 
(R.  by  1st  Viscount  Hood). 

(For  the  descendants  of  Susannah  Linzee  and  Samuel  1st  Viscount 
Hood,  see  Chapter  VIII.). 

115.  SARAH  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Edward  Linzee  (107)  and  Anne 
Newnham;  b.  7  Oct.  1730,  Portsmouth,  Hants,  England  (R.  by  1st 
Viscount  Hood) ;  bapt.  16  Oct.  1730,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket, 
Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Sarah  dau.  of  Mr.  Edward  Linzee  and 
Ann  his  wife;  she  was  hving  in  1796  at  Portsmouth  (R.  by  1st  Vis- 
count Hood);    she  d.  ,  without  issue;    Sarah  Linzee  m.  John 

Holwall  Esqre,  a  Captain  in  the  Royal  Navy,  4  Sept.  1749  (R.  by 
1st  Viscount  Hood);  m.  Captain  [blank]  Holwell,  4  Sept.  1749, 
Church  of  St.  Thomas  k  Becket,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.);  Capt. 
John  Hollwall  was  a  burgess  of  Portsmouth,  the  29  Sept.  1762;  d. 
—  July  1774,  and  bur.  at  Catherington,  Co.  Hants,  England  (R.  by 
1st  Viscount  Hood);  d.  13  July  1775,  as  John  Holwall  Esq.,  Com- 
mander of  His  Majesty's  Ship  Resolution,  a  guardship  at  Ports- 
mouth (G.M.);  bur.  15  July  1775,  Catherington  (Par.  Reg.),  as 
John  Hollwall  Esq.,  a  Captain  in  the  Royal  Navy,  on  the  North  side 
of  the  Communion  table  of  the  Church. 

(0  Gabriel  Monday  and  Dinah  Holt  lie.  29  Dec.  1718;  and  Thomas 
Munday  m.  Alee  Powell  25  July  1703.  (Par.  Reg.  Church  of  St.  Thomas 
a  Becket,  Portsmouth). 


490  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

116.  MARY  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Edward  Linzee  (107)  and  Anne 
Newnham;  bapt.  16  May  1735,  church  of  St.  Thomas  k  Becket, 
Portsmouth,  Hants,  England  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  dau.  of  Edward 
and  Ann  Linzee;  d.  —  Mar.  1774,  in  childbed  (R.  by  1st  Viscount 
Hood;  Mary  Linzee,  spinster,  of  this  parish,  m.  Samuel  Sone,  bache- 
lor, of  St.  Catherine,  London,  8  July  1771,  at  Catherington,  Hants 
(Par.  Reg.) ;  he  was  a  Surgeon  of  a  Regiment  in  Canada  (R.  by  Ist 
Viscount  Hood) ;  Samuel  Sone  was  a  burgess  of  Portsmouth,  the  29 
Sept.  1772;  Samuel  Sone  was  mentioned  in  the  will  of  his  brother-in- 
law  Edward  Linzee  in  1793. 

John  Soan  and  Elioner  Cole  lie,  17  Feb.  1712-3. 
Wilham  Soane  and  Mary  Woolgan,  lie,  20  Jan.  1735-6  (Par.  Reg., 
Church  of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket,  Portsmouth). 

Child  of  Mary  Linzee  (116)  and  Samuel  Sone. 

I.  Sarah,  b.  —  Mar.  1774  (R.  by  1st  Viscount  Hood);   living  un- 
married, July  1796  (R.  by  1st  Viscount  Hood). 
No  further  information  of  her  could  be  found  ('). 

117.  ROBERT  LINZEE,  son  of  Edward  Linzee  (107)  and  Anne 

Newnham;    b.  1739,  Portsmouth,  Hants,  England  (R.  by  Ist 

Viscount  Hood) ;  bapt.  13  Feb.  1740,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket, 
Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Robert  son  of  Edward  and  Ann  Linzee; 
d.  4®  Oct.  1804,  Wickham,  Hants,  as  Robert  Linzee  Esq.,  Admiral  of 
the  Blue  (S.M.) ;  bur.  in  the  churchyard  at  Wickham,  where,  on  a 
large  flat  stone  surrounded  by  railings,  his  epitaph  is  as  follows: 
Robert  Linzee  Esq^  Admiral  in  the  Royal  Navy  Died  the  4  of  October 
1804,  aged  64  years;  Capt.  Robert  Linzee  of  the  Roval  Navy  m. 
Miss  Redston  of  the  Isle  of  Wight,  9  Oct.  1771  (G.M.^);  he  m.  1st 
Ann  Redston,  dau.  of  Thomas  Redston  of  the  Isle  of  Wight,  a  sur- 
geon in  the  Royal  Navy,  and  Penelope his  wife  who  remarried 

Mr.  Garratt®;  she  was  b.  about  1750®;  and  d.  26  July  1781®;  bur. 
in  the  churchyard  of  St.  Mary's,  Hornsey,  Midd.,  where  her  epitaph 
reads  as  follows : 

In  Memory  of  Mrs.  Ann  Linzee,  Wife  of  Cap"  Robert  Linzee,  Of 
the  Royal  Nav>',  who  departed  This  Life  the  26**^  of  July  1781,  Aged 
31  years  (Cansick's  Epitaph  of  Middlesex,  111:27).  On  the  same 
stone  occur  these  additional  inscriptions:  Near  this  place  lies  the 
Remains  of  Mr.  Thomas  Redstone  Father  of  Mrs.  Ann  Linzee  Who 
departed  this  Life  the  15*'^  of  April  1757  Aged  40  years:  Here  lies 
the  Body  of  Mrs.  Penelope  Garratt  Mother  of  Mrs.  Ann  Linzee  Who 
died  the  P'  of  May  1812,  Aged  88  years. 

Robert  Linzee  Esq.  of  Portsmouth,  widower,  m.  2d  Mary  Grant, 
spinster,  2  Feb.  1792,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket,  Portsmouth 

(0  A  Sarah  Sone  was  buried  9  Apr.  1777,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston, 
Portsea  (Par.  Reg.). 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  491 

(Par.  Reg.);  their  marriage  lie.  at  Winchester,  Hants,  called  him 
Esq.,  widower,  and  gave  her  age  as  21,  and  a  spinster  the  1  Feb. 
1792,  while  John  Grant  of  Portsea  was  bondsman;  Capt.  Rob. 
Linzee,  of  the  Royal  Navy,  m.  Miss  Grant,  at  Portsmouth,  dau.  of 
the  late  John  Grant  Esq.  of  that  town  (G.M.) ;  b.  about  1771,  d. . 

Mary  Linzee  m.  2d  Dr. Harness®;  12  Apr.  1814,  at  South- 
ampton, Dr.  Harness  m.  Mrs.  Linzee,  widow  of  the  late  Adm.  L. 
(G.M.);  d.  prob.  3  Jan.  1823,  at  Brighton,  in  his  68th  year,  Dr. 
Harness,  M.D.,  F.L.S.,  and  late  Medical  Commissioner  of  the 
Transport  Board  (G.M.).  It  is  not  proved  that  Dr.  Harness  of 
Brighton  is  the  same  as  the  one  of  Southampton. 

(Illustrated  History  of  Portsmouth,  by  WiUiam  G.  Gates,  pub.  in 
1900). 

Wilham  Redston,  storekeeper  of  His  Majesty's  Ordnance  at  Plym- 
outh, Desires  to  be  buried  in  the  church  of  Newport  in  the  Isle  of 
Wight,  as  near  the  remains  of  his  father  as  possible.  Niece  Eliza- 
beth Bowles  Redston;  nephew  in  Law  Captain  Robert  Linzee  of  the 
Navy;  cousins  Ann  Redston  of  Key  Street,  Newport,  and  Frances 
Hearn  of  the  city  of  Bath.  Sister  in  Law  Penelope  Garratt.  Sister 
Sarah  Redston;  late  niece  Ann  Linzee,  wife  of  Robert  Linzee,  de- 
ceased; nephew  Edward  Linzee  her  son.  Trustees,  Mr.  Robert 
Atkinson  of  Plymouth,  Geen  Wharf,  and  Mr.  William  Edwards,  at- 
torney at  Law  at  Bath.  Signed  20  Sept.  1781.  Witnesses:  J.  Burge, 
John  Tylee,  Jas  Mundy. 

A  memorand".  was  signed  by  W.  Redston  on  the  12  July  1783. 

Administration  of  the  Goods  of  Ann  Linzee  (Wife  of  Robert 

Linzee  Esq')® 

Charles  by  Divine  Providence  Archbishop  of  Canterbury,  Primate 
of  all  England  and  Metropolitan,  To  our  well-beloved  in  Christ, 
The  Reverend  Edward  Linzee,  clerk,  the  natural  and  lawful  son  and 
only  child  of  Ann  Linzee  (wife  of  Robert  Linzee  Esq'®.)  late  of  Hornsey 
in  the  County  of  Middlesex  deceased,  greeting:  whereas  the  said 
Ann  Linzee,  .  .  .  (as  is  alledged)  lately  died  Intestate;  having  whilst 
living,  and  at  the  time  of  her  Death,  Goods,  Chattels  or  Credits,  in 
divers  Dioceses  or  Jurisdictions;  by  reason  whereof  the  sole  ordering 
and  granting  administration  of  all  and  singular  the  said  Goods, 
Chatties  and  Credits,  and  also  the  auditing  allowing  and  final  dis- 
charging the  Accompt  thereof  are  well  known  to  appertain  only  and 
wholly  to  us  and  not  to  any  inferior  Judge:  We  being  desirous  that 
the  said  Goods,  Chatties  and  Credits,  may  be  well  and  faithfully 
administered,  applied  and  disposed  of  according  to  Law,  Do  therefore 
by  these  Presents  grant  full  Power  and  Authority  to  you,  in  whose 
Fidelity  we  confide,  to  administer  and  faithfully  dispose  of  the  said 
Goods,  Chatties  and  Credits,  and  to  ask,  demand,  recover,  and  receive 
whatever  Debts  and  Credits  which,  whilst  living,  and  at  the  Time  of 


492  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

her  Death,  did  any  way  belong  to  her  Estate,  and  to  pay  whatever 
Debts  the  said  Deceased,  at  the  Time  of  her  Death,  did  owe,  so  far 
as  such  Goods,  Chatties  and  Credits  will  thereto  extend  and  the 
Law  requires:  You  having  been  already  sworn  well  and  faithfully  to 
administer  the  same,  and  to  make  a  true  and  perfect  inventory  of  all 
and  singular  the  said  Goods,  Chattels  and  Credits  and  to  exhibit 
the  same  into  the  Registry  of  our  Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury,  on 
or  before  the  last  Day  of  February  next  ensuing;  and  also  to  render 
a  just  and  true  account  thereof  on  or  before  the  last  Day  of  August 
which  shall  be  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Eight  Hundred 
and  thirteen.  And  we  do  by  these  Presents  ordain,  depute  and  con- 
stitute you  Administrator  of  all  and  singular  the  Goods,  Chattels 
and  Credits  of  the  said  Deceased.  The  said  Robert  Linzee  the  lawful 
Husband  dying  without  having  taken  upon  him  the  Letters  of  Ad- 
ministration of  the  Goods  of  the  said  deceased.  Given  at  London 
the  seventh  day  of  August  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  one  thousand  eight 
hundred  and  twelve  and  in  the  eight  year  of  our  Translation. 


Geo.  Gostling 
Nathi  Gostling 


[stamps] 
Deputy  Registers.     Sworn  under  four  hundred 
R.  C.  Cresswell.J  and  fifty  pounds. 

Extracted  by  W".  Fox,  Proctor  Doctors  Conrmions. 

Admiralty  Records. 

Robert  Linzee  was  Lieutenant  the  29  Jan.  1761,  Commander  the 
25  Nov.  1768,  Captain  the  3  Oct.  1770,  Col.  of  Marines  Mar.  1793, 
Rear  Admiral  12  Apr.  1794,  Vice  Admiral  1  June  1795,  Admiral 
1  Jan.  1801,  died  4  Oct.  1804. 

Robert  Linzee,  Captain  R.N.,  seniority  3  Oct.  1770.  (Extract  from 
London,  Calendar  for  1788). 

Robert  Linzee  was  residing  in  the  Isle  of  Wight,  newly  married, 
before  the  16  Mar.  1772.  (Extract  from  letter  of  Samuel  Hood  to 
John  Rowe  of  Boston,  Mass.). 

Robert  Linzee,  son  of  Alderman  Linzee,  was  a  burgess  of  Ports- 
mouth the  29  Sept.  1746,  and  again  the  17  Oct.  1775.  (East's  Ports- 
mouth). 

Admiral  Montagu  to  Lord  George  Germain:  1777,  June  11,  Rom- 
ney  at  S.  John's. 

Captain  Linzee  (Robert  Linzee  in  the  index),  of  H.M.S.  Surprise, 
has  taken  a  schooner  with  220  hogsheads  of  Tobacco,  bound  from 
Virginia  to  Bordeaux.  (Extracts  from  Hist.  Manuscript  Comm., 
Mrs.  Stopford-Sackville,  II:  69). 

Surprise  Frigate.  Capt.  (afterwards  Admiral)  Robert  Linzee,  sta- 
tioned at  Newfoundland  in  1775-77  (G.M.). 

R.  Linsey,  Captain  of  the  Saturn  of  74  guns,  was  in  the  squadron 
of  Admiral  Barrington  at  Portsmouth  the  22  June  1790,  which  sailed 
for  St.  Helens  the  28  June  (T.). 


Lewis  Linzee 
1857- 


3y<A) 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  493 

Robert  Linzee  was  Captain  of  the  Saturn  of  74  guns  in  1790,  under 
Earl  Howe,  as  shown  by  an  engraving  of  the  EngUsh  fleet  in  the 
pubUc  Hbrary  of  Southampton,  Hants,  England,  and  in  The  lU.us- 
trated  London  News  for  22  Jan.  1848. 

The  Royal  Navy,  by  Wm.  Laird  Clowes. 

(Ill:  )  10  Oct.  1781.  The  Tretis,  Capt.  Robert  Linzee,  was 
wrecked  off  St.  Lucia. 

(HI :  520)  Rear  Admiral  Sir  Samuel  Hood,  of  the  blue,  Baronet, 
was  on  the  Barfleur  of  98  guns,  Capt.  John  Knight,  with  the  British 
fleet  under  Admiral  Sir  George  Brydges  Rodney,  in  the  battle  line  of 
12  Apr.  1782,  against  the  French  fleet  under  De  Grass.  Capt.  Robert 
Linzee  commanded  the  Magnificent  of  74  guns  in  the  same 
fleet. 

(IV:  192)  Robert  Linzee  was  Post  Captain  the  3  Oct.  1770; 
Commodore  in  Sept.  1793  (p.  203) ;  Rear  Admiral  of  the  White,  12 
Apr.  1794;  Rear  Admiral  of  the  Red,  4  July  1794;  Vice  Admiral  of 
the  White,  1  June  1795;  Vice  Admiral  of  the  Red,  14  Feb.  1799; 
Admiral  of  the  Blue,  1  Jan.  1801;  died  Sept.  1805.  [?] 

The  above  promotions  of  Robert  Linzee  are  confirmed  by  the 
naval  records  of  Portsmouth,  Co.  Hants,  England. 

The  Gentleman's  Magazine.    Gazette  Promotions. 

Robert  Linzee  Esq.,  appointed  Colonel  in  his  Majesty's  marine 
forces  in  Mar.  or  Apr.  1793. 

Robert  Linzee  Esq.,  to  be  Rear  Admiral  of  the  White  Apr.  1794. 

Col.  of  Marine  forces,  Robert  Linzee  Esq.,  appointed  Flag-officer 
of  his  Majesty's  fleet,  Apr.  1794. 

Rear  Admiral  of  the  White,  Robert  Linzee  Esq.,  to  be  Rear  Admiral 
of  the  Red,  July  1794.     [Under  Aug.  issue]. 

Rear  Admiral  of  the  Red,  Robert  Linzee  Esq.,  to  be  Vice  Admiral 
of  the  White,  1  June  1795. 

Vice  Admiral  of  the  Blue,  Robert  Linzee  Esq.,  to  be  a  Vice  Admiral 
of  the  Red,  14  Feb.  1799. 

Vice  Admiral  of  the  Red,  Robert  Linzee  Esq.,  to  be  Admiral  of  the 
Blue,  1  Jan.  1801. 

Naval  History  of  Great  Britain,  by  William  James. 

(I:  66)  In  July  of  1793,  Samuel  Lord  Hood  was  in  command  of 
the  Mediterranean  fleet  off  Toulon  in  the  south  of  France,  his  flag 
was  on  the  Victory  of  100  guns,  with  Rear  Admiral  Sir  H.  Parker 
on  board.  Captain  Robert  Linzee  joined  this  fleet  in  Aug.  in  com- 
mand of  the  Alcide  of  74  guns,  and  was  made  a  Commodore  in 
Sept.  1793.  Horatio  Nelson  was  also  present  as  Captain  of  the 
Agamemnon. 


494  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

(I:  85)     Commodore  Robert  Linzee  of  the  Alcidc  was  sent  by  Lord 
Hood  in  command  of  a  squadron  of  three  line  of  battle  ships  and  two 
frigates  to  aid  the  insurgents  in  Corsica.     His  force  consisted  of: 
Battle  Ships. 

Alcide,  74  guns Commodore  Robert  Linzee,  Captain  John 

Woodley. 
Courageux,  74  guns .  .  .  Captain  John  Matthews. 

Ardent,  64  guns Capt  Robert  Manners  Sutton. 

Gun  Frigates, 
Lowestoffe,  32  guns .  .  .  Captain  William  Wolseley. 
Nemesis,  28  guns Captain  Lord  Amelius  Beauclerk. 

Commodore  Linzee  sailed  from  Toulon  to  Villa  Franca,  thence  to 
Calvi  and  San  Florenzo.  The  force  was,  however,  too  small  to  be 
of  much  service  to  the  insurgents  under  General  Paoli. 

(1: 163)  On  the  7  Feb.  1794,  Lieutenant-General  Dundas  landed 
with  troops  in  the  Gulf  of  St.  Florenzo,  to  the  westward  of  Martello, 
but  this  force  was  beaten  off,  as  the  insurgents  did  not  co-operate  by 
storming  the  posts  on  shore.  Lord  Hood  and  Nelson,  who  had  fol- 
lowed Linzee,  were  also  present.     (See  Southey's  Life  of  Nelson). 

(I:  193)  On  the  10  Nov.  1794,  a  mutiny  broke  out  on  the  Windsor 
Castle  of  98  guns.  Captain  William  Shield,  bearing  the  flag  of  Rear 
Admiral  Robert  Linzee,  while  lying  in  St.  Florenzo  Bay,  but  it  was 
suppressed. 

While  on  the  Windsor  Castle  Rear  Admiral  Robert  Linzee,  under 
Sir  William  Hotham,  engaged  the  French  fleet  off  Genoa  in  March 
1795,  and  later  in  that  year,  another  French  fleet  in  an  action  off 
Hyeres. 

(Recollections  of  James  Anthony  Gardner,  pp.  129-131). 


The  Spencer  Papers,  1790-1801. 

(11:35)  Vice  Admiral  Robert  Linzee  in  the  Princess  Royal  (98 
guns)  arrived  home  with  the  Mediterranean  and  West  Indian  convoys 
in  August  1796. 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY. 


495 


(Blue  Stamps] 


By  the  Commissioners  for  Executing 
the  Office  of  Lord  High  Admiral  of 
Great  Britain  and  Ireland  &c.  And  of 
all  His  Majesty's  Plantations,  &c. 

To  Mr.  Robert  Linzee  hereby  appointed 
Captain  of  His  Majesty's  Ship  the  Romney 
BY  Virtue  of  the  Power  and  Authority  to  US 
given,  We  do  hereby  constitute  and  appoint  you 
Captain  of  His  Majesty's  Ship  the  Romney 
Willing  and  requiring  you  forthwith  to  go  on 
board  and  take  upon  you  the  Charge  and  Com- 
mand of  Captain  in  her  accordingly  Strictly 
Charging  and  Commanding  all  the  Officers  and 
Company  of  the  said  Ship  to  behave  themselves 
jointly  and  severally  in  their  respective  employ- 
ments, with  all  due  Respect  and  Obedience  unto 
you  their  said  Captain  and  you  likewise  to  observe 
and  execute  the  General  Printed  Instructions,  and 
such  Orders  and  Directions  as  you  shall  from 
time  to  time  receive  from  Us,  or  any  other  your 
Superior  Officers,  for  His  Majesty's  Service  Hereof 
nor  you  nor  any  of  you  may  fail  as  you  will 
answer  the  Contrary  at  your  Peril:  And  for  so 
doing  this  shall  be  your  Warrant:  Given  under 
our  hands  and  the  Seal  of  the  Office  of  Admiralty 
this  Twelfth  day  of  November  1770  In  the 
Eleventh  Year  of  His  Majesty's  Reign. 


Confirming  one  given  by  Samuel  Hood  Esqr 
Commander  in  Chief  of  His  Majts  Ships  and 
Vessels  in  N°  America  dated  3  d  Ocf  1770 

By  Command  of  their  Lordships 

Php  Stephens 


J.  Buller 
Spencer 
F  Holburne 


496  the  linzee  family. 

Admiralty, 
22nd  September,  1916. 
Sir, 

With  reference  to  your  letter  of  the  3rd  instant,  requesting  con- 
firmation of  the  names  of  the  members  of  the  Board  of  Admiralty 
who  signed  commissions  appointing  Captain  Robert  Linzee  and  Cap- 
tain John  Linzee,  as  Captain  of  H.M.  Ships  "  Romney  "  and  "  Pearl  " 
in  1770  and  1779  respectively,  I  am  commanded  by  My  Lords  Com- 
missioners of  the  Admiralty  to  acquaint  you  that  the  Boards  of 
Admiralty  at  those  dates  were :  — 

(1)  From  28th  February  1770  to  12th  January  1771. 

Admiral  Sir  Edward  Hawke,  K.B. 
X    John  Buller  Esq. 

Henry  Viscount  Palmerston. 
X    Lord  Charles  Spencer. 

Wilmot  Viscount  Lisburne. 
X    Admiral  Francis  Holburne. 
Hon.  Charles  James  Fox. 

First  Secretary      Philip  Stephens,  Esq. 
Second  Secretary  George  Jackson,  Esq., 

(2)  From  16th  July  1779  to  22nd  September  1780. 
X    John,  Earl  of  Sandwich. 

X    Wilmot,  Earl  of  Lisburne. 
Henry  Penton,  Esq. 

Constantine  John  Lord  Mulgrave,  (Captain  R.N.) 
X    Vice  Admiral  Robert  Man. 
Bamber  Gascoyne,  Esq., 

X  First  Secretary      Philip  Stephens,  Esq. 
Second  Secretary  George  Jackson,  Esq., 

The  Conmiissions  appear  to  have  been  signed  by  the  members 
marked  with  a  cross. 

I  am.  Sir, 

Your  obedient  Servant, 

O.  Murray 
John  W.  Linzee,  Esq., 
848  Beacon  Street, 
Boston, 

Massachusetts, 
U.  S.  A. 


the  linzee  family.  497 

Naval  Correspondence. 

By  Fras  Saml  Drake  Esqre 
Rear  Admiral  of  the  Blue 

% % % 

You  are  hereby  required  &  directed  to  put  yourself  under  my 
Command,  and  follow  all  such  orders  and  directions  as  you  shall 
from  time  to  time,  receive  from  me  by  sig*.  or  otherwise,  for  His 
Majesty's  Service,  &  for  so  doing  this  shall  be  your  Order 

To  Capt  Linzee  Given  under  my  hand  on  board 

of  His  Majesty's  Ship  the  His  Majesty's  Ship  the  Princess 

Magnificient  Royal  the  8th  May  1782 

By  Conmaad  of  the  Rear  Admiral  Fras  Saml  Drake 

T  Morgan 

N  B  You  are  desired  to  pay  strict  attention  to  all  signals  you  have 
received  from  Admiral  Sir  Geo  Rodney  or  Rear  Admiral  Sir  Saml 
Hood 

Fras  Saml  Drake 


By  the  Right  Hble  Saml  Lord  Hood 

Whereas  I  propose  to  send  you  on  a  particular  service  with  a  small 
Squadron  under  your  Command  and  to  establish  you  in  the  rank  of 
a  Commodore,  with  a  Captain  under  you,  and  having  appointed 
Captain  Woodley  to  the  Command  of  the  Alcide. 

You  are  hereby  authorised  and  directed  to  hoist  a  Broad  Pendant 
on  board  such  Ship  under  your  Command  as  you  shall  think  proper. 

Given  under  my  hand  on  board  His 
Majesty's  Ship  Victory,  Outer  Road  of 
Toulon  8  Sept  1793 

Hood 

To 

Robert  Linzee  Esq 

hereby  appointed  Commodore 

By  Command  of  the  Admiral 
J.  Me' Arthur 


498  THE   LINZEE   FAMILY. 

By  the  Right  Hble  Samuel  Lord  Hood, 
and  etc.,  etc.,  etc., 

The  Captians  of  His  Majesty's  Ships  named  in  the 
Margin  having  my  directions  to  put  themselves  under 
Alcide.  your  Command  and  to  follow  your  Orders  for  their 

Ardent.  further  proceedings, 

Couragment.  You  are  hereby  required  and  Directed  to  take  them 
Lowestoffe.  and  the  said  Ships  under  your  Conomand  accordingly. 
Nemesis. 

Given  under  my  hand  on  board  His 
Majesty's  Ship  Victory  Toulon  Road. 
8th  Sept  1793. 

Hood. 
Commander  Linzee. 


By  the  Right  Honourable  Samuel  Lord  Hood 
Vice  Admiral   of  the   Rio  and   Commander  in 
Chief  of  His  Majesty's  Ships  and  Vessels  em- 
ployed and  to  all  employed  in  the  Mediterranean. 
Having  Ordered  Captian  Frederick  of  His  Majesty's  Ship  Illus- 
trious to  put  himself  under  your  Command  and  follow  your  Orders 
for  his  further  proceedings  you  are  hereby  required  and  directed  to 
take  him  and  the  said  ship  under  your  Conomand  accordingly. 

Given    on   board    His    Majesty's   Ship   Victory 
Toulon  Road  this  13th  day  of  October  1793. 

To 

Robert  Linzee  Esq., 

Commander  of  a  Squadron 

of  His  Majesty's  Ships  in 

the  Mediterranean. 


By  Command  of  the  Admiral 

John  Mc  Arthur. 


Lowestoffe  Tunis  Bay  6th  November  1793. 
Sir, 

The  Outer  Best  Bower  Cable  of  His  Majesty's  Ship  Lowestoffe 
under  my  Command,  being  very  much  Worn,  Rubbed  and  not  trust- 
worthy. — 

I  am  therefore  to  request  you  wUl  be  pleased  to  grant  an  Order  for 
a  survey  to  be  held  thereon.  — 

I  am,  Sir, 

Yours  etc.,  etc., 

W.  Wolseley. 
Conamodore  Linzee. 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  499 

Dido  Leghorn  31st  January  1794. 
Sir, 

The  Surgeon  of  His  Majesty's  ship  under  my  command  having 
represented  himself  ill,  and  incapable  of  doing  his  Duty,  has  requested 
to  be  sent  on  Shore  to  Sick  Quarters.     I  have  the  Honor  to  remain, 

Yours  etc.,  etc., 

C.  Hamilton. 
Commander  Linzee.  etc.,  etc.. 


Fortitude  9th  February  1794. 
Sir, 

I  have  as  you  desired,  thanked  the  Officers  and  Crew  of  His  Maj- 
esty's ship  Fortitude  (in  your  name)  for  their  steady  and  gallant 
behaviour  in  the  action  of  yesterday,  and  I  have  the  honour  to  in- 
form you  that  they  are  all  highly  gratified  at  learning  that  their 
conduct  had  merited  your  approbation, 

I  am,  Sir, 

Yours  &  etc., 

W.  Young. 
Commander  Linzee. 


Report  of  the  state  of  His  Majesty's  Ship  Fortitude  9th  February 
1794. 

Two  Eighteen  pound  shot  through  the  centre  of  the  Main  Mast, 
Nine  Main  shroud  shot  away.  One  of  the  lower  Deck  port  Timbers 
cut  through  and  the  cell  of  the  port  carried  away.  One  of  the  Quarter 
Deck  ports  cut  down  to  the  Deck.  The  heel  of  the  fore  top  gallant 
mast,  Fore  topmast  Cap  and  Cross  trees  shot  away.  The  spare  Main 
topmast  and  Jibboon  shot  through,  some  Shot  in  the  Hull  but  none 
under  water,  a  great  part  of  the  running  rigging  and  Blocks  shot 
away  and  most  of  the  Topmast  back  stays,  and  three  lower  Deck 
Guns  disabled. 

Killed  and  Wounded. 

Killed 6 

Wounded 56,  8  of  which  are  dangerous 

W.  Young. 
Original  enclosed  to  S.  Hood 

Letter  from  Commodore  Robert  Linzee  to  Admiral  Lord  Hood. 

Alcide  10th  Feby.  1794. 

My  dear  Lord :  — 

You  will  not  be  surprised  that  the  Fortitude  &  Juno  made  so  little 
Impression  upon  the  Tower  of  Martello,  when  you  are  told  that  the 


500  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

walls  are  of  iniinenso  thickness.  The  Parapet  Wall  is  lined  in  the 
inside  with  Basse  Junk  filled  up  with  sand,  five  feet  in  thickness. 
The  Battery  now  acting  against  it  consisting  of  1  Eighteen  Pounder 
two  9  Pounders  &  one  12  Pounder  Carronade  gas  reduc'd  the  Parapet 
Wall  to  a  Rubbish  &  is  only  hanging  together  by  the  Junk  which  is 
now  on  fire  all  round  it.  There  arc  but  two  Guns  (I  believe)  in  the 
Tower  one  allready  dismounted,  the  other  will  be  soon.  The  men 
still  remain  in  the  Tower,  now  &  then  firing  musquets,  a  Soldier  is 
just  brought  on  Board  wounded  by  one.  A  Plan  is  forming  for 
storming  of  it,  &  I  hope  we  shall  be  in  Possession  of  it  before  night. 
Your  Despatches  for  the  Generals  Dundas  &  Peoli  are  sent  off  to 
them,  the  former  went  on  shore  this  morning  to  meet  the  latter 
General  to  consult  with  him. 

I  am  my  dear  Lord,  your  ever  faithful  &  affectionate. 

Robt.  Linzee 

P.S.    Another  eighteen  Pounder  will  be  mounted  in  less  than  an 
Hour. 


Letter  from  Commodore  Robert  Linzee  to  Admiral  Lord  Hood. 

Alcide  11th.  Feby.  1794. 
My  Dear  Lord :  — 

When  I  wrote  to  your  Lordship  yesterday,  acquainting  you  with 
the  surrender  of  Martello  Tower,  I  was  unacquainted  with  the  number 
of  men  in  it,  since  which  I  understand  there  were  an  Ensign  &  thirty 
two  Privates,  two  of  which  are  very  dangerously  wounded.  I  must 
refer  it  to  your  Lordships  consideration  whether  it  would  not  be  best 
to  send  the  Prisioners  to  the  ships  that  are  now  cruizing  off.  When 
I  have  a  return  of  the  Ordinance  &  stores  contained  in  the  Tower  I 
will  transmit  it  to  you.  I  believe  there  was  2  Eighteen  Pounders  & 
one  six,  one  of  the  Eighteen  is  Disabled  &  the  six  Pounder  spik'd  up. 
Capt.  Woodly  mentioned  me  that  he  thought  a  Mortar  Boat  would 
be  useful.  I  think  it  will  not  be  prudent  to  send  anything  to  lay  in 
the  Bay  as  their  shot  reaches  quite  across  it.  The  General  is  not 
yet  returned. 

I  am,  my  Dear  Lord,  your  ever  faithful  &  affectionate. 

Robt.  Linzee. 


Victory  Gulf  of  Fiorenza  Feby  16  1794 
Sir 

The  late  Westerley  wind  forced  me  to  take  shelter  under  Cape 
Corse,  and  upon  its  ceasing  it  became  calm  with  a  heavy  western 
swell  which  carried  me  as  far  to  Leward  as  the  Gorgona. 
■     I  have  picked  up  a  vessel  that  was  under  convoy  of  L'Utine  with 


Mary  Annette  (Braund)  Linzee 
1857- 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  501 

a  very  valuable  cargo  of  useful  articles  which  Mr.  Drake  ordered  to 
be  purchased  for  the  use  of  the  Army  and  Navy  at  my  request  — 
Doctor  Robertson  with  Lieut  Duncan  of  the  Artillery  a  Clerk  of 
Mr.  Eckine's  etc  were  in  L'Utine  and  are  now  on  board  the  St.  George, 
as  I  had  occasion  to  send  Capt  Macnamara  with  orders  to  the  Ardent 
oflF  Villa  Franca. 

I  think  it  highly  probable  that  part  of  the  troops  have  been  with- 
drawn from  Bastia  to  St  Fiorenza  Tornelli  and  the  works  above  it, 
and  have  therefore  submitted  to  the  General  whether  it  would  not  be 
advisable  to  send  a  few  ships  with  some  transports  off  Bastia  in 
order  to  distract  the  enemy  &  divide  its  force.  —  The  French  are 
very  much  in  want  of  provissions  and  unless  they  receive  very  con- 
siderable succour  soon  (of  which  they  have  very  little  prospect) 
cannot  long  hold  out.  Capt  Nelson  has  destroyed  500  tons  of  wine 
and  burnt  ten  vessels  upon  Cape  Corse,  and  taken  two  boats  with 
a  few  sacks  of  Flour  &  a  bag  of  dollars  in  each  —  I  am  all  impatience 
to  hear  from  you.     and  am 

Sir 

Yours  &c  &c  &c 
Commore  Linzee  Hood 

P.  s.  Previous  to  my  leaving  the  gulf  on  the  11th  the  Victory  & 
Princess  would  have  been  forced  on  shore  by  the  swell  had  not  a 
breeze  fortunately  sprung  up  —  The  boats  had  no  effect  upon  the 
Victory 

(Copy.) 

By  the  Commr.  for  executing  the  Officer  of 
Lord  High  Admiral  of  Great  Britain  &  etc., 

Whereas  the  Right  Honourable  Henry  Dundas  one  of  His  Majesty's 
principal  Secretaries  of  State,  hath  transmitted  to  us,  with  his  letter 
of  the  6th  inst.,  variety  of  intelligence,  which  shews  that  a  great 
number  of  Ships  and  Vessels  ladend  with  Corn,  or  Naval,  or  Military 
Stores,  may  speedily  be  expected  to  sail  from  the  Ports  of  Denmark 
and  Norway,  with  Colourable  papers,  but  really  Destined  for  the 
parts  of  France,  and  at  the  same  time  signified  to  us  His  Majesty's 
pleasure  that  we  should  instruct  the  Conamanders  of  any  of  His 
Masjesty's  Squadron  or  Ships  who  may  be  more  likely  to  meet  with 
such  Ships  or  Vessels  to  be  particularly  Vigilant,  in  Order  to  bring 
in  and  detain  all  such  of  them  laden  as  aforesaid,  as  shall  appear  to 
be  liable  to  a  just  suspicion  of  being  really  destined,  under  colourable 
papers,  to  the  Ports  of  the  Enemy,  and  that  such  Conamanders 
should  be  apprized  of  His  Majesty's  gracious  intention  to  protect 
them  from  any  consequences  to  which  they  might  be  exposed  from 
the  execution  of  such  instructions;  Your  Lordship  is  therefore  in 
pursuance  of  His  Majesty's  said  pleasure  hereby  required  and  directed 


502  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

to  give  Orders  to  the  Captians,  Commanders  and  Commanding 
Officers  of  all  His  Majesty's  Ships  and  Vessels  under  your  Command 
to  be  particularly  Vigilant  in  Order  to  bring  in  and  obtain  accordingly 
all  such  Ships  and  Vessels  laden  as  aforesaid  as  shall  be  liable  to  a 
just  suspicion  of  being  really  destined,  under  colourable  papers,  for 
the  Ports  of  the  Enemy,  and  to  apprize  the  said  Officers  of  His 
Majesty's  gracious  intention  above  mentioned. 

Given  &  etc.,  7th  March  1794. 

A.  Gardner,  I.  Smyth,  P.  Afflock. 
Right  Honourable  Lord  Hood. 
&  etc.,  (Hood). 

By  the  Right  Honourable  Lord  Hood. 
&  etc., 

Whereas  I  propose  to  land  a  body  of  Troops  near 
Egmont.  Bastia. 

Fortitude.  You  are  hereby  required  and  Directed  to  take  upon 

Agamemnon,  you  the  Charge  and  superintendance  of  that  Duty 
Tartar.  and  the  Captians  of  the  Ships  named  in  the  Margin 

are  to  be  assisting  to  you  and  follow  your  Order. 

Given  &  etc.,  3rd  April  1794. 

Hood. 
Conmir.  Linzee. 


Letters  from  Lord  Hood  to  Commodore  Linzee. 

Victory  off  Bastia,  April  5th  1794. 
Mem: 

The  Commander  in  Chief  has  the  honor  to  make  known  to  the 
respective  Admirals,  Captains,  Officers  and  men  under  his  command 
by  the  Directions  of  the  Right  Honble  Henry  Dundas  one  of  His 
Majesty's  Principal  Secretaries  of  State.  That  His  Majesty  is 
graciously  pleased  to  view  with  Infinite  Satisfaction  their  gallant 
behaviour  and  zealous  exertions  in  every  point  of  public  Duty  in 
which  they  have  been  engaged.  And  to  assure  them  of  His  Majesty's 
most  full  &  perfect  approbation. 

Hood. 
Comodore  Linzee 
Alcide. 

Victory,  April  6th  1794. 

I  have  this  moment  received  your  letter  and  have  ordered  the 
Proselyte  to  anchor  wherever  you  think  she  can  be  most  advantage- 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  503 

ously  placed.  You  will  station  the  Fortunee  as  you  shall  judge 
proper,  and  I  have  sent  another  gunboat  at  your  disposal.  The 
Vanneau  will  sail  tomorrow  early  for  Leghorn  with  Letters  for 
England  to  go  by  the  messenger,  I  therefore  desire  you  will  imme- 
diately send  an  officer  to  Col.  Villette  to  inform  him  and  the  gentle- 
men of  the  army  of  it,  and  that  if  their  letters  are  sent  to  the  Alcide 
(for  which  you  may  send  a  boat  at  daylight)  they  shall  be  called  for. 

Yrs.  etc. 

Hood. 
Commodore  Linzee. 

The  Vanneau  will  return  immediately  with  what  camp  kettles  are 
ready.     You  will  send  on  shore  one  of  your  surgeons  mates. 


Letters  from  Horatio  Nelson  to  Commodore  Linzee. 

Camp,  April  6th  1794. 
Dear  Sir:  — 

The  French  gunboat  seemed  this  morning  incUned  to  teaze  our 
camp,  therefore  Col.  Villete  will  be  glad  if  you  will  have  the  goodness 
to  order  the  Frigate  to  be  advanced  to  where  the  Scout  lay  at  Anchor 
&  the  gunboat  with  12  P".  to  be  advanced  every  night  from  her,  so 
as  to  prevent  these  gentry  from  firing  on  us. 

We  shall  be  ready  for  the  large  mortars  and  shells  whenever  you 
are  ready  to  land  them.    Col  Villete  begs  his  compliments. 

BeUeve  me  etc  etc. 

Horatio  Nelson. 
Commodore  Linzee. 

Camp,  April  7th  1794. 
Dear  Sir:  — 

If  it  is  possible  Col.  Villette  would  be  glad  that  you  would  have 
the  goodness  to  order  500  Barrels  of  Powder  to  be  landed  to-morrow 
as  early  as  possible. 

Col.  Villette  begs  his  compliments  &  hopes  you  will  not  think  him 
too  importunate  in  reminding  you  of  the  Kettles. 

Believe  me  etc  etc. 

Horatio  Nelson. 
Conmiodore  Linzee. 

P.S.  April  8th.  Col.  Villette  begs  that  all  the  Ball  Cartridges 
which  are  made  may  be  landed  this  day. 

If  there  is  too  much  surf  at  the  Tower  please  to  order  it  be  landed 
where  the  troops  were  disembarked. 


504 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY 


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THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  505 

By  the  Commissioners  for  executing 
the  Office  of  Lord  High  Admiral  of 
Great  Britain  &c  &c 

Whereas  we  have  signed  a  Commission  appointing  you  a  Rear 
Admiral  of  the  White  Squadron  in  His  Majesty's  Fleet  and  think  fit 
that  you  should  hoist  your  Flag  on  board  His  Majesty's  Ship  Alcide. 

You  are  hereby  required  and  directed  to  hoist  your  Flag  on  board 
the  said  ship  accordingly  and  putting  yourself  under  the  Command 
of  the  Right  Hble  Lord  Hood  Admiral  of  the  Blue  and  Commander 
in  Chief  of  His  Majesty's  Ships  and  Vessels  in  the  Mediterranean, 
follow  his  Lordship's  order  for  your  further  proceedings. 

Given  under  our  hands  the  21  April  1794 

To  Robert  Linzee  Esqre  J  Smyth 

Rear  Admiral  of  the  White  Chas  Small  Poyley. 

Mediterranean  P  Affleck 

received  off  Toulon  24  May  1794. 

By  Commission  of  their  Lordships 
P  Stephens 


Memo 

The  Commander  in  Chief  intends  to  attack  the  enemy's  ships  as 
they  are  now  anchored  under  the  following  arrangements 

The  Terrible  and  Berwick  to  attack  the  battery  on  the  point 
Garoupe  to  the  Eastward  to  which  they  are  to  anchor  as  near  as 
possible. 

The  Britannia  and  St.  George  will  follow  as  close  as  convenient  & 
attack  the  Easternmost  Line  of  battle  Ship. 

The  Windsor  Castle  &  Alcide  are  at  the  same  time  to  attack  the 
second  line  of  battle  ships  from  the  Eastward. 

The  Victory  and  Princess  Royal  the  third  ship  from  the  Eastward. 

The  Bedford  and  Egmont  the  fourth  ship. 

And  the  Captain  and  Fortitude  the  fifth  ship. 

These  being  subdued  no  resistance  can  possibly  be  made  by  the 
remaining  two. 

The  respective  Captains  of  the  Fleet  are  to  be  very  attentive  to 
keep  their  ships  in  that  situation  as  will  best  answer  for  their  more 
speedy  executing  the  service  allotted  to  each. 

The  preparatory  signal  will  be  made  previous  to  the  signal  for 
attack  and  when  the  latter  is  shown  the  ships  are  to  move  as  rap- 
idly as  possible  with  due  attention  to  order,  and  for  the  support 
of  each  other,  the  ships  are  to  anchor  with  good  springs  upon  their 
cables. 

Care  is  to  be  taken  in  placing  the  ships  so  as  that  they  cannot 
annoy  their  friends,  the  Junior  Officers  to  lead,  The  Illustrious  and 


506 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 


Frigates  to  attack  the  French  Frigates  that  fill  the  intervales  between 
the  ships  of  the  line. 

Victory  at  Sea  11  June  1794 

Hood 

To  the  respective  Admirals  and  Captains 

Order  of  Battle 


Frigate         No. 

Ships 

Commanders 

Guns 

Men 

Division 

1 

Bedford            Capt  Man 

74 

600 

2 

St.  George           , 

,     Foley 

90 

767 

R  A  Parker 

3 

Fortitude             , 

,    Young 

74 

600 

Romulus  4 

Britannia             , 

,     Holloway 

100 

872 

0  Hotham 

Juno        5 

Terrible                , 

,    Campbell 

74 

600 

Meleager  6 

Windsor  Castle    , 

,     S  T.  Bryard 

90 

772 

0  A  Lesley 

Dido        7 

Illustrious            , 

,     Frederick 

74 

600 

8 

Alcide                  , 

,     Shivers 

74 

617 

R  A  Linzee 

9 

Captain                , 

,    Reeves 

74 

600 

Britannia  12  June  1794 
W  Hotham 


R  Adl  Linzee 


Weather 
Division. 


Or  Lee 
Division. 


Order  of  Sailing 

Britannia 

Starboard         Bedford  Windsor  Castle     Larboard 

St.  George  Illustrious 

Fortitude  Alcide 

Terrible  Captain 

N.B.     The  Frigates  are  to  keep  to  windward  when  sailing  upon  a 

wind  and  without  the  Line  of  battle  Ships  or  otherways  as  directed 

by  Signal. 

Britannia,  12th  June  1794 

W.  Hotham 

R.  Ad'.  Linzee 

Rendezvous 

In  case  of  separation,  the  ships  are  to  repair  to  either  of  the  under 
mentioned  stations  as  may  be  last  established  by  signal : 
N°.  1,  Off  the  Bay  Goorjir  [?] 
N".  2,  Off  Calvi. 

Britannia  13  June  1794 

W.  Hotham. 
R.  Ad'.  Linzee. 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  507 

Britannia  Myrtello  Bay 
4  Novr  1794 
Sir 

I  am  to  desire  you  will  please  to  cause  the  ships  of  the  division 
under  your  Command  to  be  completed  with  all  possible  dispatch,  in 
their  stores  and  provisions,  to  as  much  above  the  proportion  for  four 
months  as  they  can  conveniently  store:  and  that  you  will  also  be 
pleased  to  collect  returns  from  them  of  the  quantity  and  quaUty  of 
the  Ordnance  stores  which  they  are  respectively  in  want  of  to  com- 
plete to  their  first  charge,  transmitting  to  me  an  abstract  thereof 
by  the  earliest  opportunity. 

I  have  the  Honor  to  be 
Sir 

Your  most  obedient  St 
W  Hotham 
PS 

In  order  to  save  powder 
I  purpose  to  dispense  with 
the  firing  in  solemnization 
of  tomorrow 

R  A  Linzee 


Britannia  Myrtello  Bay 
4  Novr  1794 
Memo 

It  is  my  direction  you  cause  the  respective  Captains  of  the  Division 
under  your  Command,  to  use  the  very  utmost  dispatch  in  getting 
ships  into  a  state  again  for  service,  and  constantly  to  keep  them  so, 
in  case  of  any  sudden  emergency;  and  to  be  particularly  carefull 
that  their  Pursers  do  provide  themselves  with  a  sufficient  stock  of 
Fuel  and  necessaries  equal  to  the  time  for  which  they  are  Victualled 

W  Hotham 
To 

Rear  Admiral  Linzee 

4  Novr  94 
Memo 

It  is  my  direction  you  cause  all  the  Caulkers  from  the  several  ships 
of  the  Division  under  your  Command  to  be  immediately  sent  on 
board  the  St.  George  to  assist  in  Caulking  that  ship,  where  they  are 
to  be  victualled  during  their  continuance 

W  Hotham 
To  Rear  Admiral  Linzee 


508  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

By  the  Right  Honourable  Lord  Hood. 
&  etc., 

You  are  hereby  required  and  directed  to  be  particularly  Vigilant 
in  carrying  into  execution  the  Admiralty  Order,  a  copy  of  which  is 
hereunto  annexed. 

Given  &  etc.,  5th  April  1794. 

Hood. 
Commr.  Linzee. 


Article  21st  of  the  Treaty  of  Amity  Commerce, 
and  Navigation,  between  His  Britannick  Majesty 
and  the  United  States  of  America,  Signed  at 
London  the  19th  of  November  1794. 

"  It  is  likewise  agreed,  that  the  Subjects  and  Citizens  of  the  two 
Nations  Shall  not  do  any  Acts  of  Hostility  or  Violence  against  each 
other,  nor  Accept  Commissions  or  Instructions  so  to  act  from  any 
foreign  Prince  or  state.  Enemies  to  the  other  Party;  nor  shall  the 
Enemies  of  One  of  the  Parties  be  permitted  to  invite,  or  endeavour 
to  enlist  in  the  Mihtary  Service,  any  of  the  Subjects  or  Citizens  of 
the  Other  Party;  And  the  Laws  against  all  such  Offenders  and  Ag- 
gressors shall  be  punctually  executed,  and  if  any  Subject  or  Citizen 
of  the  Said  Parties  respectively  Shall  accept  any  Foreign  Commission, 
or  Letters  of  Marque,  for  arming  any  Vessels  to  act  as  a  Privateer 
against  the  Other  Party,  And  be  taken  by  the  Other  Party,  it  is 
hereby  declared  lawful  for  the  said  Party  to  treat  and  punish  the  said 
Subject  or  Citizen,  having  such  Commission,  or  Letters  of  Marque, 
as  a  Pirate." 


By  William  Hotham  Esq 
Vice  Admiral  of  the  Red 

% % % 

The  Grand  Duke  of  Tuscany  having  entered  into  a  Treaty  of 
Neutrality  with  the  Convention  of  France  and  it  becoming  conse- 
quently necessary  that  due  observance  be  paid  to  such  neutrahty  by 
the  Powers  in  Amity  with  the  State  of  Tuscany. 

You  are  hereby  required  and  directed  to  pay  the  strictest  atten- 
tion to  the  several  Articles  of  the  said  Treaty  herewith  transmitted 
to  you. 

And  Whereas  in  order  the  better  to  remove  difficulties  which  might 
otherwise  arise,  I  have  given  my  word  of  Honor,  as  is  stipulated  in 
the  5th  Article  that  what   is  contained    therein    shall  be  strictly 


Josephine  Warren  Linzee 
18.59-1915 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  509 

adhered  to.     You  are  therefore  to  pay  particular  attention  to  the 
said  Article,  that  it  be  not  in  any  way  violated  or  infringed  upon. 

Given  this  5th  March  1795 

To  Robert  Linzee  Esq  W  Hotham 

Rear  Admiral  of  the  Red 
By  commd  of  the  Vice  Admiral 
Hugh  Mc  Ilraith 

Admiralty  Office   19th  March  1795. 
Sir, 

I  am  commanded  by  my  Lords  Commissioners  of  the  Admiralty 
to  signify  their  direction  to  you  that  you  are  to  intimate  to  the  several 
Flag  Officers,  Captians  and  Commanders  of  His  Majesty's  ships  who 
may  come  within  the  limits  of  your  command,  their  Lordships  desire 
that  such  Flag  Officers  when  they  may  have  occasion  to  write  to  this 
Office  to  cause  their  names  to  be  inserted  on  the  cover  of  the  letter, 
and  that  the  Captians  and  Commanders  of  His  Majesty's  ships  do 
insert  on  any  letters  to  be  written  by  them  to  this  Office,  the  name 
of  the  ships  to  which  they  respectively  belong  in  the  same  manner. 
This  addition  to  the  direction  tho'  not  generally  made  has  been  found 
of  great  convenience  to  the  dispatch  of  the  business  which  has  daily 
been  brought  before  their  Lordships,  and  will  consequently  be 
attended  with  farther  advantage  when  carried  into  general  practice. 

I  am.  Sir, 

Your  most  Obedient 
Humble  servant, 

Evan  Nepean. 
Copy 

H.  Hotham. 


Extract  from  the  Register  of  the  Session  of  the  Chamber  of 
Parliament  of  the  Kingdom  of  Corsica 

Article  of  the  Session  of  the  twenty  fourth 
of  March  1795. 

The  House  having  taken  into  consideration  the  message  of  the 
Vice  Roy  are  sensible  of  the  valour  and  experience  exhibited  in  this 
Battle  by  Vice  Admiral  Hotham  and  by  the  Officers  and  men  under 
his  command,  and  that  under  Divine  Providence  the  Kings  Fleet 
has  obtained  the  Victory. 

That  this  Victory  while  it  adds  fresh  Glory  to  His  Majesty's  arms 
particularly  has  preserved  this  Island  from  the  Invasion  of  the  enemy. 

That  all  His  Majesty's  faithfull  subjects  in  this  Kingdom  acknowl- 


510  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

edge  on  this  successful  occasion  the  powerful  munificence  of  the  King 
and  that  they  are  in  a  similar  degree  sensible  of  the  signal  merits  of 
the  Vice  Admiral  to  whose  command  the  Naval  force  in  the  Mediter- 
ranean has  been  entrusted. 

That  the  House  and  the  whole  Corsican  Nation  feel  themselves 
under  an  obligation  to  manifest  to  the  Vice  Admiral  and  to  the  Fleet 
under  his  command  the  most  solemn  act  of  their  gratefull  acknowl- 
edgment. 

Resolved 

That  the  thanks  of  the  House  be  given  to  Vice  Admiral  Hotham 
Conmiander  of  His  Majesty's  Fleet  in  the  Mediterranean  as  like  wise 
to  all  the  Officers  and  men  under  his  command  for  the  Victory  gained 
over  the  French  on  the  14th  day  of  the  present  month. 

That  the  President  be  charged  with  the  Delivery  of  the  present 
Determination  to  Vice  Admiral  Hotham 

Giafferi  President  of  the 

Chamber  of  Parliament 
Muselli  Secretary 


Bastia  28th  March  1795 
May  it  please  your  Excellency 

The  House  of  Parliament  of  Corsica  has  required  me  to  commu- 
nicate to  your  Excellency  the  vote  of  thanks  passed  upon  the  Victory 
obtained  by  the  Fleet  under  your  command. 

I  feel  the  highest  honor  in  performing  the  duty  which  enjoins  me 
to  impart  to  your  Excellency  the  sentiments  of  the  House,  and  their 
veneration  for  the  exalted  merit  and  glory  displayed  on  this  important 
occasion  as  well  by  your  Excellency,  as  by  all  who  had  the  good  fortune 
to  be  under  your  command,  and  to  make  you  the  offer  of  their  thanks 
for  the  great  advantage  experienced  by  all  His  Majesty's  faithfull 
subjects  in  this  Kingdom. 

I  have  the  Honor  to  be  with  the  most  profound  esteem  and  respect. 

Your  Excellency's  most  humble  and  most  devoted 
servant 

Giafferi  Pt 
Muselli  Secy 
Vice  Admiral  Hotham 

Bastia.     6th  April  1795. 
Sir, 

I  have  the  Honor  to  transmit  you  a  letter  from  the  President  of 
the  Parliament  of  Corsica,  enclosing  the  Vote  of  Thanks  of  the 
Chamber  of   Parliament  to  you,  Sir,  and  to  the  Officers  and  men 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  511 

under  your  command,  for  the  signal  and  important  Victory  obtained 
over  the  French  Fleet  the  14th  day  of  March. 

I  am  happy  in  this  opportunity  of  expressing  to  you,  and  entreat- 
ing you  to  convey  to  the  Fleet,  my  own  exalted  sense  of  the  Lustre 
added  to  His  Majesty's  Arms,  and  of  the  Honor  acquired  to  our 
country  by  the  gallantry  and  good  conduct  displayed  on  the  13th 
and  14th  Instant. 

I  am  not  less  sensible  of  the  Deep  and  solid  obligation,  which  this 
country  and  all  who  have  a  regard  for  its  security  and  happiness  owe 
to  the  important  events  of  those  days,  and  to  those  brave  and  able 
men  who  had  a  share  in  them ;  And  I  am  sure  that  I  can  in  no  occasion 
more  truly  represent  His  Majesty  than  by  expressing  not  only  that 
general  Veneration  and  affection  which  I  always  feel  towards  the 
British  Navy  but  the  particular  applause  which  is  exerted  by  your 
late  and  honorable  contest. 

I  have  the  Honor  to  be. 

With  the  highest  Respect, 
and  consideration. 

Sir,  Your  most  obedient 
faithful  Humble 
Servant 

Gilbert  EUiot. 
Copy. 

Britannia  9th  April  1795. 
Sir, 

Herewith  I  have  the  Honor  to  transmit  to  you  the  copy  of  a  letter 
I  have  received  from  the  President  of  the  Parliament  of  Corsica, 
enclosing  the  vote  of  thanks  of  the  Chamber  of  Parliament  to  me, 
and  to  the  Officers  and  men  of  the  Fleet;  which  with  the  enclosed  Copy 
of  a  letter  to  me  from  the  Vice  Roy,  that  accompanied  the  above, 
you  will  be  pleased  to  conmiunicate  to  the  respective  ships  of  the 
squadron  under  your  command. 

I  have  the  Honor  to  be,  etc., 

H.  Hotham. 
Rear  Admiral  Linzee. 


Extract  from  the  Minutes  of  the  House  of  Commons 

THE  10th  April  1795 

Resolved  Nem  Con 

That  the  thanks  of  this  house  be  given  to  Vice  Admiral  Hotham, 
Goodall  and  Sir  Hyde  Parker  and  to  Rear  Admiral  Linzee  for  their 
late  meritorious  exertions  in  the  Command  of  His  Majesty's  Fleet  in 
the  Mediterranean. 


512  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Resolved  Nem  Con 

That  this  House  doth  acknowledge  and  approve  the  meritorious 
conduct  of  the  several  officers  seamen  and  marines  under  the  com- 
mand of  Vice  Admiral  Hotham  in  the  late  action  with  the  French 
Fleet. 

W  Hotham 

Rear  Admiral  Linzee 

Extract  from  the  Minutes  of  the  House  of  Lords  on 
Tuesday  14  April  1795 

Ordered 
That  the  thanks  of  this  House  be  given  to  the  Vice  Admirals 
Hotham,  Goodall,  Sir  Hyde  Parker,  and  Rear  Admiral  Linzee  for 
their  late  meritorious  exertions  in  the  command  of  His  Majesty's 
Fleet  stationed  in  the  Mediterranean. 

Ordered 

That  this  House  doth  acknowledge  and  approve  the  meritorious 
conduct  of  the  several  officers  seamen  and  marines  under  the  Com- 
mad  of  Vice  Admiral  Hotham  in  the  late  action  with  the  French 
Fleet. 

Ordered 

That  the  Lord  Chancellor  do  signify  the  same  to  Vice  Admiral 
Hotham. 

W  Hotham 

Rear  Admiral  Linzee 

Blenheim  at  Sea.     26th  April  1795. 
Sir, 

Mr.  William  Swinton  Purser  of  His  Majesty's  ship  the  Blenheim 
under  my  command  being  invalided  at  Gibraltar  to  go  to  England; 
and  Admiral  Hotham  having  appointed  Mr.  Nicholas  Phillipps 
Rotheny  late  Purser  of  His  Majesty's  ship  the  Illustrious  to  act  in 
the  vacancy  until  further  order  I  have  to  beg  you  will  be  pleased  to 
grant  an  order  for  a  survey  to  be  taken  on  the  Remains  of  Provisions, 
Hop-Cloaths,  Pursers  Stores  and  necessaries,  in  order  that  the  same 
may  be  delivered  into  the  Charge  of  the  succeeding  Purser  accord- 
ingly. 

I  am,  Sir, 

Your  most  Obedient 
Humble  servant, 

Mr.  Bazely, 
Rear  Admiral  Linzee. 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  513 

Britannia,   Leghorn  Road, 
3rd  May  1795. 
Sir, 

Herewith  I  transmit  for  your  information  the  copy  of  a  letter 
which  I  yesterday  received  from  the  Secretary  of  the  Admiralty. 

I  have  the  Honor  to  be,  etc., 

H.  Hotham. 
Rear  Admiral  Linzee. 


Britannia  7th  May  1795 
Memo 

The  Lords  Commissioners  of  the  Admiralty  have  signified  to  me 
the  satisfaction  they  feel  at  the  spirited  and  zealous  exertions  of  the 
ofl&cers  and  men  belonging  to  the  Squadron  on  the  occasion  of  our 
late  action  with  the  French  Fleet. 

The  respective  Captains  are  desired  to  make  the  same  known  to 
their  officers  and  ships  Companies. 

W  Hotham 
Rear  Admiral  Linzee 


Secret  and  Confidential. 

Britannia  off  Minorca. 
4th  June  1795. 
Sir, 

The  Board  of  Admiralty  having  thought  proper  to  direct  that 
Captian  Shield  who  is  coming  out  in  the  Audacious,  shall  resume 
the  command  of  the  Windsor  Castle,  I  think  it  proper  to  apprize 
you  of  the  circmnstance  that  you  may  confer  with  Captian  Gore 
and  adopt  such  measures,  as,  without  creating  alarm,  may  be  deemed 
requisite  to  carry  their  Lordships  orders  into  Effect,  as  quietly  as 
possible,  and  without  opposition  to  the  resolution  they  have  judged 
it  proper  to  adopt:  —  I  also  trust  that  the  present  disposition  of  the 
ships  Company  is  such  as  will  secure  tranquilty  upon  the  occasion. 

I  have  the  Honor  to  be 
Sir, 

Your  most  obedient 
Humble  Servant, 

H.  Hotham. 
Rear  Admiral  Linzee. 


514  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

By  Sir  John  Jervis  K.  B. 
and  etc.,  etc.,  etc., 

The  Honorable  Vice  Admiral  Waldegrave  having 
transmitted  to  me  a  letter  he  had  received  from  the 
Honorable  Charles  Elphinstone  Captian  of  His  Maj- 
esty's Ship  the  Tartar,  representing  that  the  Boat- 
swains Mate  named  in  the  Margin  belonging  to  that 
ship,  had  been  guilty  of  Mutiny  and  Contempt  and 
John  Clark.)  requesting  the  Vice  Admiral  to  apply  for  a  Court 
martial  to  try  him  for  those  Crimes.  — 

I  herewith  enclose  Captian  Elphinstone's  letter  of 
complaint,  and  do  hereby  require  and  direct  you  forth- 
with to  assemble  a  Court  Martial,  and  to  try  the  said 
John  Clark  for  the  offences  with  which  he  stands 
charged  accordingly. 

Given  on  Board  the  Victory, 

in  the  Gulf  of  Genoa  the  22nd  of  April  1796. 

J.   Jervis. 
To 

Robert  Linzee  Esqr., 
Vice  Admiral  of  the  White  and 
second  in  Conamand   of  His 
Majesty's  Ships  and  Vessels  in 
the  Mediterranean. 

By  Command  of  the  Admiral 
George  Purvis. 

NIO.     the  above  received  9th  June  1796    Tartan. 

By  Sir  John  Jervis  K.  B. 

In  the  absence  of  Vice  Admiral  Sir  Hyde  Parker. 

You  are  hereby  authorised  and  required  to  take 
upon  you  the  charge  and  conduct  of  the  Starboard  or  Van  Squadron 
of  His  Majesty's  Fleet  under  my  Command. 

Given  on  board  the  Victory  in  the  Gulph  of 
Genoa  the  22  April  1796. 

J  Jervis 
To  Robert  Linzee  Esq. 
Vice   Admiral   of   the   White 
hereby  appointed  to  command 
the  Van  Squadron  until  further 
order. 

By  Command  of  the  Admiral 
Geo  Purvis 


THE  LINZEE   FAMILY.  515 

By  Sir  John  Jervis  K,  B. 
and  etc.,  etc.,  etc., 

You  are  hereby  required  and  directed  to  proceed  forth- 
with to  Leghorn,  to  collect  the  Italian  Trade  which  maj'^ 
be  ready  to  accompany  you  to  the  place  of  Rendervous 
in  San  Fiorenso,  or  Mortells  Bay,  where  you  are  to  re- 
main until  the  arrival  of  the  transports  laden  with  Corn, 
and  the  Trade  from  Naples  and  Palermo  in  Sicily;  and 
taking  under  your  command  His  Majesty's  Ships  named 
in  the  Margin  whose  Captians  have  my  Instructions  to 
Egmont.  obey  your  orders,  you  are  to  proceed  with  the  whole  under 
Tartan.  your  Convoy  down  the  Mediterranean;  on  your  arrival  at 
Nemesis.  Gibraltar  you  are  to  take  the  Chichester  under  your  Com- 
mand, and  the  Trade  from  Cadiz,  and  all  other  Trade 
which  may  be  ready,  whose  Masters  are  willing  to  accom- 
pany You;  to  put  to  Sea  with  the  first  Fair  Wind,  and 
repair  to  Spithead,  (having  dispatched  such  Ships  of  War 
as  you  may  think  fit  with  parts  of  your  Convoy  to  places 
of  their  Destination)  and  acquainting  the  Secretary  of  the 
Admiralty  with  Your  arrival,  You  are  to  remain  there  'til 
further  Order. 

Given  on  Board  the  Victory 
off  Toulon  12th  May  1796. 

J.  Jervis 
To 

Robert  Linzee  Esqr., 
Vice  Admiral  of  the 
White,  and  etc.,  etc., 

By  Command  of  the  Admiral 
George  Purvis. 

By  Sir  John  Jervis  K.  B. 
and  etc.,  etc.,  etc., 

Whereas  I  judge  it  necessary  that  the  conduct  of  Cap- 
tian  Pater  Commander  of  His  Majesty's  late  Ship  the 
Caira  her  Officers  and  Company  should  be  enquired  into 
for  the  cause  of  the  said  Ship,  which  was  destroyed  by 
fire  on  the  11th  April. 

I  herewith  enclose  You  Captian  Pater's  and  Leiutenant 
Matthew's  Letters  on  the  subject,  the  latter  of  whom 
was  Commanding  Officer  at  the  time  the  said  Ship  took 
fire;  and  do  hereby  require  and  direct  you  as  soon  as 
conveniently  may  be  after  Your  arrival  in  San  Fiorenze 
Bay  to  assemble  a  Court  Martial  and  to  try  the  Captian, 


516  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY, 

Officers  imd  Company  of  His  Majesty's  late  Ship  the 
Caira  accord iiigly  observing  that  no  Leiutenant  acting  as 
Commander  of  any  Ship  or  Sloop  is  to  assist  at  or  com- 
pose a  part  of  such  Court  Martial. 

Given  on  board  the  Victory 
oflf  Toulon  12th  May  1796 

J.  Jervis. 
To, 

Robert  Linzee,  Esq., 
Vice  Admiral  of  the  White  and 
Second  Officer  in  Command  in 
the  absence  of  Sir  Hyde  Parker 
Knt.    etc.,  etc., 

By  Command  of  the  Admiral 
Geo:  Purvis. 

Victory  off  Toulon  22  May 

1796 
Sir 

In  compliance  with  the  arrangements  made  by  the  Lords  Com- 
missioners of  the  Admiralty  I  have  added  the  Princess  Royal  to  the 
convoy  under  your  direction,  and  have  substituted  the  Agamemnon 
for  the  Egmont.  Captain  Purvis  had  my  direction  to  join  you  im- 
mediately in  St  Fiorenza  Bay,  to  receive  your  Flag  and  if  the  trade 
from  Sicily  and  Naples  should  be  arrived,  under  convoy  of  the  Lively 
you  will  proceed  immediately  with  the  convoy  to  Gibraltar  without 
waiting  the  exchange  of  Captains  Nelson  and  Sutton,  should  that 
not  be  settled,  in  which  case  the  Agamemnon  will  join  you  there. 

Conmiodore  Nelson  will  hoist  his  Broad  Pendant  in  the  Egmont 
and  proceed  in  the  execution  of  his  former  orders. 

If  Rear  Admiral  Man  is  at  Gibraltar  and  an  exchange  can  be  made 
between  Captain  Pierrepont  of  the  Blonde  and  Captain  Brisbane  of 
the  Nemisis  I  shall  be  very  glad  —  Enclosed  is  a  Commission  for 
your  Flag  Lieutenant 

I  have  the  honor  to  be 
Sir  &c  &c  &c 

J  Jervis 
Vice  Admiral  Linzee 

Princess  Royal  4th  June  1796 
Sir 

I  should  have  complied  with  the  directions  in  your  letter  of  the 
1st  instant  by  sending  the  Nelly  store  Ship  to  Ajaccio  under  convoy 
of  the  Dromedary,  but  think  it  necessary  to  trouble  you  with  an 
account  of  the  behaviour  of  WilHam  Pixley  her  Master. 


John  William  Linzee 
1867- 


\   , 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  517 

Application  having  been  made  to  the  Naval  store  keeper  for  slops 
and  beds  for  the  seamen  and  Invahds  burnt  out  in  the  Caira,  who 
were  almost  naked  and  laying  on  the  decks  ever  since  the  loss  of  that 
ship,  he  gave  directions  to  the  Master  of  the  Nelly  to  supply  them, 
who  did  so  without  any  seeming  reluctance,  the  day  after  their  de- 
hvery  I  received  an  appHcation  from  the  store  keeper  to  send  the 
Nelly  to  Ajaccio  under  convoy  of  the  Boston,  to  which  I  acqueised, 
but  the  Master  would  not  proceed  alledging  that  he  had  complicated 
his  Charter  Party  by  bringing  the  stores  to  Corsica,  and  that  an 
additional  allowance  should  be  paid  by  Govermnent  for  carrying  the 
stores  from  hence  to  Ajaccio,  otherwise  he  would  not  stir.  I  sent 
for  him  and  acquainted  him  that  the  port  of  Ajaccio  was  the  only 
place  where  his  cargo  could  be  received  &  that  if  an  additional  allow- 
ance of  freight  was  proper  Government  would  of  course  pay  it,  but 
he  still  refused  to  go  and  persisted  so  to  do,  notwithstanding  I  gave 
him  a  written  order  to  proceed  thither. 

The  Store  keeper  seeing  that  the  Master  of  the  Nelly  would  not 
go  from  hence  to  Ajaccio,  applied  to  me  for  the  stores  to  be  taken 
out  of  her,  and  put  into  one  of  the  transports  to  prevent  the  expense 
of  demurrage  on  the  former,  and  Lieutenant  Mansfield  the  Agent 
having  reported  that  the  Brig  Fame  could  take  them,  I  gave  imme- 
diate directions  for  the  cargo  of  the  Nelly  to  be  discharged  into  her; 
the  whole  will  be  unladen  in  a  few  days  and  she  will  proceed  to  Ajaccio 
with  the  first  convoy. 

Inclosed  I  transmit  the  application  I  received  from  the  store  keeper, 
and  also  an  attested  copy  of  the  order  I  gave  to  the  Master  of  the 
Nelly  to  proceed  with  his  cargo  to  Ajaccio  and  have  the  honor  to  be 

Sir  &c  &c  &c 

R  Linzee 
Admiral  Sir  John  Jervis  K  B 
&c  &c  &c 

Princess  Royal  3rd  June  1796 
Sir 

If  the  Army  have  any  Invahds  whom  you  are  desirous  of  sending 
to  England,  be  pleased  to  send  to  me  as  soon  as  you  conveniently 
can  their  number  that  I  may  give  the  necessary  directions  for  their 
accommadation  in  a  transport,  and  it  will  be  proper  that  they  should 
be  sent  to  St  Fiorenza  as  soon  as  possible,  as  the  convoy  may  sail 
at  a  very  short  warning.  As  King's  Ship  will  sail  in  a  day  or  two  for 
Ajaccio  and  her  Captain  will  have  orders  to  receive  such  Officers 
and  men  of  the  50th  Regiment  as  the  General  may  be  desiroues  of 
sending  thither. 

I  am  Sir 

&c  &c   &c 

R  Linzee 
General  De  Burgh 


518  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Princess  Royal  5  June 
1796 
Sir 

Commodore  Nelson  having  acquainted  me  that  he  is  to  send  the 
Speedy  Sloop  to  you,  I  herewith  transmit  two  Enclosures  just  re- 
ceived, and  have  the  honor  to  be 

Sir   &c      &c      &c 


R  Linzee 


Admiral  Sir  John  Jervis  K  B 


By  Sir  John  Jervis  K.B. 
and  etc.,  etc.,  etc.. 

Notwithstanding  former  Orders,  You  are  hereby  authorized  and 
required  forthwith  to  put  to  Sea  with  the  Ships  of  War  and  Convoy 
under  Your  direction,  that  are  already  assembled  in  the  Gulf  of  San 
Fiorenso,  and  proceed  with  them  to  Gibraltar  Bay,  where  you  are 
to  await  the  arrival  of  the  Corn  Ships  from  Sicily  and  Naples  (under 
Convoy  of  His  Majesty's  Ship  the  Southampton)  when  you  are  to 
put  in  execution  the  Orders  you  have  already  received  from  me, 

Given  on  Board  the  Victory 

off  Toulon  the  17th  June  1796. 

J.  Jervis. 
To,  Robert  Linzee  Esqr., 
Vice  Admiral  of  the 
White,  etc.,  etc., 

By  Conunand  of  the  Admiral 
George  Purvis. 

Tartar  8th  August  1796 
Sir 

I  beg  leave  to  represent  to  you,  that  upon  the  6th  instant,  after 
you  had  made  the  signal  for  the  Tartar  to  keep  the  convoy  in  their 
station  I  was  under  the  necessity  of  firing  ten  shot  at  the  Coalition 
Brig  to  compel  the  Master  of  her  to  bear  up,  and  when  I  hailed  him 
he  was  extremely  impertinent. 

I  have  the  honor  to  be  Sir  &c   &c   &c 

C  Elphinstone 
V.  A.  Linzee 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  519 

Portsmouth  Friday  Evening 

the  2nd  September  1796. 
Sir, 

Having  in  pursuance  of  directions  from  the  Lords  Commissioners 
of  the  Admiralty  this  day  struck  my  flag  and  come  on  Shore,  I  am 
to  request  you  will  move  their  Lordships  to  send  an  Order  to  the  Navy 
Board,  for  the  payment  of  my  Flag  Pay  as  Vice  Admiral  from  the 
13th  of  April  to  the  2nd  of  September  1796  inclusive. 

I  am. 

Sir, 

Yours  etc.,  etc.,  etc., 
Evan  Nepean,  Esq.,  Robert  Linzee. 


Letter  from  the  Admiralty  to  Miss  Linzee. 

Admiralty,  Feb.  27th,  1844. 
Madam :  — 

Having  laid  before  my  Lords  Commissioners  of  the  Admiralty 
your  letter  of  the  18th  Instant,  I  am  commanded  by  their  Lordships 
to  acquaint  you  that  Admiral  Robert  Linzee  was  an  Admiral  of  the 
Blue  at  the  time  of  his  decease  on  the  1st  October  1804. 

I  am 

Madam 

Your  most  obedient  Servant. 

John  Brown. 

Miss  Linzee.     [A  daughter  of  the  Rev.  Edward  Linzee  (119)] 


The  preceding  naval  letters  and  papers  of  Admiral  Robert  Linzee 
(117)  are  now  in  the  possession  of  Edward  Gordon  Linzee  (137). 


Robert  Linzee,  Admiral  of  the  Blue  Squadron  in  his  Majesty's 
Navy.  Robert  Linzee  of  Wickham,  county  Hants,  mentions  in  his 
will,  his  wife  Mary  Linzee,  a  settlement  made  on  his  wife  before 
marriage  of  £339.  6.  0.,  arising  from  the  dividends  of  certain  stocks, 
funds  etc.,  made  about  31  Jan.  1792;  son  Rev.  Edward  Linzee; 
friends  Joseph  Warner  late  of  Rood  Lane,  Middx.,  now  of  South  End 
near  Eltham,  Kent;  trustees,  the  Right  Honourable  Lord  Hood  and 
Jacob  Warner.  Son  Edward  Linzee  sole  executor.  Leaves  life 
annuity  to  wife,  at  her  death  to  son.  Signed  21  May  1803.  Wit- 
nesses: W.  Richardson,  Jn°  Wilson,  Charles  Dunn.  Proved  15  Oct. 
1804,  by  Rev.  Edward  Linzee,  son.  (Somerset  House  Probate  Reg., 
Heseltine  707). 


520  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Post  Office 
Wickham 
Hants 

S'^  Oct.  1914 
John  W.  Linzee  Esq. 

96  Charles  Street 
Boston,  Mass. 
Dear  Sir, 

I  beg  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  letter  of  Sept.  l?***  to 
the  Postmaster,  and  to  say  that  I  (the  Postmaster's  wife)  have  found 
in  the  churchyard  the  gravestone  for  which  you  enquire.  It  is  a 
large  flat  stone  surrounded  by  railings  between  four  and  five  feet  in 
height.     The  inscription  on  it,  in  very  plain  lettering,  is  as  follows:  — 

Robert  Linzee  Esq'. 

Admiral  in  the  Royal  Navy 

Died  the  4'^  of  October  1804 
Aged  64  years. 

This  is  the  only  name  on  the  stone,  but  there  is  space  for  at  least 
three  more. 

I  could  not  find  any  other  stone  bearing  the  name  of  Linzee  nor  of 
Atkins;  but  there  are  four  similar  gravestones  surrounded  by  railings 
in  a  line  with  the  one  mentioned,  but  the  inscriptions  on  them  are 
illegible. 

I  am  sorry  I  cannot  give  you  any  information  regarding  any  de- 
scendants. The  names  are  quite  unknown  to  my  husband  who  is 
a  native  of  Wickham  and  has  lived  here  for  nearly  60  years. 

Yours  truly 

Lucy  J.  Brock 


Child  of  Admiral  Robert  Linzee  (117)  and  1st  wife  Ann 

Redston. 

119.       I.  Edward,  b.  about  1774,  aged  about  22  in  1796  (R.  by  Ist  Viscount 
Hood). 

Family  records  of  Admiral  Robert  Linzee  (117)  were  contributed  by  his 
grandson  Robert  George  Linzee  (128)  except  as  noted. 

118.  JOHN  LINZEE,  son  of  John  Linzee  (109)  and  Rose  Guisage; 
b.  28  Mar.  1743  (Diary  of  John  Inman  Linzee);  b.  25  Mar.  1743,  at 
5  o'clock  in  the  morning,  in  England  (Bible  of  Hannah  Rowe  (Linzee) 
Amory) ;  bapt.  17  Apr.  1743,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Port- 
sea  (Par.  Reg.),  Hants,  England,  as  John  son  of  John  Linzee;  d. 
8  Oct.  1798,  Milton*,  Mass.,  U.  S.  A.,  as  Capt.  John  Linzee  aged  56  y.; 
bur.  10  Oct.  1798,  Boston,  Trinity  Churchf,  as  Capt.  John  Linzee; 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  521 

by  his  will  he  requested  to  be  buried  with  his  wife;  their  tomb  was 
in  the  old  Trinity  Church,  a  wooden  building  on  the  corner  of  Hawley 
and  Summer  Streets,  Boston,  long  since  destroyed;  funeral  near 
Milton  Bridges  (John  H.  Dexter's  Mem.). 

Boston,  ss.  A  Purpose  of  Marriage  between  John  Linzee  Esq', 
and  Miss  Susanna  Inman  both  of  Boston  Has  stood  entered  with 
me  for  the  Space  of  Fifteen  Days,  and  due  Publication  of  such  their 
intention  or  Purpose  has  been  made  by  asking  their  Banns  at  three 
several  publick  Meetings  within  the  said  Town,  as  the  Law  directs. 
Certified  under  my  Hand  the  1st.  Day  of  September-.  Anno  Domini, 
1772. 

Town-Clerk. 
[Signed]    William  Cooper 

On  the  outside  of  a  wrapper  is  the  following  in  the  handwriting  of 
Captain  John  Linzee:  "  Certificate  of  Capt.  &  M".  Linzee's  marriage 
at  Boston,  New  England  Sep'.  1, 1772  ".  On  the  inside  of  the  wrapper 
in  the  same  handwriting  are  the  words:  "  as  near  as  I  can  recollect 
the  following  is  His  Maj^.  answer  to  the  address  of  the  Commons. 

That  he  has  endeavour'd  all  in  his  power  to  form  an  efficient  ad- 
ministration; that  he  is  extremely  concerned  to  find  they  have  not 
the  Confidence  of  Parliament,  but  there  not  being  any  specific  charge 
against  them,  and  beheving  they  have  the  Confidence  of  his  People 
at  large,  he  is  determin'd  not  to  dismiss  them  ". 

Within  this  wrapper,  the  marriage  certificate  lies  folded. 

"  These  Certify  that  on  the  first  day  of  this  present  month  John 
Linzee  Esquire  Master  &  Commander  of  his  Majesty's  Sloop  of  War 
the  Beaver  was  duly  married  to  Miss  Susannah  Inman  Eldest  Daugh- 
ter of  Ralph  Inman  of  Cambridge  Esq'.  Agreeble  to  the  Laws  of 
this  Province  &  the  Rites  of  the  Church  of  England  ". 

"  Given  under  my  Hand,  at  Boston,  in  the  Province  of  the  Massa- 
chusett  Bay,  in  America,  this  second  day  of  September  in  the  year 
of  our  Lord  One  thousand  seven  hundred  &  seventy  two  ". 

"  N.  Walter  Rector  of  Trinity 

Chh  in  Boston  afors«».".  (») 

Capt.  John  Linzee  of  ye  Beaver  &  [Mrs.]  Susannah  Inman,  m.  1 
Sept.  1772,  Boston*,  Mass.,  also  Trinity  Churchf;  at  Cambridge, 
Mass.®.;  they  were  married  at  the  home  of  her  father,  by  the  Rev. 
Mr.  Walter  (John  Rowe's  Diary);  dau.  of  Ralph  and  Susannah 
(Speakman)  Inman  of  Cambridge®,  and  Boston*;  b.  22  Mar.  1754, 
Cambridge  (Diary  of  John  Inman  Linzee);    bapt.  27  Mar.  1754, 


(^)  The  marriage  certificate  is  now  in  the  possession  of  John  Torrey  Linzee 
(145). 


522  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Boston,  Trinity  Churchf,  as  Susannah,  dau.  of  Ralph  and  Susannah 
Inman;  d.  4  Oct.  1792,  Boston,  as  Susannah  Linzee,  aged  39  y.®; 
on  Thursday  Evening,  4th.  Oct.  1792,  Mrs.  Linzee,  daughter  of  Mr. 
Inman,  departed  this  Ufe  about  10  o'clock,  aged  39  y.,  she  has  left 
9  children  (Diary  of  Herman  Brimmer);  bur.  8  Oct.  1792,  Boston, 
Trinity  Churchf,  as  Mrs.  Susanna  Linzee,  aged  39  y. 

(Dictionary  of  English  National  Biography,  under  Admiral,  Vis- 
count, Samuel  Hood,  Vol.  IX)  Rear  Admiral  Robert  Linzee,  who 
had  a  command  under  him  [Samuel  Hood]  in  the  Mediterranean, 
was  his  wife's  brother.  John  Linzee,  apparently  another  brother, 
served  with  him  in  the  Vestal,  and  afterwards  as  a  lieutenant  in  the 
Romney,  with  Edward  Linzee  as  his  servant;  he  became  a  captain 
in  1777. 

The  above  statement  is  correct  in  regard  to  Admiral  Robert  Linzee, 
but  in  error  in  respect  to  John  Linzee.  As  has  been  shown,  John 
Linzee  (109),  the  father  of  John  Linzee  (118)  of  the  Vestal  aforesaid, 
was  first  cousin  to  Admiral  Robert  Linzee  aforesaid,  and  son  of  another 
John  Linzee  (105)  the  elder  brother  of  Edward  Linzee  (107),  mayor 
of  Portsmouth,  England,  the  said  Edward  being  the  father  of  Su- 
sannah Linzee  wife  of  Viscount,  Admiral,  Samuel  Hood. 

The  picture  of  Captain  John  Linzee  shows  the  eyes  as  light  brown; 
dark  blue  coat;  gold  braid;  white  waistcoat;  white  grey  hair;  sallow 
complexion;  red  telescope  with  brass  eyepiece;  dark  blue,  and  red 
sunset;  rocks  brown.    Artist,  —  Sir  George  Chalmers. 

The  picture  of  his  wife  Susannah  (Inman)  Linzee  shows  the  eyes 
as  blue;  hght  brown  hair,  good  complexion,  but  not  pink;  dress  in 
dark  ecru,  deep  grey,  and  warm  shadows,  with  trimmings  in  grey; 
background  of  a  cool  tone. 

Record  Office,  London. 

Contributed  by  Mr.  Lewis  Linzee. 

His  Maj.  Ship  Vestal. 

John  Linzee:  Entry  2  July,  app.  2  July  1758.  P.  H.,  Three 
Thrushers  at  Harwich,  —  as  Capt.  Serv*  to  Samuel  Hood  to  13 
July  1759. 

Discharged,  14  July  1759,  John  Linzee,  a.b.,  to  Mar.  1760. 

John  Linzee,  Mid.,  1  Mar.  1760  to  1  Jan.  1761.  Discharged  20 
May  1762.     Goes  to  his  Maj.  Ship  Isis,  preferment. 

John  Linzee,  born  in  Dorsetshire  (0,  came  on  ship  at  Portsmouth. 


Q)  John  Linzee  may  have  been  born  in  Dorsetshire,  during  a  visit  there 
of  his  parents  which  shows  his  family  had  afliUations  there,  but  his  baptism 
occurred  at  Portsea,  co.  Hants. 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  523 

Occupation.  Name  of  Ship.  Date. 

Master's  Mate,  Romney.  28  Feb.  1767  to  19  Nov.  1767. 

Third  Lieutenant  1  Lancaster  (0, 

by  commission.  [    from  the  ^pp.  20  Nov.  1767;  app.  28  May 

)     Romney.  17^8.  Superseded,  13  Sept.  1768, 

Lieutenant,  IHalifax 

commanding.  J     Schooner.  22  Oct.  1768  to  27  Mar.  1769. 

Second  Lieutenant.  Romney.  28  Mar.  1769  to  25  May  1770. 

First  Lieutenant.  Romney.  26  May  1770  to  3  Oct.  1770. 

Acting  Captain.  Beaver.  4  Oct.  1770  to  9  Oct.  1770. 

Captain.  Beaver.  10  Oct.  1770  to  28  Oct.  1772. 

On  half  pay.  29  Oct.  1772  to  Oct.  14  1774. 

Captain, 

by  commission.  Falcon.  13  Oct.  1774  to  30  Apr.  1776 

John  Linzee  was  in  Boston,  Mass.,  in  Mar.  1769,  in  the  Halifax, 
as  2nd  Lieutenant,  with  his  servant  Edward  Linzee.  Edward  Linzee 
was  still  servant  to  Capt.  Lohn  Linzee  in  1770. 

John  Linzee  was  exchanged  from  the  Romney  to  the  Beaver,  re- 
ceiving his  appointment  by  order  of  Commodore  Samuel  Hood. 
Edward  Linzee  requested  to  be  discharged  from  the  Romney  to  the 
Beaver. 

Thomas  Linzee  was  servant  to  Capt.  John  Linzee  in  1771. 

Capt.  John  Linzee  was  in  Boston,  with  S.  H.  Linzee,  his  son,  as 
captain's  servant,  and  captain's  senior  clerk,  from  22  Oct.  1774  to 
30  Apr.  1776. 

John  Linzee  was  Post  Captain,  16  Feb.  1777. 

The  identity  of  Thomas  Linzee,  servant  to  Capt.  John  Linzee  in 
1771,  has  not  been  established,  he  might  be,  but  would  appear  too 
young  to  be  the  Thomas,  probably  a  Linzee,  mentioned  by  Commo- 
dore Samuel  Hood  in  his  letter  to  John  Rowe  dated  16  Mar.  1772, 
as  the  last  Thomas,  then  residing  at  Portsmouth,  must  have  been  at 
least  of  age  in  1772.  It  is  possible  that  Capt.  John  Linzee's  younger 
brother  Thomas,  one  of  the  twins,  did  not  die  young,  as  has  been 
recorded,  or  that  he  had  another  brother  Thomas  born  after  the  death 
of  the  twins,  but  this  is  all  contrary  to  family  tradition  and  family 
records.  Yet  it  must  not  be  forgotten  that  the  family  tradition 
might  refer  to  conditions  existing  long  after  the  probable  death  of 
Thomas. 

Admiralty  Records. 

John  Linzee  was  a  Lieutenant  in  the  Royal  Navy  the  13  Oct. 
1768,  a  Commander  the  19  Jan.  1771,  a  Captain  the  16  Feb.  1777, 
and  no  longer  on  the  list  in  1792. 


(^)  Perhaps  this  name  should  be  Launaston. 


524  THE    LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Those  are  to  certify  the  Hon'''''  the  principal  officers  &  comss"  of 
His  Majesty's  Navy  that  Mr.  John  Madgehen,  Pilot  extra,  took 
charge  of  His  Majesty's  Sloop  Beaver  under  my  command  at  sea 
17th.  March  1771  &  safely  piloted  her  into  English  Harbour  where 
he  moored  her  in  safety  &  I  do  further  certify  that  the  service  was 
performed  without  the  assistance  of  any  other  Pilot.  —  Given  under 
my  hand  on  board  His  Majesty's  said  Sloop  in  English  Harbour 
Antigua  17th.  March  1771. 

(Signed)     John  Linzee 

Born  as  master  for  the  above  time  &  his  Certificate  entered 
27  Aug.  1771.     to  be  paid  3^  pilotage. 

The  above  record  was  copied  from  the  original  certificate  in  the 
handwriting  of  Captain  John  Linzee,  which  is  among  others  giving 
autographs  of  Admirals  &  Cormnanders  of  the  Royal  Navy,  contained 
in  a  glass  case  with  the  "  Nelson  Relics  "  in  the  Museum  at  the 
Greenwich  Palace,  Greenwich  England. 

(Copied  by  John  Wilham  Linzee,  Greenwich  Jan.  15,  1883). 

(Extract  from  the  London  Calendar  for  1788.  Contributed  by 
M.  E.  Pescott  Frost,  Secretary  to  the  Admiral  Superintendent  at 
the  Portsmouth  Naval  Dockyard). 

John  Linzee,  Captain  R.N.     Seniority  16th  February  1777. 

By  the  Naval  records  of  Portsmouth,  John  Linzee  was  made  a 
Post  Captain,  the  16  Feb.  1777,  which  is  the  exact  date  on  his  com- 
mission, now  in  the  possession  of  the  author,  found  among  the  effects 
of  his  son  John  Inman  Linzee,  appointing  Mr.  John  Linzee,  Captain 
of  His  Majesty's  Ship  the  Pearl;  this  commission  is  quoted  further 
on  under  the  year  above  stated.  The  Portsmouth  records  further 
mention,  that  John  Linzee  resigned  from  the  navy,  but  no  reason 
was  stated  for  his  leaving  the  service. 


History  and  Antiquities  of  Boston,  Mass.,  by 
Samuel  G.  Drake,  etc. 

(pp.  733-48)  On  the  night  of  the  8  July  1768,  the  sloop  Liberty 
with  its  cargo  of  Molasses,  was  in  the  custody  of  two  officers  of  the 
customs  for  violation  of  the  law  of  entry.  About  thirty  men  con- 
fined the  officers  and  carried  off  the  molasses,  but  the  Selectmen  im- 
mediately caused  it  to  be  restored,  which  demonstrated  that  they 
and  not  the  King's  officers  had  authority  over  the  people.  This  inci- 
dent was  the  immediate  cause  for  the  despatch  of  two  Irish  regiments, 
and  other  troops  from  Halifax  to  Boston,  which  arrived  at  Nantasket 
on  the  28  Sept,  and  consisted  of  the  14th  regiment  under  Liuetenant- 
Colonel  William  Dalrymple,  and  the  29th  regiment  under  Lieutenant- 
Colonel  Maurice  Carr,  each  of  about  500  men.     These  were  soon 


Robert  Gordon  Hood  TiiNZEE 
1900- 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  525 

joined  by  a  part  of  the  59th  under  Captain  Wilson,  and  a  company 
of  the  Train  of  Artillery  with  two  field  pieces. 

On  the  30th.  September,  the  vessels  of  war,  amounting  now  to 
about  twelve,  sailed  into  the  harbor,  and  were  ranged  in  a  formidable 
manner  about  the  north-east  part  of  the  Town,  and  came  to  anchor. 
The  ships  were:  1,  the  Beaver,  14  guns;  2,  the  Senegal,  14;  3,  the 
Martin,  10;  4,  the  Glasgow,  20;  5,  Mermaid,  28;  6,  Romney,  50; 
7,  Launaston,  40;  8,  Bonetta,  10;  and  others. 

Deacon  Tudor's  diary  describes  the  landing  of  the  troops  as  follows : 
"  At  about  1  O'clock  Satterdayall  the  Troops  Landed  under  cover 
of  the  Cannon  of  the  Ships  of  War.  The  troops  drew  up  in  King 
Street  and  marched  off  in  short  time  into  the  Conmion  with  Muskets 
charged.  Bayonets  fixed  (perhaps  Expecting  to  have  met  with  re- 
sestance  as  the  Soldiers  afterwards  told  the  inhabitants)  their  Colours 
flying,  Drums  beating  &  museck  playing.  In  short  they  made  a 
gallant  appearance,  makeing  with  the  train  of  Artillery  about  800 
Men." 

The  red  uniforms  of  the  soldiers  gave  rise  to  a  pun  by  the  Rev. 
Mather  Byles,  who  said  that  the  request  of  the  people  for  a  redress 
of  grievances  had  been  returned  red-dressed  from  England. 

On  the  5  Sept.  1769,  James  Otis  was  attacked  in  the  British  Coffee 
House  on  King  Street  by  Captain  John  Robinson,  who  was  one  of 
the  Commissioners  of  the  Customs,  and  his  friends.  John  Gridley 
came  to  the  assistance  of  Otis,  and  both  were  roughly  handled.  This 
incident  further  embittered  the  feeUngs  of  the  people  of  Boston 
caused  by  the  arrival  of  the  troops. 

Many  small  affrays  followed  between  the  citizens  of  Boston  and  the 
British  soldiers,  particularly  the  Ropewalk  riot,  which  should  have 
informed  the  British  authorities  that  the  withdrawal  of  the  troops 
would  alone  appease  the  people,  but  these  warnings  went  unheeded 
until  after  the  Boston  Massacre  of  the  5  Mar.  1770,  when  the  29th 
regiment  under  the  command  of  Captain  Preston  fired  on  the  people. 

The  morning  after  the  slaughter,  the  leading  citizens  held  a  Town- 
meeting  at  Faneui  Hall,  and  appointed  a  conamittee  of  fifteen  which 
repaired  to  the  Old  State  House  and  demanded  of  Lieutenant-Gov- 
ernor Hutchinson  the  removal  of  the  troops.  He  claimed  to  have  no 
power  to  do  so.  The  committee  reported  his  answer  to  the  meeting, 
it  was  considered  unsatisfactory,  when  seven  of  the  original  delega- 
tion, consisting  of  the  patriots  Samuel  Adams,  John  Hancock,  William 
MoUneaux,  William  Phillips,  Joseph  Warren,  Joshua  Henshaw  and 
Samuel  Pemberton,  again  repaired  to  the  Council  Chamber  and 
demanded  the  withdrawal  of  all  the  troops.  Governor  Hutchinson 
consulted  Colonel  Dalrymple  and  proposed  the  removal  of  one 
regiment. 

Sternly,  Adams,  who  headed  the  committee,  replied : 


526  THE    LINZEE    FAMILY. 

"  If  the  Lieutenant  Governor  or  Colonel  Dalrymple,  or  both  to- 
gether, have  authority  to  remove  one  regiment,  they  have  authority 
to  remove  two;  and  nothing  short  of  the  total  evacuation  of  the 
Town  by  all  the  regular  troops  will  satisfy  the  pubUc  mind,  and 
preserve  the  peace  of  the  province  ".  At  the  same  time  he  pointed 
to  the  meeting  composed  of  over  three  thousand  people.  This  had 
the  desired  effect,  and  the  troops  were  withdrawn,  as  promised, 
fourteen  days  afterwards.  (Drake's  Hist,  and  Ant.  of  Boston, 
Mass.,  pp.  777-84). 

The  Rev.  Mather  Byles,  a  Tory  and  wit,  asked  Adams  why  he 
opposed  the  rule  of  one  tyrant  three  thousand  miles  away,  and  sub- 
mitted to  the  will  of  three  thousand  tyrants  only  one  mile  away. 

From    the    Letters    and    Diary    of    John    Rowe,   Boston 

MERCHANT.       EdITED  BY  AnNE  RoWE  CUNNINGHAM. 

Diary  —  1769. 

July  5.     I  waited  on  Commodore  Hood  to  Visit  the  Schools  in 

Boston  &  dined  with  the  Select  Men  Overseers  of  the  Poor, .    A 

very  genteel  Entertainment. 

July  8.  When  I  came  home  I  found  Capt.  Robt.  Lyndsay  at 
Our  Hous  being  arrivd  on  the  Vipers  Sloop  of  Warr  from  No.  Caro- 
lina, his  brother  Capt.  John  Lyndsay  (&  others. ).(0 


(})  This  record  in  John  Rowe's  diary  must  not  be  allowed  to  pass  without 
explanation : 

In  a  paper  written  by  Mr.  Edward  Lillie  Pierce  for  the  Massachusetts 
Historical  Society,  on  the  Diary  of  John  Rowe,  Mr.  Pierce  noted  that, 
"  she  ",  (Sucky  Inman),  "  married  Sept.  1,  1772,  at  the  age  of  eighteen, 
Captain  John  Linzee,  then  commanding  the  British  warship  "  Beaver ", 
brother  of  Captain,  afterward  Rear-Admiral,  Robert  Linzee,  and  also  of 
Admiral  Samuel  Hood's  wife.  He  also  quoted  "  The  Dictionary  of  National 
(English)  Biography ",  under  "  Samuel  Hood,  Admiral  Viscount ".  He 
further  said:  "  It  should  be  mentioned,  however,  that  the  traditions  of  Cap- 
tain John  Linzee's  family  do  not  agree  with  the  statement  of  Rowe's  Diary 
that  he  was  the  brother  of  Admiral  Robert  Linzee  ". 

The  author  of  this  book  has  shown  the  true  ancestry  of  Captain  John 
Linzee,  absolutely  proved  back  to  John  Linzee  who  married  Rebecca  Goven, 
and  that  the  traditions  of  the  family  on  the  ancestry  of  Captain  John  Linzee 
have  all  come  true.  Yet  a  few  words  of  explanation  are  necessary  to  clear 
up  John  Rowe's  Diary  and  Mr.  Pierce's  comments  on  this  point. 

In  the  first  place,  John  Rowe  may  have  made  a  mistake  when  he  called 
the  two  Captains  Robert  and  John  Lyndsay,  brothers;  or,  if  Robert  is  the 
brother  of  John,  then  Mr.  Pierce  is  in  error  when  he  called  Capt.  Robert 
Lyndsay  the  brother  of  Admiral  Samuel  Hood's  wife.  Finally,  it  is  known 
from  the  Admiralty  records,  that  Captain  John  Linzee  did  not  reach  the 
rank  of  Captain  until  the  4  Oct.  1770,  which  was  after  the  entry  in  Rowe's 
Diary.  Hence  it  is  quite  possible  that  Rowe  referred  to  some  other  Captains 
Robert  and  John  Lyndsay,  as  the  spelling  of  their  names  suggest. 


the  linzee  family.  527 

Diary  —  1770. 

Oct.  6.  Mr.  Inman  came  home  from  Newport  to-day  &  brought 
Sally  Winslow  &  Sucky. 

Oct.  9.  I  went  on  Board  the  Rose  with  Capt.  Caldwell  from  thence 
to  the  Cassell  &  from  thence  on  board  the  Romney  &  dined  with 
Commo.  Hood  his  Lady,  his  Son,  Major  Butler  of  the  60h,  Major 

Powell  of  the  38h,  Dr.  Pertersby,  Mr.  Thomas  &  Mr.  West.    

Capt.  Linzee  arrived  in  the  Beaver  from  Halifax. 

Oct.  12.  I  paid  Commo.  Gambler  a  visit  this  morning  &  dind  at 
home  with  Commo.  Hood  &  Lady,  Capt.  Jno.  Linzee  Mr.  Inman 
Mrs.  Rowe  Sucky  &  Sally  Inman  &  Capt.  Bellew. 

Oct.  16.  I  dined  at  home  with  Capt.  John  Lynzee,  Mr.  Gregory 
Townsend  Mrs.  Rowe  Sucky  &  Sally  Inman  &  Antony  Letchmere 
&  spent  the  evening  at  home  with  Capt.  John  Lynzee  etc.  The 
Gibralter  Man  of  War  Capt.  Bond  arrived  from  England. 

Oct.  19.  I  dined  at  home  with  the  following  Company  Capt. 
Barclay  of  the  Salisbury,  Capt.  Hide  Parker  of  the  Boston,  Capt, 
Benjn.  Caldwell  of  the  Rose,  Capt.  Bond  of  the  Gibraltar,  Sir  Thos. 
Rich  of  the  Senegall,  Capt.  John  Linzee  of  the  Beaver,  Colo.  Dal- 
rymple  &  Capt.  Mason  of  the  14th  Regt,  Mr.  Inman,  Mrs.  Rowe  & 
Sucky  Inman  —  Spent  the  afternoon  and  evening  at  home  with 
the  same  company. 

Dec.  12.  Capt.  Linzee  Brought  the  Beaver  into  my  Dock  & 
graved  her,  the  Commodore  being  well  pleased. 

Dec.  14.    The  Beaver  got  docked  &  well  out  this  evening. 

Dec.  25.  Christmas  Day  —  I  dined  at  home  with  Capt.  John 
Linzee,  Mr.  John  Lane,  Dr.  Miller,  Joseph  Golthwait,  Mr.  Inman, 
Mrs.  Rowe,  Miss  Lucy  Flucker  &  Sucky  Inman  —  The  same  Com- 
pany staid  &  spent  the  afternoon  &  evening  &  wee  were  very  Cheer- 
full. 

Diary  —  1771. 

May  27.  Capt.  John  Linzee  arrivd  in  the  Beaver  from  Antigua 
&  paid  us  a  Visit. 

June  11.  .  I  was  called  up  by  Major  Fleming  on  a  Particu- 
lar Affair  between  Capt.  Linzee  &  Lieut  Sharp  Marine  officer  of  the 
Salisbury. 

July  16.    .     The  Beaver  Man  of  Warr,  Capt.  Linzee  saild 

this  day. 

July  27.  I  spent  the  evening  at  home  with  Capt.  John  Linzee 
who  is  just  come  in,  Mrs.  Rowe  &  Sucky. 

Aug.  9.  The  Tamar  Man  of  Warr  Capt.  Charles  Hay  arrived 
from  England  he  came  out  in  Company  with  the  Captain,  Adml. 
John  Montague,  the  Lively  &  Swan  Men  of  Warr. 

Aug.  12.  Admirall  Montague  in  the  Captain  &  Capt.  Talbot  in 
the  Lively  arrivd  from  England  —  I  dined  on  board  the  Beaver  with 
Capt  John  Linzee,  Capt.  Caldwell,  Colo.  Dalrymple,  Capt.  Barckly, 


528  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Capt.  Blair  &  Mr.  Hoi  well.  The  Commodore  &  all  his  Captains 
went  on  board  the  Admirall  to  pay  their  Compliments. 

Aug.  15.  The  Beaver  Man  of  War,  Capt.  John  Linzee  sailed  this 
day  to  find  out  Cashier's  Ledge. 

Aug.  25.  Mr.  Burnet  a  Midshipman  of  the  Beaver  Brings  an 
acct.  of  Capt.  Jno.  Linzccs  finding  Cashier's  Ledge. 

Aug.  27.  I  had  a  considerable  Conversation  with  Mr.  Atkinson 
the  Admiralls  secretary.  The  Beaver,  Capt.  John  Linzee  Returned 
from  a  cruise. 

Sept.  4.  I  dined  on  board  the  Beaver,  Capt  John  Linzee.  The 
Beaver  people  made  a  Seizure  for  wh.  I  am  sorry. 

Oct.  14.  The  beaver  Man  of  War  Capt  John  Linzee  sailed  on  a 
cruise  this  day. 

Diary— 1772. 

Primo  Jany.     .     Din'd  &  Spent  the  evening  at  home  with 

Capt  John  Linzee  Mr  Mrs  Inman,  Sucky  &  Sally  Inman  also  Mrs. 
Rowe. 

Jany  8.    .     Capt  Linzee  &  Sucky  gone  to  Cambridge. 

Feb.  22.  The  Beaver's  Gunner  Quelch  &  Capt  Linzee's  Clark 
have  had  an  Affray,    the  Gunner  has  wounded  the  Clark. 

Mar.  27.     Capt  Linzee  sailed  in  the  Beaver. 

April!  2.     Fast  Day.    .     After  dinner  Capt  Linzee  Came  in 

being  Return'd  in  the  Beaver  very  Leaky. 

Aug.  14.  Capt  Linzee  arrivd  in  the  Beaver  Man  of  Warr  from 
Rhode  Island.  Capt  Linzee  came  ashore  to  pay  us  a  visit  who  staid 
the  afternoon  &  spent  the  evening  with  Mrs.  Rowe  myself  &  Sucky. 

Aug.    22.     .     Sucky    Inman   gone   to   Cambridge   with   her 

father  &  her  mother  &  Capt  Linzee. 

Aug.  25.     Capt  Linzee's  horse  was  Brought  home  last  Saturday. 

Aug.  26.  Capt  Linzee  was  taken  last  night  at  Mr.  Inman's  at 
the  Suit  of  Clark  &  Nightingale.  I  waited  on  Mr.  Reeves  about 
this  affairr. 

Aug.  27.  I  have  been  much  engaged  ab°  Cap*  Linzee's  business 
with  the  Board.  I  sent  Tho^  Hooper  to  Rhode  Island  on  Purpose. 
My  Leg  much  Better  thank  God  &  in  a  fair  way. 

Aug.  28.  The  Sheriff  in  Quest  after  Cap*  Linzee  &  Col.  Brattle 
was  going  to  raise  the  Militia. 

Aug.  31.     Capt  Linzee  was  arrested  on  the  Mulatto  affair  (^). 

Sept.  1.  I  went  to  Mr.  Inman's  to  see  my  Dear  Sucky  Inman 
married  to  Capt.  John  Linzee.  The  Revd.  Mr.  Walter  performed 
the  Ceremony.  Present  The  Admiral,  Mrs.  Montague,  Mr  George 
&  Miss  Sophie  Montague,  Mr  Irmian,  Mrs.  Inman  George,  Sucky 
&  Sally  Inman.  The  Revd  Mr  Troutbeck,  Mrs  Troutbeck,  the 
Revd  Mr  Walter,  Mrs  Walter,  The  Revd  Mr  Serjeant,  Capt  Linzee, 


(*)  Probably  the  mulatto  Aaron,  to  be  mentioned  in  the  Gaspee  incident. 


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Mr  Robt.  Gould,  Mrs  Gould,  John  Inman,  George  Inman,  Miss 
Polly  &  Miss  Anna  Murray  Miss  Howard  Miss  Hannah  Speakman, 
myself  &  Mrs  Rowe.    Wee  all  dined  there. 

Sept.  2.  I  gave  Capt  Linzee  a  Letter  with  Orders  to  draw  on  me 
every  New  Years  Day  Twenty  Pounds  SterUng,  taking  the  money 
of  Messrs  Lane  Son  &  Fraser  for  my  acct. 

Sept.  4.  Capt  Linzee  sailed  this  forenoon  &  carried  my  Dear 
Sucky  with  him,  I  wish  them  happy  together.  Mr.  Inman,  Mrs 
Inman  George  &  Sally  went  down  in  the  Beaver  as  far  as  the  Light- 
house with  Capt  &  Mrs.  Linzee  &  took  their  leave  of  Sucky.  'tis 
a  fair  wind.    My  Leg  is  much  better  tonight. 

Sept.  6.  I  sent  Antony  to  Judge  Sewall  at  Cambridge  on  business 
of  Importance  abo  Capt  Linzee's  matter. 

John  Rowe  in  a  letter  to  his  brother  Jacob,  dated  Boston  Oct. 
25th.  1772,  stated: 

"  Mrs.  Rowe  is  now  very  well  but  has  been  Rather  Dull  in  Part- 
ing with  her  niece  Sucky  Inman  who  is  married  to  Capt.  John  Lin- 
zee, who  commands  the  Beaver  Man  of  Warr  &  is  gone  to  England." 

Diary  — 1773 

Sept.  11.     The  Packet  arrived.     Letters  from  Sucky. 

Nov.  21.     Letters  from  Dear  Sucky  Inman. 

Diary  —  1774 

Jan.  21.  We  Received  Letters  from  Sucky  this  day  by  Capt. 
Agness  who  has  been  arr'd  from  London  a  month. 

Diary  — 1775 

April  16.  After  Dinner  I  went  down  Clark's  Wharff  to  meet 
Capt  Linzee  &  Sucky  who  arrived  from  Spithead  &  Falmouth  in 
the  Falcon  Sloop.  I  brought  them  home  &  their  little  Son  Saml 
Hood  Linzee. 

April  19.  Last  night  the  Grenadiers  &  Light  Companies  belong- 
ing to  the  several  Regiments  in  this  Town  were  ferry 'd  over  Charles 
River  &  landed  on  Phipps  Farm  in  Cambridge  from  whence  they 
Proceeded  on  their  way  to  Concord,  where  they  arrived  early  this 
day.  On  their  march  they  had  a  Skirmish  with  some  Country 
People  at  Lexington.  The  First  Brigade  commanded  by  Lord 
Percy  with  Two  pieces  of  Artillery  set  off  from  this  Town  this  morn- 
ing about  Ten  of  Clock  as  a  Reinforcement  which  with  the  Grena- 
diers &  Light  Infantry  made  about  eighteen  hundred  men.  The 
People  in  the  Country  had  notice  of  this  movement  early  in  the 
Night.  Alarm  Guns  were  fired  thro'  the  Country  &  Expresses  sent 
off  to  the  Different  Towns  so  that  very  early  this  morning  large  num- 
bers from  all  Parts  of  the  Country  were  Assembled.  A  General 
Battle  ensued  which  from  what  I  can  learn  was  Supported  with 
Great  Spirit  on  both  Sides  &  continued  untill  the  Kings  Troops  got 
back  to  Charlestown  which  was  near  Sunset.    Numbers  are  killed 


530  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

&  wounded  on  Both  Sides.  Capt  Linzee  &  Capt  Collins  in  two 
Small  Armed  Vessels  were  ordered  up  Charles  River  to  Bring  off 
the  Troops  to  Boston  but  Lord  Percy  &  General  Smith  thought 
Proper  to  encamp  on  Bunker's  Hill  this  Night  —  this  Unhappy 
affair  is  a  Shocking  Introduction  to  all  the  Miseries  of  a  Civil  War. 

April  20.  The  General  sent  some  more  Troops  to  Charlestown 
last  night  &  this  morning,  so  that  Lord  Percy  &  the  Troops  under 
his  Command  Returned  to  Town.  This  night  some  People  abo 
Two  hundred  Attacked  Capt  Linzee  in  the  Armed  Schooner  a  little 
Below  Cambridge  Bridge,  he  gave  them  a  Warm  Reception  so 
that  they  thought  proper  to  Retreat  with  the  Loss  of  some  men. 
Tis  said  many  thousands  of  Country  People  are  at  Roxbury  &  in 
the  neighborhood.  The  People  in  Town  are  alarmed  &  the  entrench- 
ments on  Boston  Neck  doubled  Guarded.  Mrs.  Linzee  din'd  at 
the  Admirall's. 

May  L  Capt  Linzee  &  Sucky  &  Little  Saml  Hood  sailed  this 
morning  in  the  Falcon  Sloop. 

May  25.  The  Ceberus  Man  of  War,  Capt  Chad  arrived  from  Spit- 
head  —  in  this  Ship  The  Generals  Bourgoyne,  How  &  Clynton  came 
Passengers. 

Dec.  27.  I  dined  at  Home  with  Capt  Linzee,  Mrs  Linzee  Little 
Saml  Hood  who  is  two  years  old  this  day,  Mr  Inman  Mrs  Inman  Geo 
Inman  Mrs  Rowe  &  Jack  Rowe. 

Diary— 1776 

7  Jany.  Capt  Linzee  behav'd  very  cruelly  to  me.  I  shall  not 
forget  it. 

Jan.  18.  Mrs  Linzee  &  George  (Inman)  paid  us  a  visit  &  took 
their  Leave  —  perhaps  Forever. 

Jan.  20.  This  day  The  Falcon,  Capt  Linzee,  sailed  —  he  took 
with  him  Mrs  Linzee,  Little  Sam  &  Hannah.  I  sincerely  wish  their 
Prosperity  &  Happiness. 

The  Gaspee  Incident. 

In  March  1772,  His  Majesty's  sloop  of  war  the  Beaver,  commanded 
by  Captain  John  Linzee,  was  stationed  off  Newport,  Rhode  Island, 
for  the  suppression  of  the  clandestine  landing  of  articles  subject  to 
the  payment  of  duty.  His  Tender,  the  armed  schooner  Gaspee, 
of  eight  guns  and  twenty  seven  men,  commanded  by  Lieutenant 
William  Dudingston,  patrolled  the  waters  of  Narragansett  Bay  to 
punish  breaches  of  the  customs  and  to  end  the  illicit  trade  very 
largely  engaged  in  by  the  inhabitants  of  those  shores. 

On  the  9th  of  June,  Dudingston  started  in  pursuit  of  a  New  York, 
Newport  and  Providence  packet  called  the  Hannah,  commanded, 
strange  to  say,  by  a  Captain  Thomas  or  Benjamin  Lindsey,  who  re- 
fused to  be  overhauled  and  examined  when  ordered  by  the  Beaver 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  531 

to  comply.  The  Hannah  sailed  away  from  Newport  and  success- 
fully passed  a  bar  off  Namquit  Point,  now  Gaspee  Point,  about 
seven  miles  below  Providence,  on  to  which  the  pursuing  Gaspee  was 
firmly  stranded  owing  to  her  greater  draft. 

On  his  arrival  at  Providence,  Captain  Lindsey  of  the  Hannah 
reported  what  appeared  to  be  a  chase  to  John  Brown,  a  leading 
merchant  of  that  city,  who  determined  on  the  destruction  of  the 
Gaspee.  Whereupon  John  and  Joseph  Brown,  Captains  Abraham 
Whipple,  John  B.  Hopkins,  Benjamin  and  Samuel  Dunn,  Colonel 
Ephraim  Bowen  who  left  a  narrative  of  these  events,  John  Mawney, 
Benjamin  Page,  Joseph  BuckUn  who  later  shot  Dudingston,  Tur- 
pin  Smith,  Captain  Joseph  Tillinghast  and  Simeon  H.  Olney,  met 
at  James  Sabin's  Inn  and  agreed  on  a  course  of  action. 

They  rowed  down  the  bay  in  eight  large  long  boats  about  eight 
persons  in  a  boat,  being  joined  by  Simeon  Potter  of  Bristol,  Doctor 
Weeks  of  Warwick,  a  negro  boy  named  Aaron  Briggs  whom  Captain 
Linzee  afterwards  retained  on  the  Beaver  as  a  witness,  refusing  to 
surrender  him  to  Governor  J.  Wanton  of  Rhode  Island,  and  many 
other  leading  men  whose  names  do  not  appear  to  be  known,  and 
attacked  the  Gaspee  about  two  o'clock  in  the  morning,  wounded  a 
large  portion  of  her  company  including  her  commander  Dudingston, 
burnt  the  schooner,  and  carried  the  wounded  and  captured  crew, 
who  had  made  little  resistance  to  a  superior  force,  to  Providence; 
they  landed  Dudingston  however  at  Pawtucket  as  his  injury  was 
serious. 

This  attack  on  a  King's  ship  was  not  only  violence,  but  revolution, 
and  aroused  tremendous  indignation  in  naval  and  governmental 
circles.  Great  efforts  were  made  by  the  British  authorities  to  secure 
the  ringleaders  who  were  well  known,  but  no  reputable  evidence  was 
forthcoming  to  implicate  them.  The  governor  of  Rhode  Island 
hesitated  to  arrest  his  own  citizens  and  rather  bent  his  efforts  to 
free  them  from  suspicion.  The  King's  government  appointed  com- 
missioners to  examine  into  the  affair,  but  to  no  purpose,  as  no  one 
would  tell  on  his  neighbour.  Large  rewards  for  evidence  leading  to 
the  apprehension  and  conviction  of  the  guilty  persons  failed  of  their 
purpose.  Finally,  in  desperation,  the  British  authorities  declared 
they  would  secure  justice  by  seizing  the  culprits  and  trying  them  in 
England. 

But  this  last  threat  and  mistaken  policy,  raised  a  storm  of  pro- 
test from  Virginia  and  other  colonies  who  declared  they  would  not 
stand  for  the  trial  of  citizens  of  the  American  colonies  in  England, 
or  any  where  else,  except  in  colonial  courts  of  law.  The  general 
state  of  mind  can  be  seen  from  the  following  letter: 


•532  THE    LINZEE    FAMILY. 

GovERxVOR  Hutchinson  to  Samuel  Hood  Esq. 

Boston,  2d  September,  1772. 
Dear  Sir :  — 

Capt.  Linzee  can  inform  you  of  the  state  of  Rhode  Island  colony 
better  than  I  can  do;  so  daring  an  insult,  as  burning  the  King's 
schooner,  by  people  who  are  as  well  known  as  any  who  were  concerned 
in  this  last  rebellion,  and  yet  cannot  be  prosecuted,  will  certainly 
rouse  the  British  Hon,  which  has  been  asleep  these  four  or  five  years. 
Admiral  Montagu  says  that  Lord  Sandwich  will  never  leave  pur- 
suing the  colony,  until  it  is  disfranchised.  If  it  is  passed  over,  the 
other  colonies  will  follow  the  example.  .  .  . 

It  is  His  Majesty's  intention  .  .  .  that  the  persons  concerned  in 
the  burning  the  Gaspee  .  .  .  should  be  brought  to  England  to  be 
tried.  .  .  . 

It  is  interesting  to  note  that  the  date  of  the  above  letter  is  the  day 
Captain  John  Linzee  was  married  in  Boston.  The  reader  is  also 
referred  to  the  diary,  from  the  14-31  Aug.,  of  John  Rowe  previously 
given,  where  the  arrest  of  Captain  Linzee  on  the  Mulatto  affair  will 
now  be  explained. 

The  mulatto,  Aaron  Briggs,  by  his  own  testimony  claimed  to  be 
in  the  company  of  those  who  destroyed  the  Gaspee;  he  alone  con- 
fessed to  his  share  in  that  plot,  and  gave  the  names  of  some  of  the 
participants;  he  was  either  captured  or  sought  refuge  on  the  Beaver, 
at  any  rate  he  was  detained  by  Captain  Linzee  as  an  important 
witness  for  the  navy.  Governor  Wanton  had  discredited  his  evi- 
dence by  the  depositions  of  other  negro  fellow  servants  who  claimed 
he  was  at  home  on  the  night  of  the  attack  on  the  Gaspee.  He  was 
however  recognized  as  a  member  of  the  attacking  party,  by  a  mem- 
ber of  the  crew  of  the  Gaspee  who  was  on  the  Beaver,  Wanton 
requested  the  surrender  of  Aaron,  which  Linzee  refused,  and  it  was 
probably  for  this  defiance  of  the  civil  authority  of  Rhode  Island  that 
Captain  Linzee  was  arrested  in  Boston. 

The  Governor  of  Rhode  Island  to  Captain  Linzee  of  His 

Majesty's  ship  Beaver. 

Newport,  July  16th  1772. 
Sir:  — 

Having  received  information  from  the  Honorable  Admiral  Mon- 
tagu, that  Aaron  a  mulatto  lad,  on  board  His  Majesty's  ship,  the 
Beaver,  under  your  command,  has  confessed  that  he  was  concerned 
in  destroying  His  Majesty's  schooner  the  Gaspee,  as  she  lay  aground 
in  the  county  of  Kent,  within  this  colony;  and  as  it  is  highly  neces- 
sary that  this  lad  should  be  examined  by  the  civil  authority,  con- 
cerning what  he  knows  of  this  affair.  .  .  . 


w  V 


Dorothy  Phyllis  Ltnzee 
1894- 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  533 

The  refusal  of  Captain  Linzee  was  based  on  his  beUef  that  Governor 
Wanton  was  not  sincere  in  his  desire  to  know  the  truth  from  Aaron, 
but  to  intimidate  and  shake  the  mulatto's  testimony  after  gaining 
possession  of  his  person. 

Thus  in  this  incident  between  a  Captain  John  Linzee  and  a  Cap- 
tain Thomas  or  Benjamin  Lindsey,  a  new  controversy  was  started 
between  England  and  her  American  Colonies  which  widened  the 
existing  breach  between  them,  consohdated  the  colonies,  and  led  up 
to  the  struggle  for  American  independence.  The  State  of  Rhode 
Island  had  avenged  the  Boston  Massacre  of  the  5th  of  Mar.  1770. 
From  this  incident,  for  the  first  time,  the  various  colonies  knew  that 
they  would  stand  by  each  other  in  any  struggle  for  individual  and 
combined  political  freedom. 

For  a  full  and  extremely  interesting  account  of  the  destruction  of 
the  Gaspee,  from  which  this  abstract  is  largely  taken,  the  reader  is 
referred  to  the  Rhode  Island  Colonial  Records  VII:  58-192.  The 
following  song,  recorded  on  pp.  191-2,  was  composed  by  Captain 
Swan  of  Bristol  for  the  occasion. 

SONG 

'Twas  in  the  reign  of  George  the  Third, 

Our  pubUc  peace  was  much  disturbed 

By  ships  of  war,  that  came  and  laid 

Within  our  ports,  to  stop  our  trade. 

Seventeen  hundred  and  seventy-two. 

In  Newport  harbor  lay  a  crew. 

That  played  the  part  of  pirates  there. 

The  sons  of  freedom  could  not  bear. 

Sometimes  they  weighed  and  gave  them  chase. 

Such  actions,  sure  were  very  base. 

No  honest  coaster  could  pass  by 

But  what  they  would  let  some  shot  fly; 

And  did  provoke,  to  high  degree, 

Those  true  born  sons  of  liberty; 

So  that  they  could  not  longer  bear 

Those  sons  of  Belial  staying  there. 

But  'twas  not  long  'fore  it  fell  out, 

That  William  Dudingston,  so  stout, 

Commander  of  the  Gaspee  tender, 

Which  he  has  reason  to  remember. 

Because,  as  people  do  assert. 

He  almost  had  his  just  desert; 

Here,  on  the  tenth  day  of  last  June, 

Betwixt  the  hours  of  twelve  and  one, 

Did  chase  the  sloop,  called  the  Hannah, 

Of  whom,  one  Lindsay,  was  commander. 


534  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

They  dogged  her  up  Providence  Sound, 
And  there  the  rascal  got  aground. 
The  news  of  it  flew  that  very  day, 
That  they  on  Namquit  Point  did  lay. 
That  night,  about  half  after  ten 
Some  Narragansett  Indian  men, 
Being  sixty-four,  if  I  remember, 
Which  made  the  stout  coxcomb  surrender; 
And  what  was  best  of  all  their  tricks. 
They  in  his  breech  a  ball  did  fix; 
Then  set  the  men  upon  the  land, 
And  burnt  her  up  we  understand; 
Which  thing  provoked  the  King  so  high 
He  said  those  men  shall  surely  die; 
So  if  he  could  but  find  them  out. 
The  hangman  he'll  employ,  no  doubt; 
For  he's  declared,  in  his  passion, 
He'll  have  them  tried  a  new  fashion. 
Now,  for  to  find  these  people  out, 
King  George  has  offered  very  stout; 
One  thousand  pounds  to  find  out  one 
That  wounded  Wilham  Dudingston. 
One  thousand  more,  he  says  he'll  spare, 
For  those  who  say  the  sheriffs  were; 
One  thousand  more,  there  doth  remain 
For  to  find  out  the  leader's  name; 
Likewise,  five  hundred  pounds  per  man 
For  any  one  of  all  the  clan. 
But  let  him  try  his  utmost  skill, 
I'm  apt  to  think  he  never  will 
Find  out  any  of  those  hearts  of  Gold, 
Though  he  should  offer  fifty  fold. 


Another  Copy  of  the   Letter  of  Governor  Hutchinson  to 

Samuel  Hood. 

Mass.  Archives,  Vol.  27,  page  385. 

Boston  2^  Sep  1772 
Samuel  Hood  Esq 
D'S' 

Give  me  leave  by  Cap  Linzee  who  I  hear  is  under  sailing  orders 
to  inquire  after  y°  welfare.  We  rejoice  in  the  general  tranquility 
in  Eng^.  &  only  wish  to  see  the  Scriblers  who  continue  to  abuse  the 
best  of  sovereigns  brought  to  condign  punishment.  Surely  the 
servants  of  the  Crown  in  the  plantat.  will  not  think  much  of  their 
treatment  if  it  is  not  worse  than  what  their  master  received.     In 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY,  535 

this  Colony  this  sort  of  abuse  is  all  that  has  given  me  any  trouble 
since  I  received  my  Comission. 

Cap  Linzee  can  inform  you  of  the  state  of  R.  I.  Colony  better 
than  I  can.  So  daring  an  Insult  as  burning  the  Kings  Scooner  by 
people  who  are  as  well  known  as  any  who  were  concerned  in  the  last 
Rebellion  and  yet  cannot  be  prosecuted  will  certainly  rouse  the 
British  Lion  which  has  been  asleep  these  4  or  5  years.  Ad.  Montagu 
says  that  L'^  Sandwich  will  never  leave  pursuing  the  Colony  until  it 
is  disfranchised.  If  it  is  passed  over  the  other  Colonies  will  follow 
its  example. 

Cap  Linzee  is  loaded  with  law  suits  As  far  as  the  Adm.  has  ac- 
quainted me  with  them  they  appear  to  be  groundless  &  vexatious. 
Its  lucky  that  they  are  to  be  tried  in  this  Col.  where  we  have  a  set 
of  as  upright  &  loyal  judges  as  there  are  in  any  Colony  upon  the 
Continent. 

Close  application  &  a  neglect  of  exercise  unnerved  me  for  a  few 
weeks  in  the  Summer  but  by  unbending  &  return  to  my  usual  exer- 
cise I  thank  God  I  have  recovered  my  former  state  of  health.  I  am 
^th  very  great  regard  &  esteem 

D'  S^  Y°  faith'  &  most  obed 
hum  serv* 

The  Stamp  Act  passed  in  England  in  1756  caused  great  indigna- 
tion in  the  American  Colonies;  it  was  repealed  in  1766.  Other  ob- 
noxious taxes  were  then  imposed,  and  were  all  repealed  in  1770  except 
that  on  tea.  In  1773  a  cargo  of  tea  was  thrown  overboard  from  a 
ship  in  Boston  harbor  by  a  number  of  colonists  disguised  as  Indians. 

On  the  13th  of  May  1774,  Governor  Thomas  Gage  came  to  Boston, 
and  on  the  1st  of  June  the  British  government  proclaimed  the  Bos- 
ton Port  Bill  to  restrain  the  New  England  Colonies.  Gage  attempted 
to  carry  out  that  act  of  repression  in  August,  by  which,  henceforth, 
the  State  Council  could  only  be  appointed  by  the  King,  and,  except 
for  the  annual  town  meetings  in  March  and  May,  these  and  other 
public  assemblies  could  be  arranged  for  only  by  the  governor's  per- 
mission. 

Discontent  immediately  became  general  as  the  principles  fought 
for  by  the  colonists  for  generations  were  thus  swept  away.  In  a 
short  time  a  Provincial  Congress  was  formed  to  help  the  colony  to 
maintain  its  rights,  the  suggestion  coming  from  the  house  of  bur- 
gesses of  the  colony  of  Virginia,  as  an  expression  of  her  sympathy 
for  her  sister  colony  of  Massachusetts. 

On  the  8th  of  April  1775,  the  Provincial  Congress  of  Massachusetts 
issued  orders  to  secure  an  army,  and  invited  the  assistance  of  the 
colonies  of  New  Hampshire,  Rhode  Island  and  Connecticut. 

General  Gage  had  by  this  time  about  four  thousand  British  troops 
in  and  about  Boston.  To  enforce  the  King's  laws,  he  determined  to 
teach  the  provincials  obedience  by  a  high-handed  act  of  confisca- 


536  THE    LINZEE    FAMILY. 

tion.  On  the  18th  of  April,  he  ordered  Lieutenant-Colonel  Smith  to 
tissemblp  eight  hundred  men  on  Boston  Common  at  night,  and  with 
Major  Pitcairn  to  cross  over  the  river  Charles  to  Cambridge,  thence 
to  proceed  to  Concord  and  there  to  seize  or  destroy  the  supplies 
collected  for  the  provincial  militia.  Notification  of  this  raid  reached 
the  American  leaders,  and  the  famous  night  ride  of  the  patriot  Paul 
Revere  converted  a  slumbering  community  into  one  resolved  on 
resistance  and  grim  determination  to  fight  to  the  utmost  this  fla- 
grant attack  on  their  homes  and  lives.  The  battles  of  Lexington 
and  Concord  followed  on  the  19th  of  April  1775,  a  day  to  be  remem- 
bered by  Americans  as  their  birth-day  as  a  nation. 

In  these  events,  Captain  John  Linzee  simply  covered  the  retreat 
of  the  British  troops  from  Concord  along  the  Charles  River  to  Charles- 
town. 

This  sudden  and  unexpected  attack  by  Gage  served  to  consolidate 
and  strengthen  the  men  of  Massachusetts  in  their  opposition  to  mis- 
rule, and  the  next  two  months  were  devoted  by  them  to  the  raising 
and  equipping  of  an  army,  and  the  appointment  of  Artemas  Ward 
as  its  commander-in-chief. 

On  the  15th  of  June  1775,  George  Washington  was  elected  General- 
in-chief  of  all  the  American  or  Provincial  forces.  On  the  same  day 
the  Committee  of  Safety  for  Massachusetts  recommended  to  the 
Council  of  War,  the  advisability  of  fortifying  Bunker's  Hill  in  Charles- 
town,  which  commanded  Boston  on  the  North.  And  on  the  next 
day  the  Provincial  Congress,  by  proclamation,  advised  the  people 
of  the  political  aspects  facing  them  and  the  consequences  arising 
from  the  attack  at  Concord  and  the  successful  resistance  of  the 
American  militia. 

In  the  meantime  Captain  John  Linzee,  acting  without  doubt 
under  orders,  was  out  foraging  for  supplies  for  the  army  and  navy 
as  shown  by  the  following  records. 


Journals  of  the  Provincu.l  Congresses  of  Massachusetts, 

ETC.,  1774-1775. 

Miscellaneous  Papers  —  page  753. 

Mrs.  Bowdoin  to  the  Committee  of  Safety. 

Dorchester,  June  4,  1775. 

Gentlemen:  —  Mr.  Bowdoin  has  just  received  the  enclosed  dep- 
osition and  being  in  a  very  weak  state,  desires  me  to  inform  you, 
that  for  some  time  past,  the  Falkland,  sloop  of  war,  commanded  by 
Capt.  Linzey,  has  been  cruising  about  the  islands  called  Elizabeth 
islands,  near  Martha's  Vineyard:  that  the  said  sloop's  boats  have, 
divers  times,  landed  armed  men  on  the  said  islands,  who  have  abused 
the  inhabitants,  stove  their  boats,  and  by  force  taken  away  a  con- 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  537 

siderable  part  of  their  property,  as  may  more  fully  appear  by  the 
said  deposition. 

It  is  humbly  apprehended,  if  about  one  hundred  armed  men  were 
properly  posted  on  the  said  islands,  they  would  be  a  sufficient  force 
to  defend  the  inhabitants,  and  protect  their  stocks  of  cattle  and  sheep, 
which  are  very  considerable,  and  which  have,  hitherto,  every  year, 
furnished  divers  parts  of  this  colony  with  fat  sheep  and  cattle  for 
provisions,  and  particularly  with  a  large  quantity  of  wool  for  our 
home  manufactures. 

I  beg  leave  to  make  this  representation,  that  you  may  take  such 
measures  as  your  wisdom  shall  dictate;  and  am,  most  respectfully, 
in  Mr.  Bowdoin's  behalf,  who  is  part  owner  of  one  of  said  islands, 

Gentlemen,  your  most  obedient  humble  servant, 

Elizabeth  Bowdoin. 
To  the  honorable  Committee  of  Safety. 


Journals  of  the  Provincial  Congresses  of  Massachusetts, 

ETC.,  1774-1775. 

Miscellaneous  Papers  —  pp.  753-755. 

Deposition  of  Elisha  Nye. 

May  31,  1775. 
Elisha  Nye,  innholder,  living  on  one  of  the  Elizabeth  islands,  com- 
monly called  Naushan,  and  near  to  Tarpohn  Cove,  testifieth  and 
saith,  that  some  time  about  the  5th  of  May,  the  sloop  of  war  called 
the  Falkland,  commanded  by  Capt.  Linzey,  came  into  the  cove, 
and  as  soon  as  the  vessel  had  come  to  anchor,  the  captain  came  on 
shore  with  his  boat's  crew,  all  armed,  and  came  to  the  house,  and 
said  unto  the  deponent,  "  you  need  not  be  scared,"  upon  which, 
he  told  him  it  was  enough  to  scare  any  body  to  see  so  many  men  come 
on  shore  armed;  and  the  women  were  all  fled,  and  to  where  he  knew 
not;  upon  which,  Capt.  Linzey  told  him  to  call  them  in,  for  he  did 
not  mean  to  hurt  any  body  —  upon  which  promise,  I  and  my  family 
were  satisfied.  Soon  after  that,  the  captain  asked  me  to  walk  with 
him;  which  he  complied  with;  and  in  the  course  of  the  walk,  he 
demanded  to  know  what  stock  I  had,  and  added,  to  tell  him  right, 
for  if  I  did  not,  he  would  take  all  that  he  met:  upon  which,  I  gave 
him  the  account.  Then  the  captain  told  me,  the  deponent,  if  I  sold 
any  of  them,  he  would  take  the  remainder  by  force:  upon  which,  I 
told  him,  if  he  were  here  when  they  were  fit  for  market,  he  might 
have  them,  paying  the  price  I  used  to  have.  Soon  after,  he  went  to 
Rhode  Island,  and  returned  back  in  a  few  days;  after  which,  he 
used  to  pass  and  repass  the  island  almost  every  day,  mostly  in  com- 
pany with  the  doctor  of  the  ship,  leaving  down  the  fence  repeatedly, 
which  let  the  cattle  often  mix  together,  which  I  told  the  doctor  was 


538  THE    LINZEE    FAMILY. 

a  great  damage:  the  doctor's  answer  was,  "  then  you  may  put  it  up 
yourselves,  for  I  will  not;  "  and  he  often  talked  in  an  abusive,  in- 
sulting manner,  that  he,  the  doctor,  would  soon  take  what  he  wanted, 
without  any  pay. 

On  the  26th  instant,  a  sloop  came  into  the  cove,  with  about  twenty 
passengers,  men,  women,  and  children,  in  great  distress  for  pro- 
visions, and  made  application  to  me  for  supplies.  Capt.  Linzey 
knowing  that,  his  boat  having  boarded  her,  sent  his  boat  on  shore, 
and  forbade  my  letting  them  have  any.  Then  I  advised  them  to 
apply  to  Capt.  Linzey,  and  see  if  they  could  not  prevail  upon  him 
to  let  them  have  some;  accordingly  they  went;  afterwards,  the  cap- 
tain of  the  sloop  told  me,  that  he  absolutely  refused  them,  and  said, 
"  damn  the  dog  that  would  let  them  have  any!  and  if  they  were  not 
gone  immediately,  he  would  sink  them:"  upon  which,  they  set 
sail  immediately  without  any  supplies.  And  further,  the  deponent 
declareth,  that  the  doctor  came  on  shore,  and  said,  that  the  cap- 
tain's orders  were,  that  I  should  go  with  him,  the  said  doctor,  and 
destroy  all  the  boats  belonging  to  the  island.  I  told  him  I  could  not 
go  upon  such  business  as  that;  he  said  he  would  send  me  on  board 
the  ship  if  I  did  not  go;  upon  which,  I  found  I  must  comply,  and 
accordingly  went  with  him,  and  saw  him,  the  doctor,  stave  three 
boats. 

On  the  29th,  about  eight  o'clock,  in  the  evening,  he,  the  said  doc- 
tor, came  on  shore,  and  told  me  he  had  come  for  my  sheep,  upon 
which,  I  told  him  they  were  out  in  the  pasture,  and  I  could  not  get 
them  into  the  pen  it  being  dark,  but  would  fetch  them  in  as  early  in 
the  morning  as  he  pleased;  the  answer  from  the  doctor  was,  "  damn 
you!  what  did  you  turn  them  out  for?  "  the  reason,  I  told  him,  was, 
that  they  had  got  out  their  own  sheep,  and  did  not  say  any  thing  about 
when  they  should  want  mine,  and  I  thought  it  best  the  sheep  should 
be  let  out  to  feed;  upon  which,  the  said  doctor  said  to  me,  "  damn 
you!  go  on  board  the  ship  and  I'll  see  what  they  were  turned  out 
for;  "  I  told  him,  I  would  not,  but  would  go  and  try  to  get  the  sheep 
up;  he  said  "  well,  damn  you!  make  haste!  "  and  swung  his  sword 
over  my  head,  —  but  upon  trial  I  found  it  so  dark,  I  could  not  get 
them  in;  and,  on  my  return,  was  informed  that  he,  the  doctor,  had 
sent  on  board  for  more  help  to  carry  me  and  my  brother  on  board 
the  ship;  upon  which,  with  the  abuses  and  threats  I  had  received 
before,  I  thought  it  time  to  make  my  escape,  which  I  did,  to  the  main 
land,  and  begged  the  assistance  of  the  people,  who  readily  came  to 
my  assistance.  When  I  returned,  which  was  about  three  o'clock, 
in  the  morning,  some  of  my  family  told  me,  they  had  been  on  shore, 
armed,  and  taken  all  my  calves,  being  seven  in  number;  two  of  the 
poorest  and  smallest,  they  sent  on  shore  in  the  morning;  the  others, 
with  four  sheep  they  had  some  days  before,  they  carried  off  without 
paying  any  thing  for  them.  I  do  further  declare,  the  abuses  and 
threats  I  received,  from  Capt.  Linzey  and  the  doctor,  were  the  oc- 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY,  539 

casion  of  my  moving  off  the  island,  leaving  my  interest.  And  I 
declare,  that  I  never  refused  Capt.  Linzey,  or  any  other  person  be- 
longing to  any  ship  of  war,  entertainment  in  my  house,  or  a  supply 
of  provisions  that  I  had  on  my  farm,  and  could  spare.  And  I  further 
declare,  that  on  the  night  of  the  29th  instant,  the  aforesaid  doctor, 
as  my  wife  informs  me,  came  on  shore  and  demanded  my  gun,  with 
his  sword  in  hand,  which  she  delivered  to  him,  and  I  have  not  seen 
it  since,  though  it  was  the  only  weapon  of  defence  that  I  had  on  the 
island. 

The  value  of  the  sheep,  calves,  and  gun,  which  they  took  from  me, 
and  the  use  of  my  horse  and  well,  are  as  follows,  viz. : 

Four  sheep, 

Three  calves,  four  months  old. 

Four  quarters  of  veal,  sixty  pounds,  sold. 

One  gun  taken  out  of  my  house  by  the  doctor  of 

the  ship,  of  great  value, 
Riding  my  horse  and  use  of  my  well. 


£2  16  0 

3 

6  0 

2 

8  0 

3 

0  0 

3 

0  0 

£15  6  0 

EUsha  Nye 

Barnstable,  ss.    May  31,  1775. 

Sworn  to,  before 

Thomas  Smith,  Justice  of  the  Peace. 


Mass.  Archives,  CXLVI:  200. 

In  Committee  of  Safety.  Cambridge,  June  15th  1775. 

Whereas  it  appears  of  Importance  to  the  Safety  of  this  Colony, 
that  possession  of  the  hill  called  Bunker's  hill  in  Charlestown,  be 
Securly  kept  and  defended;  and  allso,  some  one  hill  or  hills  on  Dor- 
chester Neck  be  likewise  Secured.  Therefore,  Resolved,  unanimously 
that  it  be  reconmiended  to  the  Council  of  Warr,  that  the  above 
mentioned  Bunker's  hill  be  maintained  by  Sufficient  force  being 
posted  there,  and  as  the  particular  Sittuation  of  Dorchester  Neck  is 
unknown  to  this  Committee  they  advise  that  the  Council  of  war 
take  and  pursue  such  Steps  respecting  the  Same,  as  to  them  shall 
appear  to  be  for  the  security  of  this  colony. 

Benja".  White,  Chairman. 

(Journal  of  the  Provincial  Congress  of  Massachusetts,  year  1774-5, 

p.  569). 


540  the  linzee  family. 

Mass.  Archives,  Vol.  138,  pp.  135-142. 
In  Provincial  Congress    Watertown     June  16,  1775. 

Resolved,  That  the  following  Proclamation  be  signed  by  the  Presi- 
dent, printed  and  published  throughout  this  Colony. 

By  the  Provincial  Congress. 

The  confidence  which  our  Countrymen  have  reposed  in  us  lays 
us  under  the  strongest  obligation  to  watch  and  guard  against  all  the 
malignant  designs  of  their  inveterate  enemies.  That  the  British 
Administration  have  formed,  and  have  been  for  several  years  execut- 
ing a  plan  to  enslave  this,  and  the  other  American  colonies,  is  a 
proposition  so  evident  that  it  would  be  an  affront  to  the  understand- 
ing of  mankind  to  adduce  proofs  in  support  of  it.  We  shall  therefore 
only  advert  to  those  unhappy  circumstances  which  have  been  the 
immediate  causes  of  plunging  this  people  into  the  horrors  of  war  and 
desolation.  When  a  fleet  and  army  were  sent  forth  to  deprive  us  of 
every  thing  that  man  holds  dear  —  when  the  capital  of  this  Colony 
became  a  garrison,  and  fortifications  were  erected  upon  the  only 
land  entrance  into  the  metropolis,  when  the  commander  of  the  army 
so  manifested  his  designs  against  us  as  to  send  out  his  soldiers  in  the 
night  to  remove  the  pubhc  magazines  of  the  colony  from  their  safe 
lodgment  in  the  Country  and  place  them  under  the  command  of  a 
foreign  army  —  when  he  evinced  his  enmity  to  the  liberties  of  this 
Country  by  sending  a  detachment  of  that  army  against  the  peaceable 
inhabitants  of  one  of  our  principal  towns,  only  because  they  were 
assembled  quitely  to  concert  measures  to  save  themselves  from  ruin; 
when  we  were  totally  deprived  of  the  benefit  of  a  legislative  body, 
when  the  whole  system  of  distributive  justice  was  so  mutilated  that 
there  could  be  no  reason  to  hope  for  any  advantages  from  it,  when 
an  act  of  Parliament  was  passed  by  which  our  Countrymen  were 
given  up  as  a  prey  to  a  lawless  soldiery  who  were  screened  from  pun- 
ishment here  for  the  murders  they  might  commit.  — 

In  fine,  when  the  army  and  navy  breathed  nothing  but  blood  and 
slaughter,  and  all  out  accounts  from  England  but  too  strongly  proved 
the  inhuman  intentions  of  those  in  power,  it  became  us  as  men,  as 
freemen  and  christians  to  take  some  steps  to  preserve  our  own  lives 
and  properties  as  well  as  to  secure  the  inheritance,  purchases  at  no 
less  a  price  than  the  blood  of  many  thousand  of  our  brave  ances- 
tors, entire  and  undiminished  for  succeeding  generations. 

The  Congress,  whom  this  people  then  chose,  recommended  it  to 
them  to  provide  themselves  with  such  articles  for  their  defence  as 
the  law  of  the  land  required,  and  further  recommended  it  to  them  to 
appropriate  some  part  of  their  own  property  for  the  purchasing  such 
stores  to  be  laid  up  in  publick  magazines  as  might  be  useful  for  the 
general  defence  in  case  an  attack  should  be  made  upon  us  by  the 
army.  —  The   recommendation   was   cheerfully  complied  with,  and 


Margaret  Bijou  Linzee  (Linzee)  Masters 
1883- 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  541 

stores  were  procured  in  the  most  peaceable  and  quiet  manner  and 
deposited  in  magazines  where  they  were  to  have  continued  without 
the  least  injury  or  disturbance  to  any  one,  unless  drawn  out  by  ne- 
cessity to  save  the  Country  from  destruction.  But  the  possibility 
of  our  making  resistance  to  the  bloody  schemes  of  our  adversaries 
was  the  source  of  continual  terror  to  the  traitors  whose  aim  was  to 
inslave  this  Country:  and  General  Gage,  after  many  Httle  pilferings, 
and  several  humiliating  disappointments  in  his  attempts  to  rob  the 
people,  at  length  determined  to  destroy  the  magazines  at  Concord: 
he  sent  the  Grenadiers  and  companies  of  light  infantry  of  every  regi- 
ment (about  one  thousand  in  number)  secretly  by  night  over  Charles 
River.  On  their  way,  some  of  the  Officers  captivated  and  otherwise 
infamously  abused  several  of  the  inhabitants,  and  when  the  body 
arrived  at  Lexington  meeting-house,  which  was  veiy  early  in  the 
morning  of  the  ever  memorable  nineteenth  of  April,  they  in  a  most 
barbarous  and  infamous  manner  fired  upon  a  small  number  of  the 
inhabitants  and  cruelly  murdered  eight  men. 

The  fire  was  returned  by  some  of  the  survivors,  but  their  number 
was  too  inconsiderable  to  annoy  the  regular  troops,  who  proceeded 
on  their  errand  and  upon  coming  up  to  Concord  began  to  destroy 
by  fire  and  water  the  stores  &  magazines,  until  a  party  of  them  again 
fired  upon  and  killed  two  more  of  the  inhabitants.  The  native 
bravery  of  our  countrymen  could  now  no  longer  be  restrained;  a 
small  party,  consisting  of  about  two  or  three  hundred  men,  attacked 
them  with  such  spirit  and  resolution  as  compelled  them  to  retreat. 
At  Lexington  they  met  a  reinforcement  of  regular  troops  consisting 
of  about  eight  hundred  with  two  field  pieces,  commanded  by  Lord 
Piercy;  this  however  did  not  encourage  them  to  keep  their  ground: 
but  they  continued  their  route  towards  Charlestown,  making  their 
way  with  every  species  of  desolation  and  cruelty  which  their  haste 
would  permit.  The  burning  and  robbing  of  houses  —  the  abuses  and 
barbarities  offered  to  defenceless  women  and  children,  the  wanton 
slaughter  of  the  aged  and  helpless  will  be  a  perpetual  memorial  of 
the  base  spirit  which  actuated  the  perpetrators.  Upon  their  arrival 
at  Charlestown,  our  countrymen  quitted  the  pursuit,  and  the  next 
day  suffered  them  without  any  annoyance  to  pass  the  river  and  re- 
turn to  Boston.  This  action  of  the  troops  destroyed  every  hope  of 
coming  to  any  accomodation  with  them,  we  therefore  were  compelled 
to  raise  an  army  to  prevent  such  bloody  excursions  in  future;  an 
army  is  therefore  raised  and  appointed  for  this  purpose,  and  we  are 
with  the  greatest  reluctance  obliged  to  declare  that  we  have  now 
nothing  to  depend  upon,  under  God,  to  preserve  America  from  slavery 
and  destruction  but  our  arms:  To  these  we  have  been  forced  to 
make  our  appeal,  and  by  these  we  are  determined  to  maintain  our 
rights;  and  we  are  obliged  to  declare,  and  do  now  publickly  declare, 
all  persons  who  shall  afford  any  aid,  assistance  or  relief,  or  hold  any 
manner  of  communication  of  any  kind  whatsoever  with  General 


542  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Gage,  Admiral  Graves,  or  the  army  or  navy  or  any  one  of  those  now 
under  their  command  who  are  stationed  in  our  metropolis  and  the 
harbour  of  Boston  or  elsewhere,  or  any  persons  who  are  known,  or 
shall  hereafter  be  known  to  have  afforded  such  aid  or  to  have  had 
such  coummnication  with  them  or  either  of  them  to  be  enemies  and 
traitors  to  their  Country,  and  they  shall  be  proceeded  against  and 
treated  as  such,  excepting  only  such  of  the  unhappy  inhabitants  of 
Boston  as  have  by  a  treacherous  and  most  infamous  breach  of  faith 
in  General  Gage,  been  prevented  from  removing  out  of  the  town  of 
Boston;  whose  peculiar  circumstances  this  Congress  will  at  all  times 
make  due  allowance  for,  so  long  as  they  shall  avoid  doing  anything 
to  obstruct  or  counteract  such  steps  as  the  Congress  shall  think  fit 
to  take;  but  the  said  inhabitants  are  strictly  forbidden,  whatever 
may  be  the  consequence  of  their  refusal,  to  be  in  any  the  least  degree 
instrumental  in  assisting  the  enemy  or  opposing  the  Country,  as 
they  would  avoid  the  penalties  due  to  the  enemies  thereof.  — 

From  a  real  tenderness  to  our  fellowmen,  we  most  sincerely  regret 
the  unhappy  situation  of  the  soldiery  and  sailors  in  the  army  and 
navy  now  stationed  in  the  town  and  harbour  of  Boston,  and  assure 
them  upon  that  faith,  which  never  has  been,  and  we  trust  never  will 
be  violated,  that  upon  their  quitting  the  infamous  service  in  which 
they  are,  (as  we  must  in  charitj'^  suppose)  contrary  to  their  own  in- 
clinations and  principles  engaged,  —  we  will  receive  them  as  breth- 
ren and  fellow  subjects  and  protect  them  against  every  attempt 
that  may  be  made  by  our  enemies  to  force  them  again  into  the  dis- 
graceful &  inhuman  service,  in  which  they  are  now  employed.  And, 
that  it  is  our  earnest  desire  to  discover  our  tender  regard  to  our  few 
misguided  fellow-countrymen,  and  our  readiness  to  forgive  even 
those  who  have  knowingly  offended,  we  do  promise  and  engage  a 
full  free  pardon  to  all  persons  who  have  fled  to  the  town  for  refuge, 
and  to  other  public  offenders  against  the  rights  and  liberties  of  this 
Country  of  what  kind  or  denomination  soever:  excepting  only  from 
the  benefit  of  such  pardon,  Thomas  Gage,  Samuel  Greaves,  those 
counsellors  who  were  appointed  by  Mandamus  and  have  not  signi- 
fied their  resignation.  Viz.  Jonathan  Sewall,  Charles  Paxton,  Ben- 
jamin Hallowell,  and  all  the  natives  of  America,  not  belonging  to 
the  navy  or  army,  who  went  out  with  the  regular  troops  on  the  lO***. 
of  April  last  and  were  countenancing,  aiding  and  assisting  them  in 
the  robberies  &  murders  then  committed,  whose  offences  are  of  too 
flagitious  a  nature  to  admit  of  any  other  consideration  than  that 
of  condign  punishment  —  Provided  they  take  the  benefit  hereof  by 
making  a  surrender  of  themselves  to  any  General  Officer  belonging 
to  the  Massachusetts  army,  and  subscribe  a  declaration  of  their 
readiness  to  comply  with,  support,  and  abide  by,  all  the  resolutions 
and  determinations  which  are  already  made  by  this  or  any  former 
Congress,  or  that  shall  hereafter  be  made  by  any  future  Congress  or 
house  of  Representatives  of  this  Colony  within  days  from  the 


THE  LINZEE    FAMILY,  543 

date  hereof.  And  it  is  earnestly  enjoined  upon  the  Selectmen, 
committee  of  correspondence,  Com.  of  Safety  and  all  other  officers 
of  every  town  in  this  Colony  that  they  use  their  utmost  diligence  to 
discover  and  make  known  to  this  Congress  any  person  or  persons 
who  shall  in  any  respect  attempt  to  do  anything  tending  to  render 
ineffectual  their  designs  and  doings:  And  we  trust  the  God  of  Armies, 
on  whom  we  rely  for  a  blessing  upon  our  arms,  which  we  have  taken 
up  in  support  of  the  great  and  fundamental  principles  of  natural 
justice  and  the  common  and  indefeasible  rights  of  mankind,  will 
guide  and  direct  us  in  our  designs,  and  at  last  in  infinite  goodness  to 
this  his  injured  people  restore  peace  and  freedom  to  the  American 
World. 

(A  true  Copy  of  the  original  on  files  of  Mass  Congress 

Sam  Swett.) 

The  Battle  of  Bunker  Hill. 

On  the  outbreak  of  the  revolutionary  conflict.  Colonel  WilUam 
Prescott,  a  farmer  of  Pepperell,  Mass.,  and  a  veteran  of  the  Louis- 
burgh  expedition  of  1746,  also  later  with  Winslow  in  the  conquest 
of  Nova  Scotia,  and  known  as  a  leader  of  dash  and  daring,  attended 
on  the  16th  of  June  1775  the  secret  call  to  arms  on  Cambridge  com- 
mon. 

Already  the  Committee  of  Safety,  in  answer  to  their  appeal,  had 
collected  from  the  New  England  towns  about  fifteen  thousand  men. 
Two  regiments  from  New  Hampshire  were  commanded  by  Colonel 
Stark  and  James  Reed;  three  Rhode  Island  regiments  under  Colonels 
Varnum,  Hitchcock  and  Church  were  on  hand  with  General  Green 
at  their  head ;  and  three  Connecticut  regiments  were  led  by  Generals 
Israel  Putnam,  Joseph  Spencer  and  Colonel  Samuel  H.  Parsons. 
General  Artemas  Ward,  the  commander  in  chief  of  Massachusetts, 
was  generally,  though  not  officially,  recognized  as  leader  of  the  com- 
bined military  forces. 

The  recommendation  of  the  Committee  of  Safety  to  occupy  Bun- 
ker Hill,  was  approved  on  the  16th  of  June.  No  time  could  be  lost, 
as  Generals  Howe,  Burgoyne  and  Clinton  had  reached  Boston  with 
reinforcements  from  England,  and  General  Gage  had  determined 
to  occupy  Bunker  Hill  in  Charlestown,  which  controlled  Boston  on 
the  north,  and  Dorchester  Heights  which  commanded  Boston  on 
the  south,  on  or  about  the  18th  of  June. 

A  band  of  raw  recruits,  consisting  of  Prescott's,  Fry's  and  Bridge's 
regiments,  about  two  hundred  Connecticut  troopers  under  Capt. 
Thomas  Knowlton,  and  Capt.  Samuel  Gridley's  artillery  company, 
were  ordered  by  General  Ward  to  proceed  about  nine  at  night,  under 
the  leadership  of  Colonel  Wilham  Prescott,  and  to  entrench  them- 
selves on  Bunker's  Hill.  The  night  was  clear,  a  prayer  for  their 
safety  by  the  Rev.  Dr.  Langdon,  president  of  Harvard  College, 


544  THE    LINZEE    FAMILY. 

started  thcin  on  their  eventful  march.  They  arrived  at  their  desti- 
nation in  two  hours,  poorly  armed  and  inadequately  provisioned; 
the  total  force  was  a  trifle  over  twelve  hundred  men,  augmented 
when  crossing  Charlestown  Neck  by  a  few  hundred  reinforcements 
and  General  Putnam  and  Major  Brooks. 

Both  Colonels  Prescott  and  Gridley,  upon  viewing  the  topography 
of  the  land,  decided  that  Breed's  Hill,  a  lower  site  than  Bunker  Hill, 
was  the  proper  position  on  which  to  construct  the  redoubt,  in  order 
to  prevent  the  British  from  using  it  as  a  protection  to  their  formations 
after  landing.  Colonel  Gridley,  the  engineer,  at  once  laid  out  a 
redoubt  of  about  one  hundred  and  forty  feet  square,  with  orders  to 
raise  it  to  a  height  of  seven  feet,  with  breastworks  about  four  hundred 
feet  long  towards  the  Mystic  River,  and  nine  hundred  feet  long 
towards  the  west  slope  of  the  hill  on  the  Charles  River  side.  These 
fortifications  were  not  completed  until  the  next  morning  at  eleven, 
when  the  tools  were  sent  back  to  Putnam  for  the  purpose  of  forti- 
fying Bunker's  Hill.  The  redoubt  was  therefore  near  the  water 
front  and  in  close  proximity  to  the  heavy  ordnance  of  the  armed  ships 
of  the  British  navy. 

The  Falcon,  of  twenty  guns  and  one  hundred  and  thirty  men,  lay 
off  Moulton's  Point,  near  the  present  bridge  to  Chelsea.  She  was 
the  ship  nearest  to  the  Mystic  side  of  the  peninsula,  and  was  com- 
manded by  Captain  John  Linzee. 

The  Somerset,  of  sixty-eight  guns  and  five  hundred  and  twenty 
men.  Captain  Edward  Le  Cras,  was  stationed  off  Charlestown 
Square  near  the  present  Warren  Bridge. 

The  Lively,  of  twenty  guns  and  one  hundred  and  thirty  men, 
Captain  Thomas  Bishop,  was  at  anchor  off  the  present  Navy  Yard, 
but  during  the  action  took  a  position  between  the  Falcon  and  the 
Somerset. 

The  Glasgow,  of  twenty-four  guns  and  one  hundred  and  thirty 
men.  Captain  William  Maltby,  was  moored  at  where  Craigie's  Bridge 
was,  but  now  known  as  the  new  dam. 

The  Cerberus,  of  thirty-six  guns.  Captain  Chads,  and  probably 
the  transport  Symmetry  of  twenty  guns,  with  two  large  floating 
batteries,  stood  higher  up  on  the  Charles  River,  commanding  Charles- 
town Neck,  and  prevented  reinforcements  from  reaching  Bunker's 
Hill  and  the  redoubt. 

Three  times  during  the  night,  Prescott  visited  the-  water's  edge, 
where  the  "  all's  well  "  of  the  night  watches  of  the  ships  of  war  could 
be  clearly  heard.  And  it  was  not  until  four  in  the  morning  that  the 
redoubt,  now  fully  visible,  and  the  American  forces,  were  discovered 
by  the  Falcon  and  the  Lively,  who  immediately  fired  on  the  works, 
thereby  warning  the  British  generals  in  Boston  of  what  had  hap- 
pened during  the  night. 

Those  who  built  the  redoubt  wished  to  retire  and  leave  the  work 
of  defence  to  a  relief  party  from  Cambridge;  but  Prescott  said,  "  No, 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  545 

we  have  made  the  redoubt  and  will  remain  to  defend  it  while  life 
lasts  ".  Then  mounting  its  walls,  he  walked  around  it  to  encourage 
his  men  in  full  view  of  the  British  army  and  navy. 

General  Gage  asked  his  counsellor  Willard,  "  Who  is  in  command 
of  the  Americans  ",  and  "  will  he  fight  "  ?  "  Yes,  sir  ",  replied  Wil- 
lard, "  he  is  an  old  soldier  and  will  fight  as  long  as  a  drop  of  blood 
remains  in  his  veins  ",  also  mentioning  that  it  was  his  own  brother- 
in-law,  William  Prescott.  "  The  works  must  be  carried ",  was 
Gage's  reply. 

Admiral  Graves  ordered  the  fleet  to  cease  their  fire,  but  a  battery 
of  six  guns  and  howitzers  on  Copp's  Hill  soon  joined  in  the  attack, 
which,  however,  did  little  damage,  except  to  deter  reinforcements 
from  reaching  Prescott  in  the  redoubt.  Cannon  balls  were  heated 
red-hot  and  a  hail  of  these  fell  on  Charlestown  and  set  it  on  fire. 

General  Gage,  contrary  to  the  advice  of  Generals  Clinton,  Howe 
and  Burgoyne,  determined  on  a  frontal  attack;  a  flank  attack  in 
the  rear  of  the  American  forces,  he  considered  too  dangerous  as  it 
placed  the  attackers  between  the  fire  of  the  redoubt  and  the  rein- 
forcements near  Charlestown  Neck.  At  noon  Gage  ordered  Major- 
General  Howe  and  Brigadier-General  Pigot  with  four  battalions, 
to  cross  over  to  Moulton's  Point  in  front  of  Breed's  Hill,  where  the 
Falcon  and  the  Lively  had  cleared  the  low  lands  at  the  shore  line. 

Four  battalions,  consisting  of  two  companies  of  grenadiers,  ten  of 
light  infantry,  and  some  field  artillery,  were  embarked  at  Long  Wharf 
and  the  North  Battery  in  barges  armed  with  cannon  at  their  prows, 
and  landed  at  Moulton's  Point  about  one  o'clock;  they  formed, 
but  waited  for  reinforcements  which  contained  more  light  infantry, 
grenadiers  and  a  battalion  each  of  land  forces  and  marines.  This 
whole  force  was  over  three  thousand  men.  General  Howe  went 
with  the  right  wing  to  cut  off  the  retreat,  and  General  Pigot  with  the 
left  wing  to  storm  the  redoubt;  and  at  three  o'clock  the  attack  be- 
gan. Generals  Burgoyne  and  Clinton  viewed  the  battle  from  Copp's 
Hill,  and  the  former,  after  Clinton  decided  to  share  in  the  fight,  took 
his  stand  in  the  belfry  of  the  tower  of  the  North  Church  of  Boston, 
from  where  the  light  of  inspiration  had  blazed  forth  for  the  midnight 
ride  of  Paul  Revere. 

The  English  troops  attacked  in  two  lines  without  any  cover,  and 
were  therefore  exposed  to  the  deadly  American  marksmen,  schooled 
in  the  art  of  hunting,  and  who  now  obeyed  the  advice  of  their  leaders, 
"  Wait  till  you  see  the  whites  of  their  eyes  ".  They  reserved  their 
fire  until  the  enemy  were  within  two  hundred  feet,  and  repulsed  them 
in  disorderly  consternation. 

This  fusillade,  instead  of  only  irregular  shots,  showed  the  British 
officers  that  the  work  before  them  was  a  genuine  battle,  instead  of  a 
riot;  with  the  usual  British  pluck,  they  made  a  second  charge  which 
came  within  one  hundred  feet  of  the  American  lines,  when  the  slaugh- 
ter was  so  terrific  that  it  also  was  repulsed  in  about  fifteen  minutes. 


546  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

But  the  English  troops  had  got  close  enough  to  overhear  an  incau- 
tious call  for  ammunition,  as  the  supply  in  the  provincial  ranks  was 
nearly  exhausted. 

At  this  period  of  the  fight,  four  hundred  fresh  British  marines 
were  hurried  over.  Charlostown  was  further  set  on  fire  by  General 
Pigot's  division,  a  brisker  cannonade  of  the  Neck  was  ordered  to 
prevent  aid  to  the  redoubt,  and  the  reinforcements  which  the  Ameri- 
cans brought  up  to  the  left  of  Prescott  were  now  fully  engaged  with 
no  prospect  of  passing  to  his  assistance.  General  Clinton  also  crossed 
over  to  the  aid  of  his  staggered  army. 

The  British  officers  were  now  furious  and  grim,  it  was  a  case  of 
conquer  or  go  home  humiliated;  their  generals  determined  on  a 
third  assault  to  be  delivered  with  more  caution.  The  troops  were 
ordered  to  set  aside  their  knapsacks  and  other  impediments,  to  move 
forward  in  column,  to  reserve  their  fire  and  rely  on  the  bayonet, 
to  deliver  their  attack  simultaneously  from  several  sides,  and  es- 
pecially to  concentrate  their  main  attack  on  the  weak  points  in  the 
redoubt  which  were  at  last  discovered,  and  to  advance  their  cannon 
to  a  point  where  the  breastwork  could  be  enfiladed. 

The  fortunes  of  the  day  were  thus  reversed. 

The  third  attack  advanced  with  little  opposition  to  within  fifty 
feet  of  the  redoubt,  where  it  met  a  feeble  fire  from  Prescott's  men, 
whose  ammunition  was  exhausted,  while  they  were  improperly 
armed  for  close  quarters.  With  a  cheer  the  British  rushed  the  short 
intervening  distance  and  mounted  and  carried  the  breastwork. 
Major  Pitcairn,  who  gave  the  first  order  to  fire  on  the  provincials  at 
Lexington,  was  one  of  the  foremost  to  scale  the  walls,  but  immediately 
fell  mortally  wounded. 

Prescott,  seeing  that  there  was  no  hope  of  making  a  stand,  ordered 
a  retreat  over  Charlestown  Neck,  which  movement  was  executed 
under  the  protection  of  Captain  Knowlton  and  his  men  at  the  Mystic 
River,  and  it  was  during  this  retreat  that  the  Americans  suffered 
most  of  their  casualties.  They  withdrew  orderly  to  Prospect  Hill, 
followed  by  the  British  to  Bunker's  Hill,  when  the  two  armies  en- 
trenched facing  each  other  again.  The  battle  was  over  before  six 
in  the  evening. 

Major-General  Joseph  Warren  joined  the  provincials  before  the 
fight,  to  show  that  the  leaders  were  willing  to  share  the  dangers  of 
the  men.  He  refused  the  command  tendered  by  Prescott,  and  was 
shot  in  the  head  and  killed  by  a  musket  ball  at  the  end  of  the  third 
assault. 

The  Americans  lost  one  hundred  and  forty  killed  and  two  hundred 
and  seventy-one  wounded,  and  thirty-six  missing.  The  British  suf- 
fered the  loss  of  thirty-five  officers  and  one  hundred  and  ninety-five 
men  killed,  and  one  hundred  and  twenty-two  officers  and  seven  hun- 
dred and  six  men  wounded. 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  547 

Congratulations  poured  in  on  Massachusetts  from  all  the  other 
American  Colonies.  Benjamin  Franklin  wrote  to  a  friend  in  Lon- 
don, "  Americans  will  fight,  England  has  lost  her  Colonies  for  ever  ". 
At  last  undiseipUned  farmers  had  braved  the  veteran  troops  of  Old 
England  in  the  protection  of  their  homes,  rights  and  liberties.  The 
courage  and  determination  displayed  by  the  immortal  band  of 
patriots  under  Prescott  could  be  matched  by  no  other  similar 
achievement  in  history,  while  the  fame  of  their  exploit  was  far  reach- 
ing and  bore  fruit  for  political,  industrial  and  social  justice  through- 
out the  world.  The  great  courage  of  the  English  was  all  that 
remained  to  sustain  their  spirit  to  prosecute  the  war.  The  19th  of 
April  1775  saw  the  birth  of  the  American  nation,  the  17th  of  June 
following  was  its  baptism. 

The  great  lesson  of  the  Battle  of  Bunker  Hill  consisted  in  demon- 
strating to  three  millions  of  colonists,  the  absolute  necessity  of  arm- 
ing and  fighting  for  national  independence,  and  the  proof  of  its  final 
establishment. 

Story's  statue  of  Prescott  at  Bunker  Hill  was  referred  to  by 
Robert  C.  Winthrop  in  these  terms: 

"  Prescott  stands  here  clad  in  the  light  banyan  coat  and  broad 
brimmed  hat  which  he  is  known  to  have  thrown  on  during  the  in- 
tense heat  of  the  day  in  exchange  for  the  more  stately  but  cumbrous 
uniform  in  which  he  marched  from  Cambridge  the  night  before  the 
battle." 

"  He  has  returned:  —  not  with  three  fresh  regiments  only,  as  he 
proposed,  but  with  the  acclamation  of  every  soldier  and  citizen." 

"  He  has  retaken  Bunker  Hill;  and  with  it,  the  hearts  of  all  who 
shall  be  gathered  upon  it,  generation  after  generation,  in  all  the  un- 
told centuries  of  the  future  "  (*). 

The  Battle  of  Bunker  Hill. 
(Extracts  from  a  song  said  to  be  written  by  a  British  Sergeant.) 

The  seventeenth  by  break  of  day. 

The  Yankees  did  surprise, 
With  their  strong  works  they  had  thrown  up. 

To  burn  the  town  and  drive  us. 
But  soon  we  had  an  order  come, 

An  order  to  defeat  them, 


(*)  Authorities  consulted :  —  Crafts'  History  of  the  United  States ;  Drake's 
History  and  Antiquities  of  Boston;  Richard  Frothingham's  History  of  the 
Siege  of  Boston;  Bunker  Hill  Memorial  Tablets,  printed  by  order  of  the 
Boston  City  Council  in  1889;  Cooper's  Histories;  Manuscript  by  Sarah 
Louisa  Guild  at  the  Boston  Athenaeum;  Card  Index  of  the  Boston  Public 
Library  under  the  heading  the  Battle  of  Bunker  Hill;  Journal  of  the  Pro- 
vincial Congress  of  Mass.,  pp.  661-758;  Old  Boston,  — An  American  His- 
torical Romance,  by  A.  De  Grasse  Stevens. 


548  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Like  rebels  stout,  they  stood  it  out, 

And  thought  we  ne'er  could  beat  them. 
About  the  hour  of  twelve  that  day 

An  order  came  for  marching, 
With  three  good  flints  and  sixty  rounds, 

Each  man  hoped  to  discharge  them. 
We  marched  down  to  the  Long-wharf, 

Where  boats  were  ready  waiting. 
With  expedition  we  embarked, 

Our  ships  kept  cannonading. 
And  when  our  boats  all  filled  were 

With  officers  and  soldiers, 
With  as  good  troops  as  England  had 

To  oppose,  who  dare  control  us. 
And  when  our  boats  all  filled  were, 

We  rowed  in  line  of  battle. 
The  showers  of  ball  like  hail  did  fly. 

Our  cannon  loud  did  rattle. 
The  Glasgow  frigate  cleared  the  shore, 

All  in  the  time  of  landing, 
With  her  grape  shot  and  musket  balls. 

No  rebels  could  withstand  them. 
Brave  WiUiam  Howe  on  our  right  wing. 

Cried,  boys,  fight  on  like  thunder; 
You  soon  will  see  the  rebels  flee, 

In  great  amaze  and  wonder. 
They  began  to  play  on  our  left  wing. 

Where  Pigot  he  commanded, 
But  we  returned  it  back  again, 

With  courage  most  undaunted. 
To  our  grape  shot  and  musket  balls, 

To  which  they  were  but  strangers. 
They  thought  to  come  with  sword  in  hand. 

But  soon  they  found  their  danger. 
But  our  conductor  he  got  broke 

For  his  misconduct  sure,  sir, 
The  shot  he  sent  for  twelve  pound  guns, 

Were  made  for  twenty-fours,  sir. 
There's  some  in  Boston  pleased  to  say, 

As  we  the  field  were  taking, 
We  went  to  kill  their  countrymen, 

While  they  their  hay  were  making. 
For  such  stout  whigs  I  never  saw. 

To  hang  them  all  I'd  rather. 
For  making  hay  with  musket  balls. 

And  buck-shot  mixed  together. 


Sedgwick  Masters 
1881- 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  549 

As  for  their  king,  John  Hancock, 

And  Adams,  if  they're  taken, 
Their  heads  for  signs  shall  hang  up  high. 

Upon  that  hill  called  Beacon. 

[Taken  from  the  pocket  souvenir  of  the  Bunker  Hill  Centennial, 
Boston,  June  seventeenth,  1875.] 


The  battle  of  Bunker  Hill  really  consoHdated,  broadened  out  and 
in  every  way  reformed  the  governing  principles  of  the  British  Em- 
pire. It  taught  their  leaders  of  imperiahsm  the  fallacy  of  attempting 
to  throttle  the  trade  of  their  dependencies,  the  evil  of  denying  to 
them  the  full  enjoyment  of  their  cherished  individual  and  collective 
privileges  established  by  their  leaders  and  exercised  for  generations, 
and  the  wisdom  of  permitting  colonies  to  handle  their  internal  affairs, 
especially  their  own  form  of  taxation.  This  principle  or  fundamen- 
tal truth  of  not  owning  a  distant  country  too  intimately  politically, 
taught  by  the  American  Revolution,  has  for  its  latest  harvest.  South 
Africa,  where  even  the  reins  of  government  have  been  released  to 
the  local  authorities,  and  almost  all  overseas  mihtary  occupancy 
has  been  removed,  leaving  only,  for  an  attachment  to  the  British 
Einpire,  mutual  love,  respect,  honor  and  good-will,  governmental 
economy  and  utility,  and  interdependent  protection  based  on  the 
recognition  that  the  highest  idealism  actuates  the  principals. 

The  shaft  at  Bunker  Hill,  Charlestown,  stands  as  a  testimonial  to 
American  valor  and  sense  of  justice,  and  to  the  other  nations  how 
not  to  govern  their  colonies. 

The  grandson  of  Colonel  William  Prescott,  the  son  of  Judge  Wil- 
liam Prescott,  the  celebrated  historian  William  Hickling  Prescott, 
forty-five  years  after  the  battle,  in  1820,  married  Susannah  Amory, 
the  granddaughter  of  Captain  John  Linzee,  and  daughter  of  Thomas 
Coffin  Amory  and  Hannah  Rowe  Linzee.  From  this  alliance  springs 
the  romance  of  the  crossed  swords  to  be  later  recorded. 

The  great -nephew  of  General  Joseph  Warren,  the  son  of  Dr.  John 
Collins  Warren,  leading  surgeon  of  Boston  in  his  times,  James  Sulli- 
van Warren,  seventy-one  years  after  the  battle,  in  1846,  married 
Elizabeth  Tilden  (Linzee)  Green,  the  granddaughter  of  Captain 
John  Linzee,  and  daughter  of  John  Inman  Linzee  and  Ehzabeth 
Tilden. 

The  grandson  of  the  patriot  Paul  Revere,  the  son  of  Joseph  War- 
ren Revere,  John  Revere,  seventy-three  years  after  the  battle,  in 
1848,  married  Susan  Tilden  Torrey,  the  daughter  of  John  Gore 
Torrey  and  Susan  Linzee  Tilden,  and  the  great  granddaughter  of 
Captain  John  Linzee  through  his  daughter  Susannah  Linzee  the 
wife  of  Joseph  Tilden. 


550  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

By  the  marriage  of  Grace  Linzee  (Revere)  Gross,  the  daughter  of 
John  Revere  and  Susan  Tilden  Torrey,  to  Sir  WilHam  Osier,  their 
son  Edward  Revere  Osier  is  heir  to  an  English  title  of  nobility. 

Immediately  after  the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill,  General  Gage  was 
under  the  necessity  of  sending  out  his  ships  of  war  in  search  of  food, 
to  feed  their  crews  and  his  troops  on  shore.  These  foraging  expedi- 
tions generally  seized  what  they  could  under  the  principle  of  de- 
ferred payment.  Captain  Linzee  of  the  Falcon  was  assigned  this 
duty,  and  his  ship  and  name  became  a  terror  along  the  coast  from 
Maine  to  New  York:  his  seizures  were  often  attended  with  fierce 
encounters,  in  which  his  tenders  and  barges  occasionally  met  their 
match  from  the  inhabitants  along  the  seaboard. 

On  the  5  Aug.  1775,  a  barge  load  of  his  men  was  driven  back  by 
an  ambuscade  on  Coffin's  Beach  in  Ipswich  Bay,  where  he  at- 
tempted to  gather  in  a  herd  of  sheep  grazing  in  the  vicinity. 

Three  days  later,  on  the  8  Aug.,  while  manceuvering  about  Cape 
Ann,  he  espied,  chased  and  captured  one  of  two  schooners  from  the 
West  Indies  bound  for  Salem,  Mass. ;  the  other  he  pursued  into  the 
harbor  of  Gloucester,  where  the  Falcon,  herself,  could  not  safely 
enter.  His  attempt  to  capture  the  escaped  schooner  by  barges  and 
the  captured  vessel  will  now  be  described  by  Captain  John  Linzee 
himself,  in  a  letter  written  by  him  to  Vice  Admiral  Graves. 

The  citizens  of  Gloucester  have  held  anniversaries  of  rejoicings  on 
their  successful  repulse  of  his  attack,  which  was,  to  say  the  least, 
hazardous  and  doubtful  of  success  from  the  very  commencement; 
but  "  nothing  ventured,  nothing  gained  ",  was  his,  should  be  and 
is  always  the  motto  in  war. 


From  the  Cape  Ann  Breeze,  Gloucester,  Mass.,  Thursday, 

October  17,  1901 

Truth  at  Last. 

Those  who  kept  in  reasonabty  close  touch  with  the  City  Council 
affairs  last  year  when  the  city  had  a  mayor  who  dared  to  voice  his 
individual  opinion  through  the  medium  of  a  veto  message  or  two, 
will  perhapsre  call  the  fact  that  His  Honor  put  his  foot  down  severely 
upon  the  matter  of  celebrating  the  125th  anniversary  of  the 
Linzee's  attack  upon  the  town,  giving  as  his  reasons  that  the  City 
Council  had  adopted  the  wrong  date  for  the  celebration.  In  his 
veto  message,  the  mayor  also  mildly  criticised  the  loose  manner 
in  which  orders  of  various  sorts  were  being  drawn  and  then  adopted 
without  due  consideration,  simply  because  some  one  member  of  the 
City  Council  so  requested. 

The  veto  was  one  of  the  few  which  was  not  overridden,  the  City 
Council  preferring  to  lay  the  order  "  on  the  table." 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  551 

In  the  interest  of  historical  accuracy  City  Clerk  Somes,  who  had 
been  among  the  first  to  suggest  that  a  celebration  be  held,  set  on 
foot  an  investigation  of  records  existing  at  various  points,  but  his 
quest  was  barren  of  results,  except  in  one  case.  At  London,  Eng- 
land, was  discovered  a  letter  written  by  Capt.  Linzee  in  which  was 
told  the  story  of  the  attack  upon  the  town  and  the  manner  in  which 
the  "  rebels  "  resisted  his  fire,  took  his  men  prisoners  and  confis- 
cated the  long  boat  and  other  property,  which  later  was  sold  for  the 
benefit  of  the  poor  of  the  town. 

The  discovery  of  this  letter  set  at  rest  all  doubt  upon  the  matter, 
and  proves  conclusively  that  Mayor  Merchant  was  right  in  his  claim 
that  Aug.  8th  should  be  the  day  of  celebration,  notwithstanding  the 
fact  that  the  Salem  Gazette,  a  few  days  after  the  fight  set  the  day  as 
Aug.  9,  while  other  authorities  have  claimed  Aug.  13th  as  correct. 

The  correspondence  upon  the  subject,  with  Capt.  Linzee's  letter, 
follows. 

Trafalger  Square;  W.  C, 

London,  9.  Nov.  1900. 
John  J.  Somes,  Esq., 
City  Clerk 
Gloucester 
Massachusetts 
Sir 

I  have  the  honor  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  letter  of  Oc- 
tober 27,  communicating  your  desire  to  ascertain  the  date  of  Lind- 
say's attack  upon  your  city  in  1775. 

The  date  was  8  August  1775.  My  vouchers  for  this  statement  are, 
Capt.  John  Linzee's  letter  (copy  enclosed)  from  the  Sloop  "  Falcon  " 
of  10  August  to  Vice  Admiral  Graves,  reporting  his  endeavor  to 
capture  two  schooners  and  his  attempt  to  set  fire  to  the  Town  of 
Cape  Ann.  This  letter  has  an  endorsement  on  the  back  of  its  last 
page. 

I  also  enclose  a  copy  of  one  paragraph,  being  the  only  paragraph 
on  the  subject  in  Vice  Admiral  Samuel  Graves'  letter  of  17  August 
1775,  8  pages,  on  various  subjects  connected  with  the  fleet  under  his 
command.  In  this  letter  the  Admiral  says  he  encloses  a  copy  of  the 
letter  from  Capt.  Linzee. 

In  the  Transcripts  herewith  spelling,  capitals,  abbreviations,  punc- 
tuations and  peculiarities  are  carefully  followed.  For  the  service 
in  searching  and  transcribing  these  papers  at  the  Public  Record 
OflBce,  Admiralty  Division  from  Vol.  167,  Nos.  15c  and  15b,  you 
may  if  you  please  send  me  seven  dollars  in  greenbacks, 

I  gratefully  acknowledge  the  compliment  that  J.  J.  Cartwright, 
Esq.,  FSA,  pays  me  in  commending  an  old  Vermonter  to  crack  this 
Massachusetts  nut.  Perhaps  I  may  remind  you  that  the  Record 
Office  has  no  detailed  index  of  its  great  mass  of  Admirals  Dispatches 


552  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

and  Captains  letters  and  hence  the  labour  in  searching  for  special 
subjects. 

I  have  the  honor  to  be,  Sir, 

Your  Obedient  Servant, 

(Signed)  F.  F.  Stevens,  F.S.A. 

R.  0.  Admiralty,  Vol.  167,  No.  15c. 

Falcon  in  Nantasket  Road, 

10  August  1775. 
Sir: 

I  beg  leave  to  inform  you  that  on  the  8th  instant,  cruizing  ofif 
Cape  Ann  in  His  Majesty's  Sloop  under  my  Command,  I  discovered 
two  schooners  under  sail  standing  for  the  shore,  I  made  sail  after 
them  and  very  soon  came  up  with  the  Stermost  and  detained  her, 
the  other  got  into  Cape  Ann  Harbour  whither  I  followed  on  my  an- 
choring the  same  day,  I  sent  Lieut.  Thornborough  with  the  Pin- 
nance,  Long  boat  and  Jolly  boat,  Mann'd  and  arm'd  in  order  to 
bring  the  Schooner  out,  the  Master  coming  in  from  sea  at  the  same 
time  in  a  small  tender  I  directed  him  to  go  and  assist  the  Lieutenant. 

When  the  Boats  had  passed  a  Point  of  Rocks  that  was  between  the 
Ship  and  Schooner  they  received  a  heavy  fire  from  the  Rebels  who 
were  hidden  behind  Rocks  and  Houses,  and  behind  Schooners 
aground  at  Wharfs,  but  notwithstanding  the  heavy  fire  from  the 
Rebels,  Lieut.  Thornborough  boarded  the  schooner  and  was  him- 
self and  three  Men  wounded  from  the  Shore.  On  the  Rebels  firing 
on  the  Boats,  I  fired  from  the  ship  into  the  Town,  to  draw  the  Rebels 
from  the  Boats,  I  very  soon  observed  the  Rebels  payed  little  atten- 
tion to  the  firing  from  the  Ship,  and  seeing  their  fire  continued  very 
heavy  on  the  Schooner  the  Lieutenant  had  boarded,  I  made  an  attempt 
to  set  fire  to  the  Town  of  Cape  Ann,  had  I  succeeded  in  —  I  flatter 
myself  would  have  given  the  Lieutenant  an  opportunity  of  bringing 
the  Schooner  off,  or  have  left  her  by  the  Boats  —  as  the  Rebels  at- 
tention must  have  been  to  the  fire  —  but  an  American,  part  of  my 
complement  (who  had  always  been  very  active  in  our  cause;  set 
fire  to  the  Powder  before  it  was  properly  placed,  our  attempt  to 
fire  the  Town  not  only  failed  but  one  of  the  Men  was  blowed  up, 
and  American  deserted,  a  second  attempt  was  made  to  set  fire  to 
the  Town  but  did  not  succeed,  the  Rebels  coming  to  the  Fort  obliged 
the  four  Men  to  leave  it.  I  then  began  a  second  time  to  fire  on  the 
Town  but  the  Houses  being  built  of  Wood  could  do  no  great  damage 
—  about  4  o'clock  in  the  afternoon  the  Lieutenant  was  brought  on 
board  under  Cover  of  the  Master's  fire  from  the  Schooner,  who  could 
not  leave  her.  All  the  boats  were  much  damaged  by  Shot,  and  lay 
on  the  side  of  the  schooner  next  the  Rebels  on  my  being  made  ac- 
quainted with  the  situation  of  the  Master,  I  sent  the  Prize  Schooner 
to  anchor,  a  head  of  the  Schooner  the  Master  was  in  and  veer  along- 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  553 

side  to  take  him  and  People  away,  who  were  very  much  exposed  to 
the  Rebels  fire,  but  from  want  of  an  Officer  to  send  in  her  it  was  not 
performed  the  Vessel  not  anchored  properly  —  and  as  I  apprehend 
the  Master  could  not  see  any  prospect  of  being  assisted,  and  a  heavy 
fire  from  the  Rebels  and  Numbers  coming  to  their  assistance,  de- 
livered himself  up  about  7  in  the  Evening  with  the  Gunner,  fifteen 
seamen,  Seven  Marines,  One  Boy,  and  ten  prest  Americans.  The 
Schooner  I  sent  in  to  assist  the  Master,  on  his  going  ashore  ran  in  and 
was  retaken  by  the  Rebels  I  am  inclined  to  think  the  Company  of 
the  Schooner  had  been  hid  and  took  the  opportunity  of  retaking 
the  Vessel  that  was  sent  to  assist  the  Master,  after  the  Master  was 
landed  I  found  I  could  not  do  him  any  good,  nor  distress  the  Rebels 
by  firing,  I  therefore  left  off.  On  this  occasion  the  Rebels  took  the 
Pinnance  Jolly  boat,  three  Swivels,  some  small  Arms,  and  two  small 
Anchors  with  one  Hawser,  that  was  to  wharp  the  Schooner  out  by. 
I  remained  at  anchor  till  the  following  Morning  and  then  Wharped 
out  in  order  to  proceed  to  this  Place. 

(Signed)  John  Linzee. 

Vice  Admiral  Graves. 

Endorsement. 

Captain  Linzee  of  the  Falcon  to  Vice  Admiral  Graves.     No.   1 
In  Vice  Admiral  Graves'  Letter  of  the  17th  Augt.  1775. 
In  Lords  of  the  Admiralty,  21  Sept.  1775. 
H.  O.  Admiralty,  Vol.  167,  No.  15b. 

A  few  sentences  from  Vice  Admiral's  letter  of  17  Aug. 

"  On  the  10th  instant  The  Falcon  anchored  in  Nantasket  Road, 
and  I  received  a  letter  from  Captain  Linzee  (a  Copy  of  which  is  in- 
closed) giuing  an  ecount  of  unsuccessful  attempt  to  take  a  large 
Schooner  in  Cape  Annee  Harbour  and  to  destroy  the  Town  and  that 
he  was  obliged  to  come  away,  with  the  loss  of  two  Boats  his  Master 
Gunner,  sixteen  seamen  and  seven  Marines  taken  Prisoners,  and  his 
Lieutenant  wounded." 


1642—1892. 

First  Church  —  250  Anniversary. 

Gloucester  Massachusetts. 

This  building  was  erected  in  1828,  on  the  site  of  the  old  Church 
which  had  been  occupied  for  nearly  one  hundred  years  previously. 
On  the  8**^  of  Aug.  1775  Capt.  Linzee,  of  the  English  Sloop-of-War 
Falcon,  having  been  despoiled  of  two  prizes  and  several  barges  of 
men  by  the  inhabitants  of  this  place,  bombarded  the  town,  making 
the  old  Church  his  principal  mark.  Several  shots  hit  the  church  and 
one  of  the  balls  found  embedded  in  a  timber  was  placed  in  the  wall 


554  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

where  it  had  entered  and  remained  there  until  the  old  building  was 
taken  down  to  give  place  to  the  new  and  present  Church.  The  ball 
was  preserved  and  afterwards  suspended  in  the  vestibule  of  the  new 
church. 

Above  is  a  copy  of  the  printed  framed  paper  on  the  wall  of  the 
Unitarian  Church  at  Gloucester,  where  the  ball  is  now  hanging. 
Sept.  25,  1905. 

John  W.  Linzee  (Sr.). 

The  First  Church  in  Gloucester,  Mass.,  was  gathered  in  1633, 
organized  in  1642  by  the  Rev.  Richard  Blynman,  and  the  present 
edifice  dedicated  the  25  Dec.  1828. 


Hist.  Manuscript  Comm.,  14th  Rep.,  Part  X,  Dartmouth,  :  357. 
Jo.  Irving  to  Sir  George  ColHer. 

1775,  August  20.  Somerset  at  Boston.  This  Town  still  remains 
block'd  up  by  Fifty  Thousand  Rebels  who  have  fortifyed  every 
Emminence  near  this  Town  and  for  twenty  miles  around  it.  The 
Rebels  in  forty  whale  Boats  with  500  Men  have  burnt  Cape  Ann 
Light  House  as  also  Boston  Light  House,  where  they  took  a  Party 
of  30  marines  and  killed  their  officer.  .  .  .  Captain  Linsey  of  the 
Falcon  has  miscarried  in  two  Skirmishes,  the  one  at  Dartmouth  near 
Rhode  Island,  the  other  at  Cape  Ann.  Is  in  hopes  of  being  ordered 
home  though  at  present  the  ship  is  under  orders  to  sail  for  Halifax. 

The  Naval  History  Society. 

The  Despatches  of  Moljmeux  Shuldham,  1775.  Edited  by  Robert 
Wilden  Neeser. 

(p.  8)  The  Slo.  Falcon  of  14  guns,  100  men,  under  Commander 
John  Linzee,  and  the  command  of  Vice  Adml.  Graves,  the  17  Aug. 
1775. 

(pp.  154,  201,  252,  264)  Sloop  Falcon,  Capt.  John  Linzee,  sup- 
posed to  be  cruizing  off  Cape  Fear  with  General  Clinton  on  board 
and  three  transports  with  troops  under  her  convoy,  22  Mar.  1776. 
Also  in  command  of  the  Falcon  in  July  1776  (p.  268). 

(James  Murray,  Loyalist,  p.  256)  The  Capt.,  Mrs.  Linzee  and 
children,  lately  returned  to  this  harbor,  all  are  well,  and  so  is  George 
[Inman]  now  an  ensign  in  the  17th  Regiment,  much  esteemed  in  the 
army  (Letter  from  James  Murray,  to  Elizabeth  Inman  second  wife 
of  Ralph  Inman.     Dated  New  York,  7  Nov.  1776). 

(p.  263)  In  June  19,  1777,  Mrs.  Linzee  lived  in  the  neighborhood 
of  Long  Island,  opposite  New  York. 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  555 

On  the  8  Aug.  1778,  the  Falcon,  commanded  by  Captain  John 
Linzee  at  the  Battle  of  Bunker  Hill  in  1775,  was  sunk  off  Newport, 
R.  I.,  to  prevent  her  capture  by  the  French  fleet  under  Admiral 
D'Estaing.  She  was  then  under  the  command  of  another  captain. 
She  has  never  been  raised  or  explored. 


Hist.  Manuscripts  Comm.,  14th  Rep.,  Part  X:450.  Intelligence. 

1777,  Dec.  24.  Off  Mud  Island,  Delaware  River,  and  1778,  Jan. 
20.,  New  York. 

Extracts  of  a  letter  from  J.  or  I.  C.  Considers  it  strange  that  the 
British  Army  should  have  done  so  little.  Interview  he  has  had  with 
his  friend  Capt.  John  Linzee  on  the  Pearl,  who  has  satisfied  him  con- 
cerning the  naval  operations  in  the  Delaware.  Remarks  that  it  is 
not  a  common  thing  for  refugees  to  receive  civilities  from  those  in 
office;  his  opinion  on  the  subject;  those  who  have  persevered  in 
their  loyalty  are  neglected,  not  being  thought  worthy  of  considera- 
tion. There  are  in  North  Carolina  more  Friends  to  Government 
than  in  the  whole  city  of  Philadelphia.  Clamour  caused  by  the 
paper  currency.  Sentiments  upon  the  rebelHon;  lenity  thrown 
away  on  this  people.  Expressions  of  Loyalty.  Endorsed :  Copy  of 
a  letter  from  I.  C.  to  his  Father. 

By  the  Commissioners  for  Executing  the  Office  of 
Lord  High  Admiral  of  Great  Britain  and  Ire- 
land &c.  And  of  all  His  Majesty's  Plantations, 
&c. 

To  Mr.  John  Linzee  hereby  appointed  Captain  of  His  Majesty's 
Ship  the  Pearl. 

By  Virtue  of  the  Power  and  Authority  to  Us  given,  We  do  hereby 
constitute  and  appoint  you  Captain  of  His  Majesty's  Ship  the  Pearl. 
Wilhng  and  requiring  you  forthwith  to  go  on  board  and  take  upon 
you  the  Charge  and  Command  of  Captain  in  her  accordingly ;  Strictly 
Charging  and  Commanding  all  the  Officers  and  Company  of  the 
said  Ship  to  behave  themselves  jointly  and  severally,  in  their  respec- 
tive Employments,  with  all  due  Respect  and  Obedience  unto  you 
their  said  Captain,  and  you  likewise  to  observe  and  execute  the 
General  Printed  Instructions,  and  such  Orders  and  Directions  as 
you  shall  from  time  to  time  receive  from  Us,  or  any  other  your  Su- 
perior Officers,  for  His  Majesty's  Service.  Hereof  nor  you  nor  any 
of  you  may  fail  as  you  will  answer  the  Contrary  at  your  Peril;  And 
for  so  doing  this  shall  be  your  Warrant:  Given  under  our  hands 
and  the  Seal  of  the  Office  of  Admiralty  this  Sixth  day  of  August  1779. 
In  the  Nineteenth  Year  of  His  Majesty's  Reign. 

[Seal,  of  initials,  and  two  blue  stamps,  one  and  sixpence  each]. 


556  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Confirminp;  one  given  by  the  R*:  Hon''''':  Lord 

Vise*:  Howe,  Coram*:  in  Chief  of  His  Maj*':  Ships 

&  Vessels  in  North  America,  dated  IG***:  February  1777. 

Sandwich 
By  Command  of  their  Lordships. 

Lisburne 
Php.  Stephens. 

R.  Man 

The  Royal  Navy,  by  Wm.  Laird  Clowes. 

(Ill:  406,  N.)  Capt  John  Linzee  was  in  command  of  the  Pearl 
of  32  guns  and  220  men,  under  Vice-Admiral  Lord  Howe  on  the  Eagle 
of  64  guns  and  522  men,  in  Howe's  cruise  to  hold  the  French  fleet 
under  Admiral  D'Estaing  in  American  waters. 

With  an  inferior  force,  Howe,  in  one  campaign,  saved  the  British 
fleet,  by  not  engaging  except  under  conditions  suitable  to  himself, 
and  protected  the  city  of  New  York  and  portions  of  the  State  of 
Rhode  Island,  where  the  British  army  was  divided  between  these 
two  posts  and  dependent  for  their  position  upon  the  sea.  This  was 
an  achievement  unsurpassed  in  the  annals  of  naval  defensive  war- 
fare. 

(Ill:  520)  Capt.  John  Linzee  (not  in  the  action)  of  the  Santa 
Monica  of  36  guns,  was  with  the  British  fleet  under  Admiral  Sir 
George  Brydges  Rodney  in  the  line  of  battle  of  the  12  Apr.  1782, 
against  the  French  Admiral  De  Grasse. 

(IV:  112)  Jan  21,  1782.  The  Santa  Monica,  Capt.  John  Linzee 
of  36  guns  was  wrecked  off  Tortola. 

[Evidently  the  Santa  Monica  escaped  destruction  by  shipwreck, 
if  she  was  in  the  fleet  with  Rodney,  in  Apr.  1782]. 

From  family  tradition,  Captain  John  Linzee  was  in  command  of 
the  Pearl  on  the  9  Nov.  1777,  and  was  present  in  a  naval  engagement 
on  the  Delaware  River,  his  wife  being  on  board  during  the  action. 

In  1779  he  was  at  the  island  of  the  Barbadoes  with  his  wife,  where 
his  fourth  child  was  born;  he  then  returned  to  England,  and  resided 
at  No.  8  Great  George  Street  Plymouth  with  his  family  from  1781 
to  1788,  but  it  is  certain  that  he  saw  some  active  service  during  this 
interval,  as  shown  by  the  account  of  Wm.  Laird  Clowes. 

Captain  Linzee  [probably  John],  late  of  the  Thetis,  who  lost  his 
ship  in  going  to  the  defence  of  St.  Lucia.  (Navy  Records  Soc, 
Letters  of  Sir  Samuel  Hood,  edited  by  David  Hannay,  p.  23). 

Captain  John  Linzee  commanded  His  Majesty's  Ship  the  Penelope 
from  4  Dec.  1788  to  1791-2.  On  the  9  Sept.  1790,  he  sailed  with 
her  into  the  harbor  of  Boston,  Mass.,  and  there  fired  probably  the 


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first  salute  in  New  England  waters  to  the  flag  of  the  United  States 
of  America.  He  then  sailed  for  Halifax  in  1791,  after  recovering 
from  a  severe  illness,  but  he  returned  to  Boston  in  Feb.  1792,  when 
the  death  of  his  wife  in  Oct.  of  that  year,  caused  him  to  resign  from 
the  British  Navy  and  to  settle  permanently  in  America.  The  Penel- 
ope was  the  last  man-of-war  commanded  by  him.  His  sons  Samuel 
Hood  Linzee  and  John  Inman  Linzee  were  with  him  during  the  salute 
in  Boston  harbor.  The  elder  son  remained  in  the  British  Navy,  and 
returned  to  England  in  1791  to  follow  his  naval  career;  but  the 
younger  son  resigned  from  the  navy  with  his  father  and  went  to 
school  in  Boston. 

In  1793,  Joseph  Tucker  of  Dartmouth,  Co.  Bristol,  sued  Captain 
John  Linzee  for  non-payment  for  sheep,  taken  by  Linzee  on  the  1 
May  1775  for  the  use  of  the  British  navy,  this  debt  was  paid  by  Cap- 
tain Linzee  out  of  his  own  private  purse,  and  there  is  no  evidence  that 
he  was  ever  reimbursed  on  this  account  by  the  English  government. 

In  1794,  his  wife's  aunt  Hannah  Rowe  appeared  to  be  displeased 
with  him  on  account  of  his  occupancy  of  her  Essex  Street  mansion 
in  Boston,  but  this  disagreement  was  of  short  duration,  as  the  love 
and  affection  between  Mrs.  Rowe  and  Captain  John  Linzee  and  his 
children  existed  through  life  and  found  a  lasting  expression  in  the 
distribution  of  her  property  by  her  will.  He  retired  to  Milton, 
Mass.,  where  he  resided  in  a  house,  still  in  existence,  not  far  from 
the  present  bridge  over  the  Neponset  River. 

Captain  John  Linzee's  death  in  1798  was  a  sad  blow  to  his  mother- 
less children,  but  their  great-aunt  Mrs.  Hannah  Rowe  cared  for 
them  as  her  own. 

Letter  from  Hannah  Rowe  to  Mrs.  Smith,  afterward  Mrs. 

Ralph  Inman. 

Boston  March  3rd  1770 
Madam 

I  take  the  earlyest  opportunity  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your 
favour  by  Capt.  Cazneau,  the  Black  seal  surprized  me  at  first  but 
soon  recollected  &  with  impatience  broke  it  open  expecting  the  pleas- 
ure to  hear  some  account  of  your  health  but  not  a  word  did  your 
Ladyship  think  fit  to  say  about  it  your  partiality  for  your  freinds 
I  know  often  made  you  Neglect  yourself  but  considering  the  bad 
health  you  was  in  when  you  left  Boston  notwithstanding  the  air  of 
triump  you  asumed  at  going  away  must  cost  your  freinds  great 
anxiety  was  it  not  unkind  not  to  mention  a  word  about  it  I  leave 
your  honest  heart  to  Judge  the  first  part  of  your  Letter  can  answer 
so  suitable  as  your  own  as  a  repetition  will  not  be  agreeable  beg  you 
will  accept  my  most  Gratefull  thanks  for  the  many  Instances  of 
freindship  I  have  received  from  you  &  for  this  Last  proof  in  particu- 
lar when  you  say  you  have  long  been  convinced  of  my  partiaUty  for 


558  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

you  &  ever  admired  my  freedom  of  conversation  &  tho  silent  asure 
me  you  have  a  Just  sence  of  it  but  you  are  to  remember  you  are  the 
only  woman  I  could  take  such  freedom  with  could  wish  however  you 
had  not  been  so  silent  till  you  had  got  a  thousand  Leagues  off  how- 
ever expect  you  will  make  amends  by  telling  me  in  next  that  you 
have  Recovered  your  health  seen  all  j^our  freinds  &  intend  coming 
back  with  the  Worthy  Capt  I  have  many  Reasons  to  urge  your 
return  soon  some  you  may  Guess  one  I  will  tell  is  that  there  will  be 
a  French  war  soon  think  it  would  be  imprudent  to  run  the  risque 
of  being  Carried  to  France. 

You  flatter  yourself  I  will  Induldge  you  to  hear  of  mine  &  famialys 
health  we  are  thank  God  all  well  at  present  I  had  the  misfortune  to 
sprain  my  ankle  in  attempting  to  Jump  out  of  a  Chaise  which  Con- 
fined above  two  months  for  which  reason  shall  never  affect  being  so 
young  again. 

Mr  Rowe  &  Suky  desires  there  Compliments  to  you  Mr  Inman 
begs  I  give  him  leave  to  inclose  a  Card  a  favour  I  could  not  refuse 
him  wish  it  may  meet  a  better  fate  then  the  Marlborough  one  Tomy 
hooper  has  been  very  ill  is  a  little  better  at  present  Mrs  hooper  is 
well  she  has  received  a  Letter  from  Mrs  Spence  says  she  is  very 
happy  only  wants  a  little  more  society  poor  girl  I  much  fear  she  will 
find  many  more  wants  before  the  Winter  is  over  Mr  Gould  affairs 
are  not  settled  tho  he  is  Carrying  on  the  pot  &  pearl  ash  with  great 
industery  Mr  L  has  promist  to  suply  him  with  money  for  that  pur- 
pose his  eldest  Daughter  is  married  to  Mr  John  Brimmer  I  must 
not  omit  to  inform  you  that  Colonel  Murray  is  married  to  Miss 
Debby  Brindly  so  there  can  be  no  danger  from  that  quarter  I  assure 
you  Boston  is  become  very  polite  here  is  routs  once  a  fortnight 
there  has  been  three  already  two  of  the  nights  was  remarkably  stormy 
in  which  a  Lady  of  our  Acquaintance  came  from  Brushill  in  a  open 
slay  to  go  to  one  I  have  a  great  many  things  to  tell  you  but  are 
come  almost  to  the  end  of  my  paper  Believe  by  this  time  you  are 
ready  to  think  I  shall  never  Conclude  at  all  pray  make  my  compli- 
ments to  Dr  Murray  Mrs  Barclay  I  am  Dear  Madam  your  most 
Mr  &  Mrs  Troutbeek  obt  humble  Sert 

Mr  &  Mrs  Gould  desires  Hannah  Rowe 

there  Compliments  to  you 


Letter  from  Susanna  Inman  to  Miss  Lucy  Flucker,  (afterward 

Mrs.  Knox). 

To  Lucy  Flucker 

I  thank  you  my  dear  Lucy  for  writeing  me  a  few  lines  which  has 
raised  my  Spirits  a  littel  for  indeed  my  dear  they  are  quit  Sunk. 
I  am  Surprised  to  here  Capt.  Linzee  has  not  been  to  your  house. 
3'^ou  know  my  dear  Garl  I  Expected  he  would  Come  here  &  drink 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  559 

tea  a  Sunday  Afternoon  but  he  did  not  come  &  I  gave  over  his  Com- 
ing, but  about  8  Clock  he  Came  but  beUve  me  my  dear  we  had  not 
an  opportunity  to  Speak  one  word  to  each  other:  he  was  here  again 
a  monday  morning  but  my  Aunt  forbid  my  going  down  to  see  him  & 
poor  unhappy  I  was  obhged  to  obay,  O  my  dearest  friend  how  hard 
it  is  to  be  deprived  of  Seeing  those  we  love,  &  he  dined  here  a  Tues- 
day but  my  Aunt  &  I  whent  out  in  the  Afternoon  &  I  have  not  Seen 
him  Since  for  we  whent  to  Cambridge  yesterday  &  my  Aunt  took  it 
in  her  head  to  leave  me  their  all  night  on  purpose  I  Sopose  that  papa 
Should  talk  to  me  about  a  Certain  affair  which  he  did  as  we  Came  to 
town  this  morning.  O  my  dear  Garl  I  Long  to  See  you  to  Ask  your 
Advice  I  dont  know  what  to  do  I  will  tell  you  the  particulars  when  I 
See  you  but  Ah  my  friend  I  dont  Expect  to  go  &  See  you  I  never  shall 
go  out  now  but  with  my  Aunt.  I  write  to  you  the  other  day  but 
you  was  out  of  town  their  is  all  the  Capts.  of  the  navay  &  Col.  Dal- 
rumple  &  I  dont  know  who  all  is  agoing  to  dine  here  to  morrow  Capt 
L  I  belive  but  if  he  does  I  Shant  dare  Speak  to  him  ray  dearest  Lucy 
adioe  &  belive  me  to  be  ever  your 

Affectionet  friend  till  death 

S.  L 
burn  this 

Letter  from  Joseph  Willard  to  John  Inman  Linzee. 

Boston  June  1  1858 
My  dear  Mr.  Linzee 

I  send  you  this  interesting  little  relic  of  your  mother,  which  no 
one  can  appreciate  equally  with  yourself.  It  gives  me  great  pleas- 
ure to  have  this  opportunity.  As  time  recedes,  we  seize  with  more 
and  more  of  fond  affection  every  memorial  that  connects  us  with 
beloved  parents  and  friends  who  have  gone  to  their  rest. 

This  letter  of  a  pleasant  girl  written  to  her  most  intimate  friend, 
who  was  so  soon  to  experience  like  adverse  circumstances  from  father 
and  mother,  only  shows  how  futile  are  all  bars  and  oppositions  when 
the  "  young  folks  "  are  determined. 

With  the  kindest  regards  from  Mrs.  Willard  and  myself  to  Mrs. 
Linzee  and  your  daughter  as  well  as  to  yourself 

I  remain 

Faithfully  yours 

Joseph  Willard 
Mr.  John  Linzee 
Boston 

This  letter  of  Joseph  Willard  was  sent  to  my  father  and  contained 
one  from  his  mother  to  her  intimate  friend  Lucy  Flucker,  who  mar- 
ried General  Knox  of  the  American  forces.  (Statement  by  John 
William  Linzee.) 


560  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 


Letter  from  Susannah  Linzee  to  her  stepmother 
Mrs.  Ralph  Inman. 

For  Mrs.  Inman  at  Cambridge  near  Boston. 

London  November  28  1772 
My  Dear  Mama. 

As  you  have  been  in  this  great  City  I  think  you  cannot  be  Sur- 
prised at  my  teUing  you  That  I  do  not  Hke.,  had  I  a  fortune  Large 
Enough  To  Support  me  here  in  the  greatest  Splendor  &  to  See  Every 
thing  that  is  worth  seeing,  I  would  not  live  in  London.  —  a  polite 
Life  dear  Madam  would  not  do  For  me.  they  never  pretend  to 
breakfast  till  11  o'Clock.  Never  think  of  Dinner  till  Candle  Light. 
You  may  Sopose  it  is  very  Late  before  bed  time,  in  short  Day  Is 
turned  in  to  night  &  night  into  Day.  Since  I  Wrote  my  Aunt's 
Letter  we  are  removed  From  Mr.  Lane's  House  to  Lodgeing.  for 
notwithstanding  Mr.  Lane's  great  Civility  to  us.  our  being  their 
could  not  but  be  very  Illconvenient  bouth  to  him  and  us.  his  house 
is  but  small  And  when  Mrs.  Lane  comes  to  town  his  Family  will  be 
Large.  &  as  Capt  Linzee  thought  it  would  be  very  Uncertain  how  long 
we  should  remain  in  town  as  he  Must  have  Stayed  till  the  arrival  of 
Lord  Sandwich  He  thought  it  was  best  to  take  Lodgeings  Mr.  Lane 
Did  not  like  our  leaving  his  house,  he  has  been  very  Kind  &  I  shall 
allways  Acknowledge  it.,  we  are  Ln  Exceeding  good  Lodgeings  &  in 
a  good  part  of  the  town,  my  Lord  Sandwich  Came  to  town  last 
Tuesday  therefore  we  shall  not  Stay  many  Days  here,  as  soon  as 
Capt.  Linzee  Has  seen  him  we  shall  leave  London.  &  I  beheve  it  will 
Be  next  Tuesday,  we  shall  first  go  &  Spend  a  few  Days  with  my 
Uncle  George  Inman.  &  then  Proceed  To  Plymouth,  where  I  do 
not  doubt  of  spending  a  Very  agreeable  Winter.  &  what  will  make 
it  more  so  is  The  pleasing  Expectation,  I  hope  to  have  of  going  to 
America  in  the  Spring  the  thoughts  of  that  will  Make  every  thing 
here  agreeable  &  Cleaver.  I  want  Nothing  Dear  Mama  to  make 
me  more  happy  But  a  sight  of  my  Dear  Friends,  till  I  left  them  / 
did  not  know  how  much  I  loved  them  &  may  I  Hope  it  is  the  same 
with  them,  should  my  being  from  Them  make  me  less  Dear  to  them 
it  would  make  Me  more  unhappy  than  they  can  Imagine,  please 
To  tell  my  Dear  George  &  Sally  that  they  must  Excuse  my  writing 
to  them  from  London  as  I  really  have  not  time,  their  Letter  will  be 
of  a  very  Old  date  as  they  was  wrote  before  I  left  Portsmouth,  / 
almost  begin  to  Despair  of  ever  hearing  from  Boston  when  I  heard 
the  Sultanna  Scooner  was  Arrived.  I  did  hope  to  have  Letters,  but 
was  Disappointed  But  that  I  hope  will  not  be  the  Case  again.  I 
Shall  now  Conclude  this  Letter  with  beging  you  to  Give  my  Sincere 
regards  to  Miss  Murry's  &  miss  Day  not  forgeting  Good  Mrs. 
Hooper  who  I  hope  Is  now  very  happy  with  Mr.  Palmer,  may  she 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  561 

Long  be  so  for  she  is  very  Deserving  of  it.  pray  Give  my  Affectionate 
Love  to  George  &  Sally  &  believe  me  to  be  Dear  Madam  with  great 
respect 

Your  Dutyfull  &  Obliged  Daughter 

Susaanah  Lin  zee 
P.  S.     Remember  me  to  Mrs.  Ashley 
London  Chancery  Street 

Note :  —  All  words  in  itaUcs  began  a  line  in  the  original  letter, 
which  also  had  an  indistinct  seal  in  red  wax,  whose  outline  was  dif- 
ferent from  those  on  the  letters  of  March  28,  1773  and  April  28,  1773. 


Letter  from  Susannah  Linzee  to  her  stepmother 
Mrs.  Ralph  Inman. 

Mrs.  Inman  at  Cambridge  near  Boston  New  England 

Plymouth  Dock  March  28  1773 
My  ever  Dear  Mama, 

Permit  me  to  return  you  my  Sincere  thanks  for  your  kind  Letter, 
which  I  have  received  with  the  greatest  pleasure,  I  will  if  Possible 
describe  to  you  my  Behaveiour  at  the  Receipt  of  those  kind  Letters, 
which  gives  me  so  much  Satisfaction,  it  was  the  twenty  second  day 
of  this  month,  (which  I  dare  say  my  Friends  rememberd  was  my  birth 
day),  it  was  about  Eight  oclock  in  the  morning  an  hour  that  the 
family  general  goes  to  breakfast.  Imagine  Dear  Madam  what  must 
be  my  joy  when  the  Servant  came  in  with  a  great  bundle  of  Letters 
and  said  they  was  from  Boston.  I  had  hardly  patients  to  wait  till 
they  was  oppend,  but  with  a  trembUng  hand  &  eyes  streeming  with 
tears  of  joy  ran  to  my  Chamber  &  there  was  I  for  several  hours 
reading  the  dear  Epistles,  but  you  would  have  Laught  my  dear 
Mama  had  you  seen  me  for  I  first  took  up  one  Letter  &  read  it  half 
through  then  took  up  another  &  so  on,  but  how  shall  I  Express  my 
feeUngs  when  reading  my  dear  Papa  &  Aunt's  Letter,  every  word  was 
so  Affectionate  that  I  would  have  given  the  world  to  have  been  near 
them  that  I  might  on  my  knees  have  thanked  them  for  their  Good- 
ness to  me,  but  I  will  by  my  Behaveiour  Endeavour  to  deserve  it. 

You  tell  me  in  your  kind  Letter  not  to  preswade  Capt.  Linzee  to 
Settle  in  England,  no  my  dear  Mama  depend  upon  it  I  shall  not,  for 
though  I  like  my  Friends  here  &  Indeed  have  all  the  reason  in  the 
world  so  to  do,  yet  it  is  with  you  &  my  dear  Father,  Uncle,  Aunt, 
Brother  &  Sister,  that  I  wish  to  Settle  with  &  I  cannot  help  Indulg- 
ing myself  with  the  pleasing  Expectation  that  we  shall  one  day  or 
other  set  our  selvs  down  at  Boston  or  Cambridge,  my  dear  Capt. 
Linzee  often  gives  me  these  hopes,  hopes  that  I  am  willing  to  In- 
dulge, &  as  he  loves  my  Friends  as  well  as  he  does  his  own,  &  likes 


562  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

America  much  better  then  he  does  England,  I  think  I  may  Indulge 
myself  without  much  fear  of  a  Disappointment. 

I  am  my  dear  Mama  very  uneasy  about  that  Complaint  of  my 
Aunt's  I  know  of  no  one  that  can  have  more  Influence  on  her  then 
you,  use  my  dear  Madam,  your  utmost  power,  to  perswade  her  to 
take  some  good  Advice,  get  her  as  much  as  possible  out  in  the  Coun- 
try, I  wish  she  would  ride  a  horseback  for  her  Friends  sake  as  well 
as  her  own,  she  ought  to  take  care  of  herself.  Indeed  mama  I  never 
knew  till  since  I  left  her  how  dear  she  is  to  me,  I  am  happy  to  hear 
my  Uncle's  Leg  is  got  well  again.  I  was  afraid  it  would  Confine  him 
a  long  time,  when  we  are  from  our  Friends,  we  are  much  more 
anxious  about  them,  then  if  we  was  with  them,  experience  tells  me 
this,  &  I  am  certain  to  Lose  a  Friend  &  to  be  absent  from  them, 
would  be  a  double  sorrow,  what  pleasure  do  you  give  me  when  you 
tell  me  my  dear  Papa  is  happy,  may  it  be  Uninterrupted,  who  my 
dear  Mama  deserves  to  be  happy,  without  it  is  those  who  Endeav- 
ours to  make  everj'-  one  Else  so,  that  you  know  was  always  my  Papa's 
Study,  —  I  find  my  brother  George  is  still  with  my  Aunt.  I  doubt 
not  but  his  Amiable  temper.  &  good  Behaveiour,  will  Endear  him  to 
all  his  Friends,  that  it  may  is  my  Earnest  wish,  this  I  am  certain 
that  his  love  for  his  dear  Parents  &  Friends,  will  make  him  do  all 
in  his  power  to  make  them  happy,  as  to  my  dear  Sally,  if  she  Im- 
proves in  every  thing  as  she  does  in  her  writeing,  she  will  be  what 
her  Friends  wishes  her,  &  I  dare  say  she  does,  tell  her  my  dear  Mama, 
not  to  hang  her  Lip,  because  I  did  not  write  her  a  long  Letter,  but 
I  intend  it  soon.  —  I  find  my  Friend  Sally  Gould  has  been  to  spend 
a  few  days  with  you,  she  is  a  Good  Girl,  I  have  a  Sincere  regard  for 
her.  I  was  very  Glad  when  I  heard  Betcy  Murry  was  staying  at 
Cambridge  as  I  know  Sally  will  be  very  happy  with  her,  please  to 
give  my  Love  &  good  wishes  to  her.  I  intend  writeing  to  her  by 
the  mast  Ship  Capt  Brown,  who  sails  from  Portsmouth  for  America, 
the  begining  of  May,  by  him  I  shall  answer  the  young  Ladies  obigeing 
Letter  had  I  time  I  would  by  this  Packet.  Capt.  Linzee  desires 
his  best  Love  to  you,  George  &  sally  he  writes  to  my  Papa  &  to 
George  if  he  has  time,  you  will  see  by  my  Aunt's  letter  that  he  has 
been  ill,  but  he  is  thank  God  geting  better,  his  Father  &  Sisters 
sends  their  Love  &  Good  wishes  to  you  &  all  the  family.  I  am  with 
great  respect  dear  Mama 

Your  Affec°"^*^  Daughter 

Susan*»  Linzee 

On  another  paper  is  a  continuation  of  the  above  letter,  for  on  the 
back  of  said  paper  Capt.  Linzee's  writing  calls  it  "  Mrs.  S.  Linzee's 
Letter  March  28  1773." 

I  have  just  heard  that  Capt.  Brown  in  the  Mast  Ship  has  put  in 
here  for  Governer  Pen  who  is  going  out  Passinger  to  New  York,  as 


THE  LINZEE    FAMILY.  563 

Capt.  Brown  is  well  known  to  bouth  my  Uncle  &  Papa.  I  shall  give 
him  Letters  to  all  my  Friends.  I  thought  by  this  time  he  was  half 
way  to  America  as  he  wrote  Capt.  Linzee  that  he  should  sail  in  May. 
Indeed  you  will  see  by  my  letters  that  whent  in  the  may  Packet  that 
I  intended  to  send  them  by  him,  but  Capt.  Linzee  thought  they 
would  be  received  as  soon  as  if  they  whent  by  him.  as  the  above 
mentioned  Governer  Pen  is  not  here  yet  it  is  uncertain  how  long  he 
will  wait  for  him,  but  I  shall  take  care  &  get  all  my  Letters  ready. 

adieu  my  Dear  Mamma 

Yours  S,  L. 
Capt  Linzee  Joins  in  love  &  Duty  to  you. 

Note :  —  The  last  paper  is  the  wrapper  of  the  previous  letter  and 
has  a  seal  of  black  wax.  This  seal  is  destroyed  in  its  upper  section, 
the  lower  section  is  intact  and  has  a  small  standing  lion,  same  as  a 
lion  rampart,  in  a  field  of  arrowheads,  or  crosses,  or  ermine.  To 
the  left  in  the  border  is  an  eight-pointed  star.  The  border  consists 
of  a  scroll.  It  is  evident  that  this  shield  is  the  bottom  of  a  crest  on 
another  letter,  dated  Plymouth  Dock  Apr.  28,  1773. 


Letter  from  Susannah  Linzee  to  her  stepmother 
Mrs.  Ralph  Inman. 

For  Mrs.  Inman  at  Cambridge  near  Boston  New  England. 

Plymouth  Dock  April  28  1773 
My  ever  Dear  Mamma, 

I  am  afraid  you  will  begin  to  think  me  a  very  troublesome  Cor- 
respondent, but  in  truth  I  had  rather  you  should  entertain  such  an 
opinion  of  me  then  be  thought  wanting  in  that  love  and  respect  which 
is  due  to  one  who  I  shall  ever  Honour  as  an  own  Mother,  and  such 
my  Dear  Madam,  shall  I  ever  look  upon  you  .  .  .  next  Month  we 
shall  look  out  for  Capt  Jacobson  who  I  hope  to  see  as  soon  as  he 
arrives,  that  I  may  make  Inqires  about  all  my  dear  Friends.  In- 
deed that  is  not  the  only  pleasure  I  expect,  for  I  am  certain  all  my 
friends,  will  write  me  by  him,  that  is  Enough  to  make  me  Impatient 
for  his  arrival,  .  .  .  what  whould  I  give  if  you  was  all  in  England 
now  to  see  how  Beautiful  every  thing  looks  Especially  the  Country. 
I  whent  the  other  day  to  the  most  delightfull  place  I  ever  saw  in 
my  Life,  every  person  who  knows  any  thing  of  the  west  Country, 
must  have  heard  of  Mount  Edgcumbe  the  seat  of  my  Lord  Edg- 
cumbe  it  is  not  for  such  a  pen  as  mine  to  describe  the  beauties  of 
that  place  the  Parks,  the  Groves,  the  Grottos,  the  Gardens,  the 
walks,  are  all  beyond  Imagination,  but  I  shall  say  no  more  of  it  at 
present,  I  hope  my  dear  Mamma  will  Excuse  the  shortness  of  this 
letter,  as  I  have  nothing  more  worth  trobleing  her  with,  the  whole 


564  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

family  send  their  love  &  best  wishes  to  you,  please  to  give  mine  to 
all  the  Girls.  &  all  that  Inquire  after  me  I  am  my  ever  Dear  Mamma 
with  great  respect. 

Your  affectionate  Daughter 

S.  Linzee 

Note:  —  On  the  back  of  this  letter,  where  the  address  is  written, 
there  is  a  crest  or  seal  on  black  wax.  Crest  a  griffin's  head  with  a 
curved  beak  and  a  slightly  protruding  tongue,  below  a  blank  space, 
at  the  lower  edge  of  which,  with  a  magnifying  glass,  a  faint  impres- 
sion occurs  of  a  lion  rampart,  same  as  on  seal  of  letter  dated  Ply- 
mouth Dock  March  28  1773.  To  the  left  in  the  same  position  as 
in  the  other  seal  is  an  eight-pointed  star  in  the  border  or  scroll.  The 
border  is  a  handsome  scroll  extending  around  the  base  and  the  two 
sides. 


Letter  from  Susannah  Linzee  to  Miss  Sally  Inman. 

Pounds  June  26th  1773 
For  Miss  Sally  Inman 
My  ever  Dear  Sister 

With  what  pleasure  do  I  resume  my  pen  to  thank  my  dear  Sally 
for  her  affectionate  letter  dated  April  14th  which  I  received  with  the 
same  pleasing  Satisfaction  that  I  always  do  when  I  hear  of  the  well 
being  of  a  sister  whom  I  sincerely  love  &  one  who's  Happiness  I  have 
as  much  at  heart  as  mine  own.  As  you  my  Dear  Girl  are  well  con- 
vinced of  my  regard  for  you  it  is  easyer  for  you  to  Imagine  when  I 
describe  the  joy  it  gives  me  to  hear  from  all  my  Friends  of  the  Im- 
provement you  make  in  your  writeing,  reading,  sifering  &"  continue 
my  dear  girl  as  you  have  begun,  how  happy  will  it  make  our  Dear 
Dear  Friends  consider  this  my  Dear  Amiable  Sally  &  strive  to  please 
the  best  of  parents  by  your  ready  obedience  to  do  what  ever  is  their 
will  &  pleasure,  then  will  you  find  a  Satisfaction  within  yourseK. 
Ah  my  Dear  what  an  inexpressable  pleasure  wiU  it  be  to  you  some  few 
years  hence  if  you  can  say  to  yourself  I  have  never  once  offended 
my  father  nor  my  mother  nor  yet  one  of  my  friends.  I  am  con- 
vinced no  one  can  be  truly  happy  that  ever  did.  I  my  Dearest  sis- 
ter have  only  one  thing  to  reflect  upon  myself  &  even  that  gives  me 
the  greatest  Concern  &  that  is  I  always  was  too  reserved  to  Papa  to 
my  Aunt  when  with  them  I  seldom  entered  into  Conversation  &  what 
was  it  from  (youll  say)  believe  me  not  from  want  of  Affection  for  I 
never,  never  wanted  for  that  tho'  I  did  not  show  it  in  the  manner  I 
ought  to  have  done  &  I  entreat  you  my  sweet  Girl  not  to  do  the  same, 
on  the  contrary.  Communicate  your  most  secret  thoughts  to  you 
Dear  Father,  Mother,  or  Aunt,     your  affection  for  them  must  be 


i 


John  Inman  Linzee 

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THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  565 

Equal  therefore  it  is  of  no  Consequence  which  you  make  your  Con- 
fident treat  them  my  Sally  more  like  Companions  then  any  thing 
Else,  be  always  ChearfuU  &  happy  when  in  their  company  as  I  am 
sure  I  shall  be  when  I  return  to  them  again,  that  it  may  be  next 
sunmier  is  my  most  Earnest  wish,  with  what  inexpressable  joy  shall 
I  fly  to  the  arms  of  my  beloved  Friends  who  I  have  no  reason  to 
doubt  will  receive  me  with  equal  pleasure.  —  I  join  with  you  my 
Dear  in  thinking  Capt  Montagu  very  impertinent  to  ask  you  such 
a  question  at  the  concert  as  he  did.  I  Suppose  it  was  only  by  the 
way  of  saying  something  to  you.  —  I  find  you  have  not  yet  begun  to 
Learn  upon  the  Spinnit  but  I  Imagin  you  will  this  Summer,  dont 
my  dear  do  as  your  sister  did  before  you  after  having  learnd  some 
time  to  neglect  it.  I  hope  you  will  Emprove  in  that  as  you  do  in 
every  thing  Else.  I  am  much  pleased  with  your  Letters  for  tho' 
short  I  think  them  Cleaver.  Continue  my  Dear  Girl  your  obligeing 
Correspondence,  let  me  know  everything  that  happens  among  you 
who  gets  Married  who  diys  &  any  thing  to  fill  up  a  Letter. — I 
find  our  Dear  George  is  at  Mr.  Brimmers.  I  am  happy  that  he  eats 
&  sleeps  at  my  Uncle  Rowe's  how  great  are  my  wishes  for  his  Happi- 
ness I  believe  never  was  Sister  loved  her  Brother  more  then  I  do 
that  dear  boy.  but  stop  Sally  shant  I  offend  him  by  writeing  boy 
for  I  forget  I  have  been  away  ten  long  months  by  this  he  is  out  grown 
his  Sister  a  head  I  dare  say,  well  my  dear  if  you  show  him  this  Let- 
ter you  must  clap  your  finger  over  it,  or  stay,  I  will  cross  it  with 
my  pen.  I  often  Fancy  myself  in  one  corner  of  the  room  &  see  you 
&  George  talking  together  &  I  suppose  your  Subject  may  turn  upon 
your  absent  Brother  &  Sister  who  I  Assure  you  often  sets  hours 
talking  of  you  &  wishing  to  see  you.  your  Brother  is  much  better 
then  when  I  wrote  you  last  &  I  am  in  great  hopes  that  a  little  time 
will  restore  his  health  &  with  it  my  peace  of  mind,  what  must  I  feel 
my  dear  Sally  to  see  the  man  I  love  &  one  who  does  every  thing  in 
his  power  to  make  your  Sister  happy,  think  my  dear  what  I  suffer 
to  see  him  in  pain,  but  since  we  have  been  in  the  country  he  is  much 
better,  therefore  I  will  dwell  no  longer  on  the  meloncoly  subject, 
your  spirits  my  dear  are  so  good  that  I  think  it  a  pity  to  damp  them, 
you  have  an  affectionate  heart  which  I  know  would  Sympathize 
with  any  one  in  distress.  —  I  yesterday  wrote  a  letter  to  my  friend 
Capt.  Jacobson  to  know  when  he  sails  for  dear  Boston  &  at  the  same 
time  to  ask  him  to  come  to  Plymouth  if  possible  before  he  goes.  I 
am  in  hopes  he  will  as  my  Aunt  wrote  me  that  he  said  he  would  come 
three  hundred  miles  to  see  me  &  it  is  not  that  from  hear  to  London. 
I  need  not  say  how  happy  I  should  be  to  see  one  who  has  so  lately 
been  at  Boston  &  one  who  has  always  been  like  one  of  our  own  family 
as  you  know  Capt  Jacobson  is  but  wether  he  comes  here  or  not  I 
shall  send  him  a  whole  Cargo  of  Letters  for  all  my  Friends,  so  your 
Friend  Miss  Jones  Corresponds  with  Papa  I  think  she  made  a 
good  Choice  in  her  Correspeondant     I  am  glad  she  is  not  going  to 


566  THE   LIN  ZEE    FAMILY. 

have  Mr.  Porter  as  1  think  him  too  old  for  her.  I  dare  say  she  will 
get  some  Cavilirier  For  one.  —  I  suppose  you  &  Miss  Montagu  are 
veiy  great  friends  pray  give  my  love  to  her  &  to  Miss  French  not 
forgeting  my  old  Friends  the  Miss  Cummins  my  kind  love  to  Mary 
Murry  &  Company  &  to  Betch  Murry  who  by  this  I  suppose  is  at 
brush  hill. 

Suky  Lin  zee  talks  every  day  of  writeing  to  you,  but  I  dont  know 
when  she  will  make  it  out,  for  she  does  not  like  wrieting  however  I 
shall  one  day  or  other  try  good  Mrs.  Hood's  scheem,  lock  her  up  in 
her  Chamber.  I  think  my  dear  you  will  be  tired  enough  before  you 
get  half  through  this  letter  I  love  to  try  your  patience  sometimes  if 
you  should  happen  to  receive  it  just  as  you  are  going  to  some  ball 
or  party  read  three  lines  then  whip  goes  the  poor  letter  in  to  your 
pocket,  but  take  care  my  dear  dont  drop  it  out  for  I  am  sure  if  any 
one  was  to  see  the  writeing  they  would  say  Capt  Linzee  should  put 
me  to  writing  school  I  have  got  such  a  trick  lately  of  writing  carelessly 
that  I  now  cannot  get  the  better  of  it  &  if  I  begin  a  letter  tolerable 
well  before  I  get  half  through  away  goes  my  pen  again  &  in  short  I 
have  so  much  to  say  that  before  I  can  tell  one  thing  I  have  a  thousand 
comes  into  my  head,  but  I  will  not  intrude  too  long  upon  your  pa- 
tience but  hasten  to  conclude  this  long  &  I  fear  teadious  Letter. 
I  must  first  tell  you  that  the  whole  family  send  their  kind  love  to 
you  &  your  brother  in  particlar  I  wish  my  dear  you  would  write  to 
him  it  would  give  him  a  vast  pleasure,  by  this  you  have  received  his 
letter  which  he  wrote  to  you  by  the  April  Packet  give  my  kind 
love  to  good  mother  Ashley  tell  her  I  long  to  see  her  &  all  the  other 
servants  Farewell  my  dear  my  ever  much  loved  Sally  believe  me 
to  be  most  truely  your  Affectionate  &  loving  Sister  till  Death 

Susannah  Linzee 


Letter  from  Captain  John  Linzee  to  Mrs.  Rowe. 

Portsmouth  April  15.  1788 
My  dear  Madam: 

I  came  here  from  London  this  morning  on  my  way  for  Plymouth 
and  on  meeting  Callahan  here,  I  thought  it  a  proper  opportunity 
to  say  I  left  George  and  Family  perfectly  well  yesterday.  I  have 
placed  him  in  such  a  manner  that  I  bless  God  he  is  out  of  difficulties, 
they  will  sail  for  Grenada  on  the  17  instant.  I  can  assure  you  my 
dear  Madam,  that  from  recommendations  that  I  have  got  for  him, 
I  have  not  the  least  doubt  but  he  will  very  soon  hold  two  or  three 
appointments.  Your  Bill  in  favor  of  George  for  50L  on  Champion 
and  Dickason  came  yesterday  before  I  left  London.  I  have  it  in 
lieu  of  the  money  I  paid  for  you  to  George,  the  Bill  is  duly  accepted. 
I  have  advanced  Three  Hundred  and  forty  Pounds  Sterhng  for 
George,  it  is  a  very  great  matter  to  my  large  family,  when  I  get  to 


THE  LINZEE    FAMILY.  567 

Plymouth  you  shall  have  every  particular  circumstance  from  my 
dear  Susan  and  self,  I  received  a  Letter  from  her  this  morning  of 
the  13th.  she  and  the  seven  children  I  bless  God  are  perfectly  well. 
With  proper  respects  to  my  Father  I  am  my  dear  Madam 

Your  Affectionate  Nephew 

John  Linzee 

To 
M'*.  Rowe  at  Boston,  New  England,  North  America 
By  Capt.  Callahan.     Lucretia. 

Letter  from  Capt.  John  Linzee  to  his  wife's  aunt 
Mrs.  Hannah  Rowe. 

By  the  New  York  packet  that  sails  in  January  1789. 

To  Mrs.  Hannah  Rowe  at  Boston  New  England  North  America. 

Plymouth  January  4.  1789 
My  dear  Madam :  — 

I  know  it  will  give  you  pleasure  to  know  from  a  certainty  that  we 
are  coming,  therefore  I  write  you,  to  say  on  the  fourth  of  December 
I  hoisted  my  Pendant  as  Captain  of  His  Majesty's  Penelope  of  Thirty 
two  Guns,  and  am  now  nearly  ready  to  Sail  for  Hahfax  —  but  do 
not  intend  Sail  till  the  first  Week  in  March,  as  the  Season  will  be 
more  favorable  —  The  Ship  is  the  finest  in  the  Navy,  quite  New, 
and  fitted  agreeable  to  my  desire,  to  accomodate  my  dear  Susan, 
and  flock  —  I  shall  write  you  a  few  words  by  the  March  one,  if  I 
do  not  Sail  before  the  first  Wednesday  in  March  —  If  any  Vessels 
should  sail  for  Halifax,  from  Boston,  after  the  first  of  April,  write 
us  to  Halifax  —  you  will  not  have  time  to  write  to  England  —  As 
Susan  has  wrote  by  this  Packet,  I  shall  now  conclude  with  saying 
it  will  give  me  very  much  pleasure  to  see  you,  and  I  am  My  dear 
Madam  most  faithfully  and  Affectionately 

Your  Nephew 

John  Linzee 

P.S.  I  hope  my  Susan  will  be  up  at  Boston,  and  in  the  House 
you  are  so  good  as  to  us  to  be  in  —  before  she  is  brought  to  Bed  — 
To  cross  the  Old  field  will  make  it  comfortable  to  Visit  each  other. 


Letter  from  the  Earl  of  Sandwich  to  Captain  John  Linzee. 

Hertford  Street,  Feb:  6:  1789. 
Sir: 

Mr.  Sampson  Bromley  who  I  understand  is  so  fortunate  as  to 
belong  to  your  ship,  is  the  son  of  my  particular  friend  L"^  Mountfort 
in  consequence  of  which  I  have  his  wellfare  much  at  heart;  I  there- 


568  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

fore  I  hope  I  shall  be  excused  the  liberty  I  take  in  recommending  him 
to  your  favour,  and  adding  that  any  kindness  you  are  so  good  as  to 
show  him  will  be  acknowledged  as  a  high  obligation  conferred  on 
Your  most  obedient  &  most  humble  servant 

Sandwich. 

His  Britannic  Majesty's  Ship 

the  Penelope  ofif  Boston  Light  House 

Septem.  9th.  1790. 
Sir:  — 

I  have  the  honor  to  inform  your  Excellency  that  I  intend  anchor- 
ing in  the  Harbor  of  Boston  with  His  Britannic  Majesty's  Ship 
Penelope  under  my  command.  —  And  I  am  further  to  observe  to 
your  Excellency,  that  I  shall  Salute  the  Colours  of  the  United  States 
of  America,  with  thirteen  Guns  —  provided  your  Excellency  will  by 
letter  assure  me,  that  the  same  number  of  Guns,  from  the  Guns  of 
the  Castle,  shall  be  returned  immediately  after  my  thirteenth  Gun 
being  fired. 

My  exceeding  ill  State  of  Health  will  prevent  me  the  honor  of 
waiting  on  you  for  this  day  or  two;  But  so  soon  as  my  health  will 
admit,  I  shall  do  myself  that  honor.  —  And  I  am  with  every  possible 
respect  and  esteem,  Your  Excellency's 

Most  obedient  and  very  humble 

John  Lin  zee 
To  His  Excellency 
John  Hancock  Esqr. 
&c.  &c.  &c. 

In  conversation  with  my  father,  John  Inman  Linzee,  I  distinctly 
remember  hearing  him  make  the  statement  that,  when  a  lad,  he 
was  on  board  ship  with  his  father  during  a  salute  of  guns.  The 
salute  referred  to  is  probably  the  one  recorded  in  the  letter  written 
by  Capt.  John  Linzee  to  Gov.  John  Hancock,  on  the  9  Sept.  1790, 
for  later  my  father  was  a  midshipman  on  the  Penelope.  (Statement 
by  John  William  Linzee). 

The  answer  of  Gov.  Hancock  in  regards  to  this  salute  cannot  be 
found,  yet  he  must  have  agreed  to  Capt.  Linzee's  request,  as  the 
Penelope  entered  the  harbor  of  Boston,  and  sailed  away  again  on 
the  17  September,  but  without  her  commander,  who  was  left  be- 
hind, "  lying  very  dangerously  ill  of  a  fever  at  his  house  in  this 
town  ".  (0  After  his  recovery  he  rejoined  his  ship,  for  in  a  letter 
dated  Penelope,  Halifax  Jan.  12  1791,  addressed  to  Herman  Brimmer 
Esqr.  Boston,  he  wrote:  "  but  I  cannot  conclude  without  first  tell- 
ing you  my  two  Sons  with  self  are  in  perfect  health  by  the  blessing 


0)  Massachusetts  Centinel,  18  Sept.  1790. 


THE   UNZEE   FAMILY.  569 

of  God."  The  two  sons  referred  to  were  Samuel  Hood  Linzee,  after- 
wards Admiral  in  the  Royal  Navy,  and  John  Inman  Linzee;  from 
the  latter  all  the  Boston  Linzee's  are  descended. 

Letter  from  Capt.  John  Linzee  to  Herman  Brimmer. 

For 

Herman  Brinmier  Esqr. 
Boston 

New  England 
By  Post  from  New  York  Penelope,  Halifax,  Januarj- 

Wednesday  12.  1791.  5  p.m. 
My  dear  Sir:  — 

About  half  an  hour  since  the  Schooner  Chatham  arrived  and 
brought  me  your  favor  of  the  6  Inst,  accompanied  with  a  saddle  of 
Venison,  for  each,  I  now  by  way  of  New  York,  by  the  Brig  Rose, 
request  your  acceptance  of  thanks  —  The  letters  inclosed  me,  I  read, 
and  forwarded  as  approved,  I  have  not  the  least  doubt  of  your  ob- 
taining the  greater  part  of  the  business  from  Lence  —  Thompson 
communicated  to  me  what  he  had  wrote  his  friends  in  England  on 
your  behalf  —  Levie  has  assured  me  he  will  call  on  you  when  he  has 
business  at  Boston  — 

Gregory  Townshend  looks  out  sharp  for  G.  so  probably  I 

may  lay,  as  the  Sailor  says  an  Anchor  to  Windward  of  him  —  and 
depend  on  it  I  will  if  I  can  serve  you  —  as  the  Vessel  this  goes  by 
is  now  with  her  Sails  loose,  and  Brymer  has  assured  me  She  will 
Sail  allmost  immediately,  to  save  distance  I  am  compel'd  to  make 
short  —  but  I  cannot  conclude  without  first,  telhng  you  my  two  Sons 
with  self  are  in  perfect  health  by  the  blessing  of  God  —  and  with 
every  good  wish  to  you  they  join  with  my  dear  Sir. 

Your  very  Sincere 

John  Linzee 

P.S.  I  shall  leave  this  same  time  in  February  for  Boston.  —  By 
this  Vessel  I  have  wrote  two  Letters  to  Mrs.  Linzee,  &  one  by  a 
Sloop  that  Saild  this  morning. 

Capt.  Linzee's  letter  rec'd  Feb.  7,  91. 

Letter  from  Jn°.  S.  Richards  to  Captain  John  Linzee. 

Nemesis  Leghorn  Road  Nov'.  23'*.  1794. 
Dear  Sir:  — 

With  a  heart  pregnant  with  thanks,  for  your  kind  attention  to 
me  at  all  times,  I  embrace  the  opportunity  that  now  offers  of  paying 
my  respects  to  you,  and  to  acquaint  you  that  in  consequence  of  my 
name  being  mentioned  by  Captain  Linzee  to  my  Lord  Hood  and  a 


570  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

recollection  of  your  kind  recommendation  of  me  some  time  since; 
he  removed  me  from  Secretary  of  the  Adjutant  General  of  the  Fleet 
to  be  Purser  of  the  Mozelle,  (a  Sloop  of  War),  at  the  same  time  gave 
me  two  other  appointments  on  Shore  at  Corsica,  since  which,  he 
has  agreeable  to  wish  of  Captain  Linzee  appointed  me  to  the  Nemesis, 
the  pleasure  of  which  appointment  is  better  felt  than  describ'd,  and 
it  adds  still  more  to  our  pleasure  having  M"".  J.  Wooldridge  our  2"^ 
Lieut*.  Lord  Hood's  attention  to  Captain  Linzee  has  been  on  all 
occasions  verj'  great,  and  I  am  to  a  certainty  confident  he  is  highly 
pleased  with  his  conduct  as  a  Seaman  &  an  Officer.  We  sail  to  mor- 
row for  the  Levant  in  Company  with  L'Aigle  Captain  Samuel  Hood, 
and  Tisiphone  Cap't  Turner. 

With  earnest  prayers  for  your  health  I  am  dear  sir  your  faithfull 
and  devoted  Servant. 

Jn°  S.  Richards 

May  I  beg  to  be  remembered  to  Miss  Linzee  and  such  of  the  Family 
as  recollect  me. 

(New  York  June  19) 

John  Linzee  Esq^,  Boston,  New  England,  North  America. 


(Record  of  a  Supreme  Judicial  Court,  May,  1793,  foHo  116). 

Barnstable,  ss.     Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts 

At  the  Supreme  Judicial  Court  of  the  Commonwealth  of  Massa- 
chusetts, begun  and  holden  at  Barnstable  within  the  County  of 
Barnstable,  and  for  the  Counties  of  Barnstable  &  Dukes  County  on 
the  Wednesday  next  preceding  the  third  Tuesday  of  May  (being  the 
fifteenth  day  of  said  month)  Anno  Domini,  1793.  .  .  . 

Tucker  Joseph  Tucker,  of  Dartmouth  within  our  County  of 

V.  Bristol,  Yeoman,  appellant,  v.  John    Linzee,  now  resi- 

Linzee  dent  at  Boston,  in  the  County  of  Suffolk,  Esquire,  Appel- 

lee, from  the  judgment  of  a  Court  of  Common  Pleas  held 
at  Barnstable  in  and  for  the  County  of  Barnstable,  on 
the  first  Tuesday  of  November  last,  when  and  where  the 
appellant  was  Plaintiff  and  the  appellee  was  defendant  — 
in  a  plea  of  the  Case  —  for  that  at  a  place  called  Eliza- 
beth Island  vizt.  at  said  Barnstable  on  the  first  day  of 
May  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  one  thousand,  seven  hun- 
dred and  seventy  five  a  discourse  was  held  between  the 
said  Linzee  and  the  Plaintiff  concerning  the  said  Linzee's 
purchasing  of  the  Plaintiff  two  hundred  and  seven  sheep, 
and  it  was  then  and  there  agreed  between  the  said  Linzee 
and  the  Plaintiff  that  he  the  said  Plaintiff  should  sell 
and  deliver  to  the  said  Linzee  the  said  two  hundred  and 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  571 

seven  sheep,  without  the  wool  and  that  the  said  Linzee 
should  pay  to  the  plaintiff  the  sum  of  twelve  shilHngs 
Lawful  money,  for  each  and  every  one  of  the  sheep  so 
delivered  and  the  Plaintiff  avers  that  there  afterwards 
on  the  same  day  he  did  sell  and  deliver  to  the  said  Linzee 
the  said  two  hundred  and  seven  sheep  according  to  the 
tenor  of  the  said  agreement  whereby  the  said  Linzee 
became  liable  and  obliged  to  pay  to  the  Plaintiff  the  sum 
of  one  hundred  and  twenty  four  pounds,  four  shillings. 
Lawful  money,  on  demand  and  in  Consideration  thereof 
then  and  there  promised  the  Plaintiff  so  to  do:  and  for 
that  the  said  Linzee  there  afterwards  on  the  same  day 
in  Consideration  that  the  Plaintiff  had  before  that  time 
sold  and  delivered  to  him  at  his  special  request  other  two 
hundred  and  seven  sheep  than  those  above  mentioned 
but  of  the  same  kind  with  the  wool  of  the  sheep,  promised 
the  Plaintiff  to  pay  him  therefor  so  much  money  as  the 
same  were  reasonably  worth  on  demand,  which  the 
Plaintiff  avers  to  be  another  sum  of  one  hundred  and 
eighty  six  pounds,  six  shillings,  Lawful  money,  and  for 
that  the  said  Linzee  there  afterwards  on  the  same  day 
in  Consideration  that  the  Plaintiff  had  before  that  time 
sold  and  delivered  to  him  at  his  request  the  wool  of  the 
two  hundred  and  seven  sheep  other  than  those  above 
mentioned  promised  the  Plaintiff  to  pay  him  therefor 
so  much  money  as  the  same  was  reasonably  worth  on 
demand  which  the  Plaintiff  avers  to  be  another  sum  of 
sixty  two  pounds,  two  shillings.  Lawful  money  yet  tho' 
often  requested  the  said  Linzee  hath  never  paid  either 
of  said  sums  but  refuses  to  do  it:  to  the  damage  of  the 
said  Tucker,  as  he  saith,  the  sum  of  one  hundred  and 
fifty  pounds.  At  which  said  Court  of  Common  Pleas 
upon  the  demurrer  there  Judgment  was  rendered  that 
the  said  John  Linzee  recover  against  the  said  Joseph 
Tucker  costs  of  suit.  And  now  the  parties  appear  and 
the  said  John  Linzee  by  William  Tudor,  Esq.  his  attorney 
comes  &c  and  prays  Judgment  of  this  honorable  Court 
whether  they  will  proceed  anj'^  further  in  the  cause  here, 
and  that  the  same  may  be  moved  for  trial  into  the  next 
Circuit  Court  to  be  holden  in  the  District  of  Massachu- 
setts on  the  seventh  day  of  June  next,  because  he  saith 
that  at  the  time  of  the  service  of  said  Writ  and  always 
before  and  ever  since  hath  been  and  now  is  a  Subject  of 
the  King  of  Great  Britain,  and  not  a  citizen  of  this  Com- 
monwealth and  that  the  Plaintiff  in  said  Action  is  a 
Citizen  of  this  Commonwealth,  and  that  the  matter  in 
dispute  exceeds  the  value  of  five  hundred  Dollars  ex- 


572  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

elusive  of  Costs.  Wherefore  he  prays  Judgment  as 
aforesaid,  and  petitions  this  Court  here  that  said  action 
may  be  removed  for  trial  into  the  next  Circuit  Court  to 
be  holden  in  the  district  of  Massachusetts  on  the  seventh 
day  of  June  next,  and  here  offers  good  and  sufficient 
sureties  for  his  entering  in  such  Court  on  the  first  day  of 
its  Session,  Copies  of  said  Process  against  him  &  of  his 
appearance  there  to  answer  the  same.  Which  motion 
was  overruled  by  the  Court  and  the  said  demurrer  being 
waived  and  the  issue  as  tendered  at  said  Court  of  Com- 
mon Pleas  and  on  file  being  joined,  the  Case  after  a  full 
hearing  is  Committed  to  a  Jury  sworn  according  to  Law 
to  tr\^  the  same  who  return  their  verdict  therein  upon 
oath,  that  is  to  say,  they  "  find  the  appellee  promised 
in  manner  and  form  as  the  appellant  in  his  Writ  against 
him  hath  alledged  and  assess  damages  for  the  appellant 
for  the  Breach  thereof,  in  the  sum  of  one  hundred  and 
fifty  pounds:  "  It  is  Therefore  Considered  by 
Exon  is-  THE  Court  that  the  said  Joseph  Tucker,  recover  against 
sued  the  said  John  Linzee,  the  sum  of  one  hundred  and  fifty 

June  4th,     pounds.    Lawful  monev,   damage,   and   Cost   taxed    at 
1793.  L8„9„2.— 


(Minute  Book  of  the  Supreme  Judicial  Court,  No.  43,  page  13). 

Barnstable  ss.    Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts 

At  the  Supreme  Judicial  Court  of  the  Commonwealth  of 
Massachusetts  begun  and  holden  at  Barnstable  within 
the  County  of  Barnstable  and  for  the  Counties  of  Barn- 
stable and  Dukes  County  on  the  Wednesday  next  pre- 
ceding the  third  Tuesday  of  May  (being  the  fifteenth 
day  of  said  Month)     Anno  Domini  1793 

4    Joseph  Tucker  apt.     v.     John  Linzee 
(Atty.  Gen.  and  Freeman)  (Tudor) 

Exon  3    First  Jury  find  the  appellee  promised  in  manner  and 

issued  form  as  the  appellant  in  his  Writ  agt.  him  hath  al- 

June  4th.  ledged  and  assess  damages  for  the  appellant  for  the 

1793  Breach  thereof  in  the  sum  of  One  hundred  and  Fifty 

dd  Mr.  pounds.     Judgment  accordingly  and  for  cost  taxed  at 

Freeman  L8.9.2. 


Neville  Hood  Lixzee 
1890- 


.asi 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  573 

(Court  Files,  Suffolk,  No.  144621,  first  paper) 
Barnstable  ss.    Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts 

To  the  Sheriff  of  Our  County  of  Suffolk  or  his 
Deputy,  Greeting. 

We  command  you  to  Attach  the  Goods  or  Estate 

of  John  Linzee  now  Resident  at  Boston  in  the  County 
[Seal]  of  Suffolk  Esq  to  the  Value  of  One  hundred  and  fifty 

Pounds,  and  for  want  thereof,  to  take  the  Body  of 

the  said  Linzee  (if  he  may  be  found  within  your 
Precinct)  and  him  safely  keep  so  that  you  have  him  before  our  Jus- 
tices of  our  Court  of  Common  Pleas,  next  to  be  holden  at  Barnstable 
within  and  for  our  said  County  of  Barnstable  on  the  first  Tuesday  of 
November  next,  then  and  there  in  our  said  Court  to  answer  unto 
Joseph  Tucker  of  Dartmouth  in  the  County  of  Bristol  yeoman  in  a 
Plea  of  the  Case  for  that  at  a  Place  called  Elizabeth  Island  viz.  at 
said  Barnstable  on  the  first  day  of  May  in  the  year  of  our  lord  one 
thousand  seven  hundred  and  seventy  five  a  discourse  was  held  be- 
tween the  said  Unzee  and  the  Plantiff  concerning  the  said  Linzee's 
Purchasing  of  the  Plantiff  two  hundred  and  seven  sheep  and  it  was 
then  and  there  agreed  between  the  said  Linzee  and  the  Plantiff  that 
he  the  said  Plantiff  should  Sell  and  deliver  to  the  said  Linzee  the 
said  two  hundred  and  seven  sheep  without  the  wool  and  that  the 
said  Linzee  should  Pay  to  the  Plantif  the  sum  of  twelve  shillings 
Lawfull  money  for  each  and  every  one  of  the  sheep  so  delivered  and 
the  Plantiff  avers  that  there  afterwards  on  the  same  day  he  did  sell 
and  dehver  to  the  said  Linzee  the  said  two  hundred  and  seven  sheep 
according  to  the  tenor  of  the  said  Agreement  whereby  the  said  Linzee 
became  liable  and  obliged  to  Pay  to  the  Plft  the  sum  of  one  hundred 
and  twenty  four  pounds  four  shilUngs  Lawfull  money  on  demand  and 
in  consideration  thereof  then  and  there  Promissed  the  Plantiff  so  to 
do  and  for  that  the  said  Linzee  there  afterwards  on  the  same  day  in 
Consideration  that  the  Plantiff  had  before  that  time  sold  and  de- 
livered to  him  at  his  Special  Request  other  two  hundred  and  seven 
sheep  than  those  above  mentioned  but  of  the  same  kind  with  the 
wool  of  the  said  sheep  Promissed  the  Plantiff  to  Pay  him  therefor  so 
much  money  as  the  same  ware  reasonably  worth  on  demand  which 
the  Plantiff  avers  to  be  another  sum  of  one  hundred  and  Eighty  six 
Pounds  six  shillings  Lawfull  money  and  for  that  the  said  Linzee 
thereafterwards  on  the  same  day  in  Consideration  that  he  the  Plan- 
tiff had  before  that  time  sold  and  delivered  to  him  at  his  request  the 
wool  of  the  two  hundred  and  seven  sheep  other  than  those  above 
mentioned  Promissed  the  Plantiff  to  Pay  him  therefor  so  much 
money  as  the  same  was  reasonably  worth  on  demand  which  the 
Plantiff  avers  to  be  another  sum  of  sixty  two  Pounds  two  shillings 
Lawfull  money  yett  though  often  Requested  the  said  Linzee  hath 
never  Paid  Either  of  said  Sums  but  Refuses  to  do  it. 


574  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

To  the  Damage  of  the  said  Tucker  as  he  saith  the  Sum  of  one 
hundred  and  fifty  Pounds,  which  shall  then  and  there  be  made  to 
appear,  with  other  due  Damages;  and  have  you  there  this  Writ, 
with  your  doings  therein. 

Witness  Daniel  Davis  Esq;  at  Barnstable  this  thirtyeth  Day  of 
August  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord,  1792. 

Joseph  Otis  Cler. 
a  true  Copy  attest  Joseph  Otis  Cler. 

Suffolk,  ss  Sept  10  1792  I  arrested  the  body  of  the  within  named 
John  Linzee  Esqr  who  gave  sufficient  bail  to  answer  the  within 
Precept 

travel 11/2  Jeremiah  Allen  Sheriff 

Service 1/2 

attested  Copy  of 

this  Writ 

Barnstable  ss  Court  of  Common  Pleas  Nov.  term  1792  and  now  the 
said  John  Linzee  Comes  and  defends  &c  when  &c  and  says  that  he 
never  Promissed  the  Plantiff  in  manner  and  form  as  the  Plantf 
within  against  him  hath  declared  and  thereof  Putts  &c. 

by  John  Davis  his  attr 

And  the  said  Joseph  Tucker  reserving  liberty  to  waive  his  demurrer 
and  join  the  above  issue  at  the  Supreme  Judicial  Court  sayes  the 
Plea  aforesaid  is  bad  and  Insufficient  in  law  &c  and  thereof  Prayes 
judgment  and  for  his  damages  and  Costs 

by  Nathll  freeman  Jr  his  attr 

and  the  said  Linzee  agreeing  to  said  Reservation  sayes  his  Plea  afore- 
said is  good  and  thereof  Prayes  judgment  &c 

by  John  davis  his  attr 

Barnstable  ss: 

Supreme  Judicial  Court    May  Term  1793 

The  said  Joseph  waives  the  above  demurrer  &  joins  the  issue 
tendered. 

N.  Freeman  Jr.  Atty  to  Tucker 

John  Quincey  Adams  writ  No.  2 

(Court  Files,  Suffolk,  No.  144621,  2nd  paper) 

Barnstable  ss.     Sup.  Jud.  Court    May  Term  1793. 

And  now  John  Linzee  within  named  &  appellee  in  this  Cause, 
comes  &c  by  W.  Tudor  his  attorney  &  prays  Judgement  of  this 
honorable  Court  whether  thej'  will  proceed  any  further  in  the  Cause 
here,  &  that  the  same  may  be  moved  for  Trial  into  the  next  Circuit 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  575 

Court  to  be  holden  in  the  district  of  Massachusetts  on  the  7th  Day  of 
June  next,  because  he  saith  that  at  the  Time  of  the  Service  of  said 
Writ  &  always  before  &  ever  since  hath  been  and  now  is  a  Subject 
of  the  King  of  Great  Britain  and  not  a  Citizen  of  this  Common- 
wealth and  that  the  Pit  in  said  action  is  a  Citizen  of  this  Common- 
wealth, &  that  the  matter  in  Dispute  exceeds  the  Value  of  five 
hundred  Dollars  exclusive  of  Costs.  Wherefore  he  prays  Judgment 
as  aforesaid,  &  petitions  this  Court  here  that  said  Action  may  be 
removed  for  Tryal  into  the  next  Circuit  Court  to  be  holden  in  this 
District  of  Massachusetts  on  the  7th  day  of  June  next,  &  here  offers 
good  &  sufficient  Sureties  for  his  entering  in  such  Court  on  the  first 
Day  of  its  Session  Copies  of  said  Process  against  him,  &  of  his  ap- 
pearance there,  to  answer  the  same. 

John  Linzee  by  Wm.  Tudor  his  Atty 

May  Term  at  Barnstable  1793  —  This  motion  filed  in  Court  and 
overuled 

Jn  Tucker  Cler 

(Court  Files,  Suffolk,  No.  144621,  third  paper) 

Barnstable  ss    Common  Pleas    November  term  1792. 

And  now  John  Linzee  within  named  now  Resident  at  Boston  in 
the  County  of  Suffolk,  Esquire  comes  into  this  Honorable  Court 
here  and  Prayes  judgment  of  this  Honorable  Court  whether  they 
Will  Proceed  any  further  in  the  Cause  here  and  that  the  same  may 
be  moved  for  trial  into  the  next  Circuit  Court  to  be  held  in  the  dis- 
trict of  Massachusetts  because  he  saith  at  the  time  of  the  service  of 
said  writ  and  long  before  he  was  and  Ever  since  hath  been  and  now 
is  a  Subject  of  the  King  of  Great  Britain  and  not  a  Citizen  of  this 
Common  Wealth  and  that  the  Plantiff  in  said  Action  is  a  Citizen 
of  this  Common  Wealth  and  that  the  matter  in  dispute  Exceeds  the 
value  of  five  hundred  dollars  Exclusive  of  Costs  Wherefor  he  Prays 
Judgment  as  aforesaid  and  Petitions  this  Court  here  that  said 
Action  may  be  Removed  for  tryal  into  the  next  Circuit  Court  to  be 
held  in  this  District  of  Massachusetts  and  here  offers  good  and  suf- 
ficient for  his  Entering  in  such  Court  on  the  first  day  of  its  session 
Copies  of  said  process  against  him  and  of  his  appearance  there  to 
answer  the  same. 

John  Linzee 
a  true  Copy      attest    Joseph  Otis  Cler 

The  above  Petition  was  Presented  to  the  Court  and  was  Refused  to 
be  granted 

attest    Joseph  Otis  Cler 
(Endorsed) 

Linzees  Petition 
No.  1 


576  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

(Court  Files,  Suffolk,  No.  144621,  fourth  paper) 

Barnstable  ss  Common  Wealth  of  Massachusetts  at  a  Court  of 
Common  Pleas  begun  and  held  at  Barnstable  within  and  for  the 
County  of  Barnstable  on  the  first  Tuesday  of  November  it  being  the 
sixth  day  of  said  month  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  one  thousand  seven 
hundred  ninety  two  Joseph  Tucker  of  New  bedford  Within  our  County 
of  Bristol  yeoman  Plantiff  versus  John  Linzee  now  Resident  at 
Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  Esq  defendant  In  a  Plea  of  the  Case 
for  that  at  a  Place  Called  Elizabeth  Islands  viz  at  said  Barnstable 
on  the  first  day  of  may  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  one  thousand  seven 
hundred  and  seventy  five  a  Discourse  was  held  between  the  said 
Linzee  and  the  Plantiff  Concerning  the  said  Linzees  Purchasing  of 
the  Plantf  two  hundred  and  seven  sheep  and  it  was  then  and  there 
agreed  between  the  said  Linzee  and  the  Plantif  that  he  the  said 
Plantif  Should  Sell  and  deliver  to  the  said  Linzee  the  said  two  hun- 
dred and  seven  sheep  without  the  wool  and  that  the  said  Linzee 
should  Pay  to  the  Plantif  the  sum  of  twelve  shillings  lawfull  money 
for  Each  and  Every  one  of  the  Sheep  so  Delivered  and  the  Plantif 
avers  that  there  afterwards  on  the  same  day  he  did  sell  and  deUver 
to  the  said  Linzee  the  said  two  hundred  and  seven  sheep  according 
to  the  tenor  of  the  said  agreement  whereby  he  the  said  Linzee  became 
liable  and  Obliged  to  Pay  to  the  Plantif  the  sum  of  one  hundred  and 
twenty  four  pounds  four  shilhngs  Lawfull  money  on  demand  in 
consideration  thereof  then  and  there  Promissed  the  Plantif  so  to  do 
and  for  that  the  said  Linzee  there  afterwards  on  the  same  day  in 
Consideration  that  the  Plantiff  had  before  that  time  Sold  and  De- 
livered to  him  at  his  special  [request  other]  two  hundred  and  seven 
sheep  than  those  above  mentioned  but  of  the  Same  kind  with  the 
wool  [of  the]  said  sheep  Promissed  the  plantiff  to  Pay  him  therefor 
so  much  money  as  the  same  ware  Reasonably  Worth  on  demand 
which  the  Plantif  avers  to  be  another  sum  of  one  hundred  and  Eighty 
six  Pounds  six  shillings  lawfull  money  and  for  that  said  Linzee  there 
afterwards  on  the  same  day  in  Consideration  that  the  Plantiff  had 
before  that  time  sold  and  dehvered  to  him  at  his  Request  the  Wool 
of  two  hundred  and  seven  sheep  other  than  those  above  mentioned 
Promissed  the  Plantiff  to  Pay  him  therefor  so  much  money  as  the 
same  was  Reasonably  worth  on  demand  which  the  Plaintiff  avers  to 
be  another  sum  of  sixty  two  Pounds  two  shillings  Lawfull  money 
yet  though  often  Requested  the  said  Linzee  hath  never  Paid  Either 
of  said  sums  but  denies  to  do  it  to  the  damage  of  the  said  Tucker  as 
he  saith  the  sum  of  one  hundred  and  fifty  Pounds  the  Plaintiff  ap- 
peared and  Entered  his  action  and  now  the  said  Linzee  comes  and 
defends  &c  when  &c  and  says  that  he  never  Promissed  the  Plantiff 
in  manner  and  form  as  the  Plantiff  within  against  him  hath  declared 
and  thereof  Putts  &c  by  John  davis  his  attr.  and  the  said  Joseph 
Tucker  Reserving  liberty  to  waive  his  demurrer  and  join  the  above 
issue  at  the  Supreme  Judicial  Court  says  the  Plea  abovesaid  is  bad 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  577 

and  insufficient  in  Law  &c.  and  thereof  Prayes  Judgment  for  his 
damages  and  Costs  by  nathll  freeman  Jr  his  attr  and  the  said  Linzee 
agreeing  to  said  Reservation  sayes  his  Plea  aforesaid  is  good  &  thereof 
Prayes  judgment  &c  by  John  davis  his  attr.  It  is  therefore  Con- 
sidered by  the  Court  that  the  defendt.  John  Linzee  Recover  of  the 
Plantif  Joseph  Tucker  his  costs 

and  after  Entering  up  this  judgment  the  said  Joseph  Came  into 
Court  and  appeald  from  the  same  unto  the  next  Supreme  judicial 
Court  to  be  holden  at  Barnstable  in  and  for  the  County  of  Barn- 
stable and  for  the  Counties  of  Barnstable  and  Dukes  County  and 
Entered  into  Recognizance  as  the  law  directs  for  Prosecuting  his 
appeal  to  Effect. 

A  true  Copy  as  appears  of  Record 

Examined  by  Joseph  Otis  Cler 
(Endorsed)  (4) 

Joseph  Tucker  appellant 

vs 
John  Linzee  appellee 
This  case  Contains  nine  Papers  Including  the  Judgment 
Attest  Joseph  Otis  Cler 

(Court  Files,  Suffolk,  No.  144621,  fifth  paper) 

Barnstable  ss.    Memorandum, 

That  on  the  Sixth  Day  of  November  Anno  Domini  1792  before 
the  Justices  of  the  Court  of  Common  Pleas,  within  the  County  of 
Barnstable  personally  appeared  Nathaniel  freeman  Junr.  Richard 
Bourn  of  Barnstable  in  the  County  of  Barnstable  and  John  davis  of 
Plymouth  in  the  County  of  Plymouth  Esqr  and  acknowledged  them- 
selves to  be  severally  indebted  unto  John  Linzee  of  Boston  in  the 
County  of  Suffolk  Esqr  in  the  respective  Sums  following,  viz.  the 
said  Nathaniel  (for  Joseph  Tucker)  as  Principal,  in  the  Sum  of  Ten 
Pounds,  and  the  said  Richard  and  John  davis  as  Sureties,  in  the  Sum 
of  Five  Pounds  each,  to  be  levied  upon  their  several  Goods  or  Chat- 
tels, Lands  or  Tenements,  and,  in  want  thereof,  upon  their  Bodies, 
(to  the  Use  of  the  said  John  Linzee)  if  Default  be  in  the  Performance 
of  the  Condition  here  underwritten. 

The  Condition  of  the  above-written  Recognizance  is  such.  That 
if  the  above-named  Joseph  Tucker  shall  and  do  prosecute  an  Appeal 
by  him  made  from  a  Judgment  given  against  him  in  the  Court  of 
Common  Pleas  holden  at  Barnstable  aforesd  on  the  first  Tuesday 
of  November  Instant,  for  the  sum  of  Costs  of  Suit,  at  the 

next  Supreme  Judicial  Court,  to  be  holden  at  Barnstable  and  for 
the  Countys  of  Barnstable  and  dukes  County  with  Effect;  then  the 
above-written  Recognizance  to  be  void,  otherwise  to  abide  in  full 
Force. 

Recognized  before  the  Court 

attest  Joseph  Otis  Cler 

a  true  Copy  attest  Joseph  Otis  Cler 
(Endorsed  Recognizance  No.  3.) 


578  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

(Court  Files,  Suffolk,  No.  144621,  sixth  paper) 

I  Ebenezer  Meiggs  of  Rochester  in  the  County  of  Plymouth  of 
Lawfull  age  to  give  Evidence  testify  and  say  that  on  or  about  the 
first  day  of  may  one  thousand  seven  hundred  and  seventy  five  I 
being  at  one  of  the  Elizabeth  Islands  Called  Peek  in  Company  with 
Joseph  tucker  of  Dartmouth  I  heard  one  John  Linzee  a  Captain  of 
a  brittish  ship  of  war  bargain  with  said  tucker  for  two  hundred  and 
seven  sheep  for  which  he  agreed  to  give  two  dollars  for  Each  sheep 
besides  or  without  the  wool  accordingly  the  said  tucker  delivered  to 
said  linzee  two  hundred  and  seven  sheep  on  board  his  ship  and  as  the 
said  Linzee  was  in  a  hurry  to  gett  them  a  board  he  ordered  them  to 
be  got  aboard  before  they  ware  all  Shorn  Promissing  said  tucker 
that  he  would  take  his  shearers  on  board  the  ship  next  morning  and 
that  they  might  take  the  wool  of  them  or  he  would  Pay  the  value  of 
it  accordingly  the  sheep  ware  Put  on  board  with  the  wool  on  as 
many  as  one  hundred  and  I  helped  get  them  on  board  but  the  next 
morning  the  said  Linzee  hove  up  and  went  off  without  fetching  the 
Shearers  on  board  or  Paying  for  the  sheep  and  I  further  say  that 
according  to  the  best  of  my  judgment  the  said  sheep  had  as  much  as 
four  pounds  of  wool  Each  the  above  is  according  to  the  best  of  my 
Remembrance  and  further  saith  not. 

Ebenezer  Meiggs 

Plymouth  ss  november  the  first  day  A  D  1792 
then  Personally  appeared  the  aforenamed  Ebenezer  Meiggs  and  after 
being  Carefully  Examined  and  duly  Cautioned  to  testify  the  whole 
truth  made  Solemen  Oath  to  the  truth  of  the  foregoing  Deposition 
by  him  subscribed  taken  at  the  Request  of  Joseph  Tucker  of  dart- 
mouth  in  the  County  of  Bristol  yeoman  to  be  used  in  an  Action  of 
the  Case  to  be  heard  and  tryed  at  the  Court  of  Corajnon  Pleas  next 
to  be  holden  at  Barnstable  within  and  for  the  County  of  Barnstable 
on  the  first  Tuesday  of  november  Instant  Wherein  the  said  Joseph 
tucker  is  Plantiff  and  John  Linzee  now  Resident  in  Boston  in  the 
County  of  Suffolk  Esqr  is  defendant  the  deponent  Liveing  and  being 
more  than  thirty  miles  from  the  Place  of  tryall  is  the  Cause  of  this 
Caption  and  the  adverse  Party  Liveing  and  being  more  than  thirty 
miles  from  the  Place  of  Caption  was  not  notified  nor  Present  at  the 
takeing  hereof  before  me. 

Nathaniel  Sprague  Justice  of  the  Peace 

witts  attendance 0.2.6 

travell  16  miles 0.2.8 

Justices  fees 0.3.0 

Plantiff s  travell.  30  miles 0.6.0 

1  day  attendance 0.1.6 


0  15  8 
a  true  Copy  attest 

Joseph  Otis  Cler 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  579 

The  deposition  of  Ebenezer  Meiggs  to  be  ussed  in  the  Court  of 
Common  Pleas  to  be  held  at  Barnstable  within  and  for  the  County 
of  Barnstable  on  the  first  tuesday  of  november  next  in  an  action  on 
the  Case  wherein  Joseph  Tucker  is  Plantif  and  John  Linzee  is  defen- 
dant taken  and  sealed  up  this  first  day  of  november  1792. 
by  Nathaniel  Sprague  Justice  of  the  Peace 

filed  in  Court. 

Joseph  Otis  Cler 

the  above  is  a  true  Copy  attest 
(Endorsed)  Joseph  Otis  Cler 

Ebenezer  Meiggs  deposition 
No.  5 

(Court  Files,  Suffolk,  No.  144621,  seventh  paper) 

Joseph  Tucker    apt.    v    John  Linzee 

The  Jury  find  the  appellee  promised  in  manner  and  form  as  the 
appellant  in  his  writ  against  him  hath  ailed jed  and  assess  damages 
for  the  appellant  for  the  Breach  thereof  in  the  sum  of  One  hundred 
and  fifty  pounds 

(Endorsed) 


Verdict 


(eighth  paper) 

Barnstable  ss  Court  of  Common  Pleas 

November  term  1792 
Joseph  Tucker  Plantf 


vs. 
John  Linzee  defendt 


Plantfs  Costs 


Writt 0  .7.  0 

Service 016.  6 

Entry 0    8.  0 

Plantififs  travell  90  miles 0.13.  6 

attendance 0.  1.  6 

attrs  fee 0.  6. 

Fees  an  deposition 013.  8 


L  3.11    2 

N  freeman  Jr  attr 

Examined  Joseph  Otis  Cler 
Allowed  by  David  Thacher 

A  true  Copy  attest  Joseph  Otis  Cler 

(Endorsed) 

Bill  of  Costs 
No.  6 


580  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

(Court.  Files,  Suffolk,  No.  144621,  ninth  paper) 

Barnstable  ss.  May  Term  1793 

Supreme  Judicial  Court 
Joseph  Tucker  Appellant 

vs. 
John  Linzee  Appellee 
Appellants  Costs 

Entry 14... 

Copies 12.  . . 

Attorney's  fee 12 . . . 

Appts  attendance  3  days 4.  6 

travel  9  Miles 13.  6 

Jury  fees 1.   18.  6 

taxing  &  filing 0.     3.   6 

Court  of  Common  Pleas  | 

Bill  3.   11.  2 


L  8      9    2 
Exd  Att  Chas.  Cushing  Cler 

This  is  to  Certify  that  these  are  Copies  of  all  the  Papers  in  this 
Case  on  file  in  this  Court. 
Attest : 

Walter  F.  Frederick 
Clerk  Supreme  Judicial  Court. 

(Early  Court  Files,  Supreme  Judicial  Court.    No.  98209) 

Suffolk  ss:    Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts. 

To  the  Sheriff  of  our  County  of  Suffolk,  or  his  Deputy,  Greeting: 

We  Command  you  to  attach  the  Goods  or  Estate  of  John  Linzee 
of  Boston  in  the  County  aforesaid  Esquire,  to  the  value  of  Ten  Pounds, 
and  for  Want  thereof  of  take  the  body  of  the  said  John  Linzee  (if 
he  may  be  found  in  your  Precinct)  and  him  safely  keep,  so  that  you 
have  him  before  Our  Justices  of  Our  Court  of  Common  Pleas,  next 
to  be  holden  at  Boston,  within  and  for  our  said  County  of  Suffolk, 
on  the  first  Tuesday  of  October  next. 

Then  and  there  in  Our  said  Court  to  answer  unto  Hannah  Rowe 
of  Boston  aforesaid  Widow  in  a  plea  of  Ejectment  wherein  she  de- 
mands again  of  the  said  John  Linzee  a  Mansion  House  with  it's 
appurtenances  situate  in  Essex  Street  in  said  Boston,  with  the  Land 
thereto  belonging  the  whole  bounded  &  measuring  as  follows :  North- 
erly on  Essex  Street  there  measuring  ninety  one  feet.  Easterly  on 
Land  formerly  belonging  to  Mr.  Worth  there  measuring  one  hundred 
&  thirty  six  feet.  Southerly  on  the  Heirs  or  assigns  of  John  Eliot 
there  measuring  ninety  one  feet,  and  Westerly  on  Land  of  Sarah 
Saunders  there  measuring  one  hundred  thirty  six  feet  which  said 


Edith  Elizabeth  Mary  (Linzee)  Matthews 
1S93- 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  581 

House  &  Land  the  said  Hannah  Rowe  demised  to  the  said  John  Lin- 
zee  for  a  Term  that  is  past,  after  which  it  ought  to  return  to  her 
again,  but  the  said  John  Linzee  still  withholds  the  said  House  & 
Land  &  their  appurtenances  from  the  Pit. 

To  the  Damage  of  the  said  Hannah  Rowe  (as  she  saith)  the  sum 
of  one  thousand  Pounds,  which  shall  then  and  there  be  made  to 
appear,  which  with  other  Damages.  And  have  you  there  this  Writ, 
with  your  Doings  therein. 

Witness,  Joseph  Gardner  Esq.  at  Boston  the  eighth  Day  of  July 
in  the  year  of  our  Lord  one  thousand  seven  hundred  and  ninety  four. 

Esek.  Price  Cler. 

Sufifolk  SS:  Boston  July  9.  1794.  I  attached  a  chair  as  the 
property  of  the  within  named  John  Linzee  and  left  a  summons  at 
his  last  and  usual  place  of  Abode. 

Jeremiah  Allen    Sheriff. 


(Norf.  Probate)  I  John  Linzee  through  the  blessing  of  God, 
Perfectly  sound  in  mind,  by  this  last  will  and  testament  dispose  of 
all  my  worldly  property  after  my  death  in  the  following  manner, 
revoking  all  other  instruments  of  this  nature  made  by  me  hereto- 
fore. I  hereby  give  and  bequeath  to  all  my  children  to  be  equally 
divided  among  them  after  my  death,  after  paying  my  funeral  charges, 
all  monies  on  hand  in  cash  all  my  interest  and  principal  in  six  pr.  C. 
stocks  of  the  United  States,  all  my  four  pr,  C.  stocks  in  English 
funds  and  the  interest  arising  thereon,  also  what  money  may  be 
now  or  hereafter  due  me  from  my  agents  and  bankers  Messr.  Om- 
meney  &  Page  Bloomsbury  Square  London  and  Messrs.  Cullum 
Tinckum  and  Fox  Plymouth  Devonshire  England,  and  all  other 
debts  that  may  be  due  me  from  any  other  person  or  persons. 

Also  all  other  my  estate,  goods  and  effects  I  may  die  possessed  of, 
except  such  as  I  shall  in  the  sequel  of  this  instrument  specially  dis- 
pose of  as  follows.  To  my  son  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  all  my  uniform 
clothing,  swords  and  barge  men's  caps.  To  my  sons  John  and 
Ralph  all  my  wearing  apparel.  To  my  daughter  Hannah  Rowe 
Amory  I  give  the  pictures  of  her  mother  and  myself  to  be  received 
by  her  after  the  decease  of  her  aunt  Rowe.  To  my  son  Ralph  my 
silver  watch,  when  he  arrives  at  the  age  of  eighteen  years.  I  give 
as  legacies  to  my  grandchildren  Thomas  Rowe  Amory  and  Mary 
Linzee  Amory  fifty  dollars  each  to  be  laid  out  by  their  parents  in 
such  things  as  may  be  thought  best  for  them,  It  is  my  wish  that  all 
my  silver  plate,  books,  table,  bed  linen  and  other  furniture  be  divided 
equally  among  my  children. 

I  request  to  be  buried  with  as  little  parade  and  expense  as  possible 
and  to  be  laid  by  the  side  of  my  deceased  wife. 

And  to  this  my  last  will  and  testament  I  do  hereby  appoint  my 


582  THE   LINZEE   FAMILY. 

son  in  law  Thomas  C.  Amory  sole  executor  to  which  I  set  my  hand 
and  seal  in  Milton  in  County  of  Norfolk  State  of  Massachusetts  on 
this  twenty  third  day  of  August  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  seventeen 
hundred  and  ninety  eight. 

John  Linzee  Seal 

Witnesses    Amos  Holbrook,  Ebenezer  Stoker,  Daniel  T.  Vose. 
Proved  at  Dedham  6  Nov.  1798 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents,  That  we,  Thomas  C.  Amory 
Jonathan  Amory  Junr.  and  Nathl.  Amory  all  of  Boston  in  the  County 
of  Norfolk  and  Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts  Merchants,  are 
holden  and  stand  firmly  bound  and  obliged  unto  William  Heath 
Esquire  Judge  of  the  Probate  of  Wills  and  for  granting  Administra- 
tions within  the  County  of  Norfolk  in  the  sum  of  twenty  thousand 
dollars  to  be  paid  unto  the  said  William  Heath,  his  successors  in  the 
said  office,  or  assigns:  To  the  true  Payment  whereof,  we  do  bind 
ourselves,  and  each  of  us,  our  and  each  of  our  Heirs,  Executors, 
and  Administrators,  jointly  and  severally,  for  the  Whole  and  in  the 
Whole,  firmly,  by  these  Presents. 

Witness  our  Hands  and  Seals.  —  Dated  the  6th  day  of  November, 
in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  thousand  seven  hundred  and  ninety 
eight. 

The  Condition  of  this  Obligation  is  such,  That  if  the  above-bounden 
Thomas  C.  Amory  nominated  and  allowed  to  be  Guardian  unto 
Susanna  Linzee,  Rose  Linzee  and  John  Linzee  minors  above  the 
age  of  fourteen  years  and  children  of  John  Linzee  late  of  Milton 
in  the  County  of  Norfolk,  deceased,  shall  and  do  well  and  truly 
perform  and  discharge  the  trust  and  Office  of  Guardian  unto  the 
said  minor,  and  that  in  and  by  all  Things  according  to  Law;  and 
shall  render  a  plain  and  true  account  of  his  said  Guardianship  upon 
oath,  and  all  and  singular  such  Estate  as  shall  come  to  his  Hand 
and  Possession  by  Virtue  hereof,  and  of  the  Profits  and  Improve- 
ments of  the  same,  so  far  as  the  Law  will  charge  him  therewith, 
(when  he  shall  be  thereunto  lawfully  required),  and  shall  pay  and 
deliver  what  and  so  much  of  the  said  Estate  as  shall  be  found  re- 
maining upon  his  Account,  (the  same  being  first  examined  and 
allowed  of  by  the  Judge  or  Judges,  for  the  Time  being,  of  the  Pro- 
bate of  Wills,  &c.  within  the  County  of  Norfolk  aforesaid),  unto 
the  said  Minors,  when  they  shall  arrive  at  full  Age;  or  otherwise, 
as  the  said  Judge  or  Judges,  by  his  or  their  Decree  or  Sentence, 
pursuant  to  Law,  shall  limit  and  appoint;  then  this  Obligation  to 
be  void,  otherwise  to  remain  in  full  Force. 

Thomas  C.  Amory  (seal) 

Signed,  sealed,  and  delivered  in  Presence  of  us, 

Jos.  Tilden  Jr,  Jonathan  Amory  Junr.  (seal) 

Sam.  H.  Walley.  Nat.  Amory  (seal) 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  583 

Know  all  men  by  these  Presents,  That  we,  Thomas  C.  Amory, 
Jonathan  Amory  Junr.  &  Nathl.  Amory  all  of  Boston  in  the  County 
of  Suffolk  and  Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts  Merchants  are 
holden  and  stand  firmly  bound  and  obliged  unto  WilHam  Heath 
Esquire  Judge  of  the  Probate  of  Wills  and  for  granting  Adminis- 
trations within  the  County  of  Norfolk  in  the  sum  of  Twenty  thou- 
sand dollars  to  be  paid  unto  the  said  William  Heath,  his  successors 
in  the  said  Office,  or  Assigns:  To  the  true  Payment  whereof,  we  do 
bind  ourselves,  and  each  of  us,  our  and  each  of  our  Heirs,  Executors, 
and  Administrators,  jointly  and  severally,  for  the  Whole  and  in  the 
Whole,  firmly,  by  these  Presents. 

Witness  our  Hands  and  Seals,  —  Dated  the  6th  day  of  Novem- 
ber, in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  thousand  seven  hundred  and  ninety 
eight. 

The  Condition  of  this  ObUgation  is  such,  That  if  the  above- 
bounden  Thomas  C.  Amory  nominated  and  allowed  to  be  Guardian 
unto  Ralph  Inman  Linzee  and  Sarah  Linzee  minors  under  the  age  of 
fourteen  years  &  children  of  John  Linzee  late  of  Milton  in  the  County 
of  Norfolk,  deceased,  shall  and  do  well  and  truly  perform  and  dis- 
charge the  Trust  and  Office  of  Guardian  unto  the  said  minor,  and 
that  in  and  by  all  Things  according  to  Law ;  and  shall  render  a  plain 
and  true  account  of  his  said  Guardianship  upon  Oath,  and  all  and 
singular  such  Estate  as  shall  come  to  his  Hand  and  Possession  by 
Virtue  hereof,  and  of  the  Profits  and  Improvements  of  the  same,  so 
far  as  the  Law  will  charge  him  therewith,  (when  he  shall  be  thereunto 
lawfully  required),  and  shall  pay  and  deliver  what  and  so  much  of 
the  said  Estate  as  shall  be  found  remaining  upon  his  Account,  (the 
same  being  first  examined  and  allowed  of  by  the  Judge  or  Judges, 
for  the  Time  being,  of  the  Probate  of  Wills,  &c.  within  the  County 
of  Norfolk  aforesaid),  unto  the  said  Minors,  when  they  shall  arrive 
at  full  Age;  or  otherwise,  as  the  said  Judge  or  Judges,  by  his  or  their 
Decree  or  Sentence,  pursuant  to  Law,  shall  limit  and  appoint;  then 
this  Obligation  to  be  void,  otherwise  to  remain  in  full  Force. 

Signed,  sealed  and  delivered  Thomas  C.  Amoiy  (seal) 

in  Presence  of  us,  Jonathan  Amory  Junr.  (seal) 

Jos.  Tilden  Jr.  Nat  Amory  (seal) 
Sam.  H.  Walley 


584  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Milton  6th  November  1798. 

Inventory  &  appraisement  of  the  effects  of  Capt.  John  Linzee, 
deceased,  as  shown  us,  appraisers,  by  the  executor,  for  appraise- 
ment, agreeably  to  the  annexed  warrant. 

4d  Table  cloths  $93  —  29  Towells  $5  —  8  Do.  $1.40     99.40 

38  prs.  Pillow  cases  $30—13  pr.  sheets  30  —  60. 

5  cotton  Counter  panes  $15  —  3  Calico  Do.  $4.50  19.50 

1  sett  Green  moreen  bed-curtains  &  Cushings  13. 

2  do.  furniture  check  do.  5  each  10. 

6  Pillows  Bolster  &  4  Beds  wt.  222  lbs.  @  45  99.90 

1  matrass  4  —  Blankets  35  39. 
a  chest  of  Books  30. 

3  large  empty  chests  10. 

2  small  bed  side  carpets  much  worn  2. 
20  yds.  carpeting  @  40  cts.  8. 
8  cushings  &  1  couch  pillow  4. 
1  large  mahogany  dining  table  10. 
1                   ,,         card        ,,  8. 

a  chest  on  chest  drawers  13.50 

12  mahogany  straw  bottom  chairs  3  each  36. 

6  ,,  do  6. 

3  Mahogany  knife  cases  wth.  a  few  knives  &  forks  9. 
1  „  cheese  Tray  1 . 
1  „  Writing  Desk  2. 
1  Do.  Desk  8. 
1"  Clothes  Press  8. 
1'  Tea  table  1. 
1  Mahogany  wash-hand-stand  1. 
1          ,,          night  table  8. 

1  „  4  Post  bedstead  4. 

2  ,,  Leather  covered  easy  chairs  6.  12. 

4  small  trunks  4. 

2  Japanned  Bread  Baskets  .50  1. 
1  pair  andirons  shovel  &  tongs  &  fender  11. 

3  Canvass  floor  cloths  2  strips  do.  10. 

1  small  spy  glass  1  large  do.  9. 
a  Quadrant  15. 

5  Swords  24. 
a  pistol  musket  &  blunderbuss  9. 
china  glass  &  crockery  ware  20. 
Tea  Cannisters  3. 

2  Plate  baskets  75  cts.  each  2  Japann'd  Tea  waiters 

$1  each  &  3  small  waiters  for  glasses  16  cts.  each  3.98 

632.28 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 


585 


Am.t  bro't.  over 

632.28 

2  small  oval  glasses  &  dressing  do. 

6. 

1  Japann'd  Tea  urn 

1.50 

1  —  4  post  bedstead 

2. 

2  bedsteads  &  2  cots 

6. 

Jack  shovel  &  Tongs  andirons 

sun( 

:lry  pots  kettles 

&  other  kitchen  utensils 

33. 

2  Portmanteaus 

3. 

sundry  walking  sticks  & 

whips 

$5- 

-  Pictures  $5. 

10. 

Wood  &  Coal 

17. 

Hay  30  —  Horse  30  — 

Hay 

13- 

-  Saddle  14  — 

bridle  &c. 

84. 

Pig 

7. 

2  bottle  stands  .50 

1. 

Canvass  bed-top 

1. 

Silver  watch,  seal  &c. 

15. 

2  Green  cloths       2 

4. 

Umbrella 

1.50 

Bed  Key 

.50 

Gold  stock  Buckle 

6. 

a  trunk  of  Hosiery  (worn) 

100. 

do      of  wearing  apparel 

120. 

Plate  884  oz.  @  6/8  oz. 

902.22 

4  pair  of  candlesticks  (plated)  @  $7 

28. 

1  pair                   do           „ 

1. 

1  snuffer  tray                     „ 

2. 

1  pair  of  Porter  cups        „ 

4. 

American  6  Pet,  stock  2000  Dolls, 
paid  131.16 


$1868.84  @  15  P  £ 
4  p  ct.  British  annuity  £.5,300  Stg.  @  6  p  ct. 


Ommancy  &  Page's  Debt. 
CuUum  Tinkum  &  Fox.s  ditto. 


Milton.  6th  November  1798. 


830.78 


220. 


1017.28 


1401.63 
14368.83 

$17838.50 


Amos  Holbrook 
Allen  Crocker 
Jonathan  Amory  Junr . 


appraisers 


586  THE    LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Suffolk  SS.     Boston  November  6th.  1798. 

Personally  appeared  Mr.  Allen  Crocker  and  Mr.  Jonathan  Amory 
and  made  solemn  oath  that  they  have  faithfully  and  impartially 
appraised  all  such  property  belonging  to  Captain  John  Linzee  de- 
ceased as  has  been  shown  unto  them  by  the  Executor  to  the  Will  of 
said  deceased. 

before  me,  Wm.  Domnion 

Jus.  Peace. 

Norfolk  SS.  At  a  Court  of  Probate,  held  at  Dedham,  in  and  for  the 
County  of  Norfolk,  on  the  sixth  day  of  November,  A.D.  1798. 

Thomas  C.  Amory,  Executor  of  the  last  will  and  testament  of 
John  Linzee,  late  of  Milton  in  said  County,  Gentleman,  deceased, 
appeared  and  made  oath,  that  the  foregoing  is  a  true  and  perfect 
inventory  of  all  the  estate  of  the  said  deceased,  which  has  come  to 
his  hands  and  knowledge,  and  that  if  anything  more  shall  appear, 
he  will  render  an  account  thereof,  that  it  may  be  of  accord  herewith. 

W.  Heath  Judge  of  Prob. 


Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts. 

Norfolk.  SS. 

To  Allen  Crocker  &  Jonathan  Amory  Junr.  both  of  Boston,  in 
the  County  of  Suffolk,  and  Amos  Holbrook,  of  Milton,  in  the  County 
of  Norfolk,  Greeting. 

You  are  hereby  appointed  a  Committee  to  appraise,  on  Oath,  all 
the  Estate  of  John  Linzee  late  of  Milton  aforesaid,  Gentleman,  de- 
ceased, and  make  Return  of  your  Doings,  together  with  this  War- 
rant, into  the  Probate-Office  of  the  said  County  of  Norfolk. 

Given  under  my  Hand,  the  sixth  day  of  November  in  the  Year  of 
our  Lord.  One  thousand  seven  hundred  and  ninety-eight. 

W.  Heath  Judge  of  Prob. 

Norfolk  SS.    The  sixth  day  of  November  Anno  Domini,  1798. 
Then  the  before  named,  Amos  Holbrook,  appeared  and  was  sworn 
to  the  faithful  performance  of  the  service  assigned  him  by  the  fore- 
going Warrant, 

Before  me, 

W.  Heath  Judge  of  Prob. 


the  linzee  family.  587 

Suffolk  Deeds. 

Amory  Xors  to  Peirce  J'  &c* 

Book  218    Folio  19 

KNOW  ALL  MEN  by  these  presents  that  we  Thomas  C.  Amory 
of  Boston  in  the  county  of  Suffolk  merchant  and  Hannah  his  wife 
in  her  right,  and  Joseph  Tilden  of  said  Boston  merchant  and  Susan 
his  wife  in  her  right;  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  of  Penzance  in  the  King- 
dom of  England  esquire;  —  John  Inman  Linzee  merchant  Rose 
Inman  Linzee  singlewoman  —  Ralph  Inman  Linzee  mariner  and 
Sally  Inman  Linzee  singlewoman  and  a  minor  all  of  Boston  afore- 
said; the  said  Sally  by  Thomas  C.  Amory  before  named  who  is  her 
guardian  duly  authorized  hereunto  by  an  order  of  the  Supreme  Ju- 
dicial Court  passed  at  the  term  thereof  in  March  Suffolk  County  A.D. 
1806  for  and  in  consideration  of  the  sum  of  eleven  thousand  dol- 
lars to  us  in  hand  paid  by  Nicholas  Peirce  Jun'.  and  John  Peirce 
both  of  said  Boston  bricklayers  do  hereby  give  grant  bargain  alien 
sell  and  convey  unto  the  said  Nicholas  Peirce  Jun^  and  John  Peirce 
and  to  their  heirs  and  assigns  forever  all  that  certain  messuage  con- 
sisting of  lands  and  tenements  bounded  and  described  as  follows,  viz', 
southwestwardly  on  Essex  street  there  measuring  one  hundred  and 
two  feet;  northwestwardly  on  land  formerly  belonging  to  Ebenezer 
&.  Lucy  Turell;  and  there  measuring  eighty  six  feet;  northeast- 
wardly on  land  lately  belonging  to  James  Cunningham  and  there 
measuring  twenty  one  feet,  then  again  northwestwardly  by  land 
now  or  late  of  said  James  Cunningham  and  there  measuring  thirty 
eight  feet;  then  turning  at  right  angles  westwardly  and  bounded 
southwestwardly  by  land  now  or  late  of  John  Fenno  &  there  measur- 
ing thirty  feet;  then  bounded  northwestwardly  by  land  now  or  late 
of  said  Fenno  and  there  measuring  twenty  four  feet  and  six  inches; 
then  bounded  northeastwardly  on  land  now  or  late  of  Joshua  Hen- 
shaw  and  there  measuring  ninety  four  feet  and  six  inches  then  bounded 
northwestwardly  by  land  late  of  said  Henshaw  thirty  two  feet  and 
six  inches  then  northeastwardly  twenty  one  feet  on  land  formerly 
belonging  to  D'.  Zabdiel  Boylstone,  then  bounded  southeastwardly 
on  land  formerly  belonging  to  said  Boylstone  and  there  measuring 
one  hundred  and  seventy  feet  to  the  street  first  mentioned.  The 
premises  are  the  same  estates  which  were  conveyed  to  John  Rowe 
esquire  by  Robert  Auchmuty  in  one  deed  and  Addington  Davenport 
in  another;  the  record  whereof  may  be  found  book  80  fol°.  264;  and 
book  94,  fol°.  23.  To  have  and  to  hold,  the  afore-described  lands 
together  with  all  the  buildings  thereon  unto  them  the  said  Nicholas 
Peirce  Jun.  and  John  Peirce  and  to  their  heirs  and  assigns  forever; 
And  we  do  covenant  with  the  said  Nicholas  and  John  and  with  their 
heirs  &  assigns  that  the  grantors  herein  are  lawfully  seized  in  fee  of 
the  aforegranted  premises;    that  they  are  free  and  clear  from  all 


588  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

incumbrances;  and  that  they  have  good  right  and  lawful  authority, 
the  grantors  who  are  of  age  for  themselves  and  the  said  Sally  the 
minor  by  her  said  guardian  to  sell  and  convey  the  premises  to  the 
said  Nicholas  Peirce  Jun^  and  the  said  John  Peirce;  and  that  they 
will  warrant  and  defend  the  preniises  to  the  said  Nicholas  Peirce 
J',  and  John  Peirce  against  the  lawful  claims  and  demands  of  all 
persons.  In  witness  of  all  which  the  said  grantors  have  hereunto 
set  their  hands  and  affixed  their  seals  this  fifth  day  of  November  in 
the  year  of  our  Lord  one  thousand  eight  hundred  and  six.  Tho.  C. 
Amory  and  a  seal.  Hannah  R.  Amory  and  a  seal.  Joseph  Tilden 
and  a  seal,  Susan  Tilden  and  a  seal,  Sam',  Hood  Linzee  by  T.  C. 
Amory  his  Attorney  and  a  seal,  John  I.  Linzee  and  a  seal.  Rose 
Linzee  and  a  seal.  Ralph  L  Linzee  and  a  seal,  Tho.  C.  Amory 
guardian  to  Sally  Inman  Linzee  and  a  seal.  Signed  sealed  and 
delivered  in  presence  of  W".  Sullivan,  M.  B.  Fitch.  Suffolk,  ss. 
November  6,  1806.  Then  Thomas  C.  Amory  and  Hannah  his  wife, 
Joseph  Tilden  and  Susan  his  wife,  John  Inman  Linzee,  Ralph  Inman 
Linzee  Rose  Inman  Linzee  personally  appeared  and  Tho*.  C.  Amory 
guardian  of  Sally  Inman  Linzee  &  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  by  his  At- 
torney Tho.  C.  Amory  appeared  and  severally  acknowledged  the 
aforegoing  instrument  to  be  their  voluntary  act  and  deed  before  me, 
W".   Sullivan,   Justice   of  the  peace  —  Nov^    18,    1806,   received, 

entered  &  examined 

p'.  W"".  Alline,  Reg'. 

A  true  copy  from  the  records  of  deeds  for  the  County  of  Suffolk 
Book  218  Folio  19. 

Attest: 

Wm.  T.  A.  Fitzgerald, 

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THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  589 

I 

The  Crossed  Swords. 
(The  following  statement  accompanied  the  tablet). 

History  now  concedes  the  fact  that  Colonel  William  Prescott  was 
the  commander  of  the  American  Forces  at  the  Battle  of  Bunker 
Hill.  It  is  well  to  bear  in  mind  that  this  action  was  not  fought  with 
the  same  miUtary  regard  for  details  which  prevailed  at  a  later  period, 
when  the  army  had  been  thoroughly  re-organized,  and  its  manage- 
ment reduced  to  a  definite  system.  To  a  certain  extent  the  battle 
was  a  democratic  fight;  and  every  man  there  having  a  common 
interest  in  the  struggle  did  his  best  to  bring  about  the  desired  result, 
without  much  thought  of  strict  military  rules.  The  various  orders 
did  not  always  go  through  regular  channels;  but  it  is  a  matter  of 
history  that  Colonel  Prescott  was  ordered  by  General  Ward  to  fortify 
Bunker  Hill,  —  or  Breed's  Hill,  which  is  the  same  for  my  purpose. 
The  field  of  operations  was  on  Massachusetts  soil,  and  the  command 
naturally  would  go  to  a  Massachusetts  officer.  Before  the  event 
the  chief  actors  never  dreamed  that  on  the  result  would  turn  the 
history  of  nations  and  even  of  the  world;  but  such  was  the  fact. 
A  period  of  doubt  and  uncertainty  among  the  patriots  followed, 
and  it  took  time  to  straighten  out  the  lines  of  future  action  and  to 
fill  up  the  gaps  in  the  plan. 

The  Battle  proved  to  be  the  corner  stone  on  which  was  founded 
our  poUtical  government,  now  a  world-wide  power. 

Before  the  action  on  that  memorable  Seventeenth,  the  British 
vessels  were  moored  at  various  points  in  front  of  the  Charlestown 
peninsula,  where  their  services  might  be  needed.  The  sloop-of-war 
"  Falcon  "  was  anchored  off  Moulton's  Point,  a  short  distance  up 
the  Mystic  River,  above  the  site  of  the  Navy  Yard.  Its  special 
duty  was  to  cooperate  with  the  "  Lively,"  and  thus  to  cover  the 
landing  of  the  English  troops.  The  commander  of  the  "  Falcon  " 
was  Captain  John  Linzee,  and  it  is  to  him  equally  that  my  story 
relates,  as  well  as  to  Colonel  WilUam  Prescott.  Three  years  later, 
on  August  8,  1778,  his  vessel  was  sunk  off  Newport,  Rhode  Island, 
in  order  to  prevent  its  capture  by  the  French  fleet  under  Admiral 
D'Estaing.  The  sword  carried  by  the  commander  of  the  American 
Forces  at  the  Battle  of  Bunker  Hill,  was  kept  for  years  in  the  Pres- 
cott family  and  was  treasured  as  a  priceless  relic ;  and  the  same  might 
be  said  of  the  other  sword  worn  in  that  action  by  the  captain  of  the 
"  Falcon,"  equally  valued  as  a  family  heritage.  Forty-five  years 
afterward,  owing  to  the  vicissitudes  of  hmnan  affairs,  the  grandson 
of  Colonel  Prescott,  —  who  was  William  Hickling  Prescott,  the  dis- 
tinguished author  and  historian,  —  became  engaged  to  the  grand- 
daughter of  Captain  Linzee,  and  was  duly  married;  and  thus  these 
two  emblems  of  warfare,  though  not  beaten  into  ploughshares,  were 
brought  into  the  same  household  and  turned  into  silent  symbols  of 
peace.     The  time  had  been  when  the  owners  of  these  weapons  would 


590  THE    LINZEE    FAMILV. 

have  used  them  with  a  deadly  thrust  against  each  other;  but  com- 
ing down  as  family  heirlooms,  through  regular  channels  of  descent 
and  matrimonial  alliance,  they  lost  all  hostile  spirit  and  were  as 
innocent  as  children's  toys.  The  peaceful  man  of  letters  had  the 
two  swords  placed  in  a  conspicuous  position  in  his  library,  where  they 
hung  crossed;  and  he  was  always  ready  to  tell  the  story  of  these 
ancestral  memorials. 

In  his  opening  chapter  to  "  The  Virginians,"  Thackeray,  referring 
to  the  trophies,  begins:  —  "  On  the  library  wall  of  one  of  the  most 
famous  writers  of  America,  there  hang  two  crossed  swords,  which 
his  relatives  wore  in  the  great  War  of  Independence.  The  one  sword 
was  gallantly  drawn  in  the  service  of  the  king,  the  other  was  the 
weapon  of  a  brave  and  honoured  republican  soldier.  The  possessor 
of  the  harmless  trophy  has  earned  for  himself  a  name  alike  honoured 
in  his  ancestors'  country  and  his  own,  where  genius  such  as  his  has 
always  a  peaceful  welcome." 

The  swords  are  now  in  the  possession  of  the  Massachusetts  His- 
torical Society,  where  they  were  given  on  April  14,  1859;  and  a  full 
account  of  the  presentation  is  found  in  the  Proceedings  (IV.  258- 
266)  of  the  Society  under  that  date.  A  poem  entitled  "  The  Crossed 
Swords,"  written  for  the  occasion  by  the  Reverend  Nathaniel  L. 
Frothingham,  D.D.,  also  appears  in  the  same  volume  (pp.  284,  285). 

.  .  .  The  tablet,  to  which  the  swords  are  affixed,  was  given  by 
Henry  A.  Whitney;  and  its  length  is  about  sixty-three  inches. 

In  the  possession  of  his  great  grandson,  John  Torrey  Linzee  of 
Boston,  Mass.,  rests  the  battle  sword  worn  by  Captain  John  Linzee, 
commander  of  the  British  sloop  of  war  Falcon  at  the  Battle  of  Bun- 
ker Hill.  The  sword  of  Captain  Linzee  crossed  with  that  of  Colonel 
William  Prescott,  commander  of  the  American  forces  in  that  battle, 
on  a  tablet  in  the  rooms  of  the  Massachusetts  Historical  Society, 
is  his  dress  sword,  which  was  given  by  his  son  John  Inman  Linzee 
to  the  historian,  William  Hickling  Prescott,  who  married  Susannah 
Amory,  the  niece  of  the  said  John  Inman  Linzee,  as  he  desired  to 
cross  it  on  the  walls  of  his  library  w^ith  the  sword  of  his  grandfather, 
the  said  Colonel  William  Prescott. 

Thus  these  two  trophies  of  war  have  become  trophies  of  romance, 
and  of  an  united  love,  ever  remindful  of  the  laying  aside  of  ermiity 
between  two  English  speaking  people.  The  thoughtfulness  and 
poetic  nature  of  William  Hickling  Prescott  gave  birth  to  this  inter- 
national moral  hidden  in  the  romance  of  his  marriage,  and  the  swords 
borne  by  bitter  enemies  now  lie  peacefully  side  by  side,  representing 
the  clasped  hands  of  Great  Britain  and  the  United  States  of  America. 

Mr.  Gardiner,  when  he  presented  the  swords  to  the  Massachusetts 
Historical  Society,  referred  to  them  as,  "  an  emblem,  let  us  hope,  of 
perpetual  peace  between  kindred  nations  ". 


the  linzee  family.  591 

From  the  Life  of  William  Hickling  Prescott  by 
George  Ticknor,  Appendix  B. 

The  Crossed  Swords. 

Colonel  William  Prescott,  the  grandfather  of  the  historian, 
—  died  in  1795.  Captain  John  Linzee,  grandfather  of  the  histo- 
rian's wife,  was  born  at  Portsmouth  [should  be  Portsea],  England, 
in  1743,  but,  establishing  himself  in  the  United  States  after  the  war 
of  the  Revolution  was  over,  died  at  Milton,  near  Boston,  in  1798. 
In  process  of  time,  the  swords  of  these  two  opposing  commanders 
came  by  transmission  and  inheritance  to  the  historian,  and  were  by 
him  arranged,  first  over  one  of  the  bookcases  in  his  quiet  study  in 
Bedford  Street,  and  afterwards  on  the  cornice  of  his  library  in  Bea- 
con Street.  In  either  place  the  sight  was  a  striking  one,  and  gen- 
erally attracted  the  attention  of  strangers.  Mr.  Thackeray,  whose 
vigilant  eye  did  not  fail  to  notice  it  when  he  visited  Mr.  Prescott, 
in  1852,  thus  alludes  to  it  very  happily  in  the  opening  of  his  "  Vir- 
ginians," published  six  years  later: 

"  On  the  library-wall  of  one  of  the  most  famous  writers  of  America 
there  hang  two  crossed  swords,  which  his  relatives  wore  in  the  great 
war  of  Independence.  The  one  sword  was  gallantly  drawn  in  the 
service  of  the  king,  the  other  was  the  weapon  of  a  brave  and  honored 
repubhcan  soldier.  The  possessor  of  the  harmless  trophy  has  earned 
for  himself  a  name  alike  honored  in  his  ancestors'  country  and  in  his 
own,  where  genius  like  his  has  always  a  peaceful  welcome." 

By  the  thirteenth  article  of  Mr.  Prescott's  will  he  provided  for 
the  disposition  of  these  swords  as  follows :  — 

"  The  sword  which  belonged  to  my  grandfather.  Colonel  William 
Prescott,  worn  by  him  in  the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill,  I  give  to  the 
Massachusetts  Historical  Society,  as  a  curiosity  suitable  to  be  pre- 
served among  their  collections;  and  the  sword  which  belonged  to 
my  wife's  grandfather.  Captain  Linzee,  of  the  British  Royal  Navy, 
who  commanded  one  of  the  enemy's  ships  lying  off  Charlestown 
during  the  same  battle,  I  give  to  my  wife." 

As  Mrs.  Prescott,  and  the  other  heirs  of  Captain  Linzee,  de- 
sired that  the  swords  should  not  be  separated,  Mr.  Gardiner,  who 
was  Mr.  Prescott's  executor,  sent  them  both  to  the  Historical  So- 
ciety, accompanied  by  an  interesting  letter  addressed  to  the  Hon. 
Robert  C.  Winthrop,  its  President,  and  to  be  found,  dated  April 
19th,  1859,  in  the  volume  of  the  "  Proceedings  "  of  that  Society 
pubhshed  in  1860,  pp.  258-264. 

Resolutions  offered  by  Mr.  Winthrop  were  unanimously  adopted, 
directing  the  swords  to  be  arranged  in  a  conspicuous  place  in  the 
halls  of  the  Society,  crossing  each  other,  as  they  had  been  crossed 
in  Mr.  Prescott's  library,  and  with  suitable  inscriptions  setting  forth 
their  history  and  the  circumstances  of  their  reception. 

A  Tablet  of   black-walnut   was,    therefore,   prepared,   to   which 


592  THE    LINZEE    FAMILY. 

they  now  stand  attached,  crossed  through  a  carved  wreath  of  olive- 
leaves;  while  over  them  are  two  shields,  leaning  against  each  other, 
and  bearing  respectively  the  Prescott  and  the  Linzce  arms. 

On  the  right,  next  to  the  hilt  On  the  left,  next  to  the  hilt  of 
of  Colonel  Prescott's  sword,  is  Captain  Linzee's  sword,  is  the 
the  following  inscription :  —  following  inscription :  — 


The  sword 

The  sword 

of 

of 

►LONEL  WILLIAM  PRESCOTT, 

CAPTAIN  JOHN  LINZEE,  R.N. 

worn  by  him 

who  commanded  the 

while  in  command  of  the 

British  sloop-of-war  "  P'alcon  " 

Provincial  forces 

while  acting  against  the  Americans 

at  the 

during  the  Battle  of  Bunker  Hill, 

Battle  of  Bunker  Hill, 

presented  to  the 

17  June,  1775, 

Massachusetts  Historical  Society, 

and 

14  .A.pril,  1859, 

bequeathed  to  the 

by  his  grandchildren 

Massachusetts  Historical  Society 

Thomas  C.  A.  Linzee 

by  his  grandson 

and 

William  H.  Prescott. 

Mrs.  William  H.  Prescott. 

On  two  separate  scrolls  is  the  following  inscription:  — 

These  swords  They 

for  many  years  were  hung  crossed  are  now  preserved 

in  the  library  in  a  similar  position 
of  the  late  eminent  historian  by  the 

WILLIAM  HICKLING  PRESCOTT        MASS.  HISTORICAL  SOCIETY, 

in  token  of  in  memory 

international  friendship  of  the  associations 

and  with  which  they  wiD  be 

family  alliance.  inseparably  connected. 

On  the  evening  of  Thursday,  April  28,  1859,  at  a  meeting  of  the 
Society,  held  at  the  house  of  its  President,  the  Hon.  Robert  C.  Win- 
throp,  the  Rev.  N.  L.  Frothingham  —  who,  at  the  special  meeting 
of  the  Society,  called  together  by  the  death  of  the  historian,  had  in 
apt  and  beautiful  words  offered  an  affectionate  tribute  to  the  charac- 
ter of  his  friend  and  parishioner  —  read  the  following  lines,  which, 
in  words  no  less  apt  and  touching,  give  the  poetical  interpretation  of 

The  Crossed  Swords. 

Swords  crossed,  —  but  not  in  strife! 
The  chiefs  who  drew  them,  parted  by  the  space 
Of  two  proud  countries'  quarrel,  face  to  face 

Ne'er  stood  for  death  or  life. 

Swords  crossed,  that  never  met 
While  nerve  was  in  the  hands  that  wielded  them; 
Hands  better  destined  a  fair  family  stem 

On  these  free  shores  to  set. 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  593 

Kept  crossed  by  gentlest  bands! 
Emblems  no  more  of  battle,  but  of  peace; 
And  proof  how  lovers  can  grow  and  wars  can  cease, 

Their  once  stern  symbol  stands. 

It  smiled  first  on  the  array 
Of  marshalled  books  and  friendliest  companies; 
And  here,  a  history  among  histories, 

It  still  shall  smile  for  aye. 

See  that  thou  memory  keep. 
Of  him  the  firm  commander;  and  that  other. 
The  stainless  judge;  and  him  our  peerless  brother,  — 

All  fallen  now  asleep. 

Yet  more:  a  lesson  teach. 
To  cheer  the  patriot-soldier  in  his  course. 
That  Right  shall  triumph  still  o'er  insolent  Force; 

That  be  your  silent  speech. 

Oh,  be  prophetic  too! 
And  may  those  nations  twain,  as  sign  and  seal 
Of  endless  amity,  hang  up  their  steel, 

As  we  these  weapons  do ! 

The  archives  of  the  Past, 
So  smeared  with  blots  of  hate  and  bloody  wrong, 
Pining  for  peace,  and  sick  to  wait  so  long, 

Hail  this  meek  cross  at  last. 

Poem  of  Rev.  Dr.  N.  L.  Frothinghara. 

And  so  was  fitly  closed  up  the  history  of  this  singular  trophy,  if 
trophy  that  can  be  called  which  was  won  from  no  enemy,  and  which 
is  a  memento  at  once  of  a  defeat  that  was  full  of  glory,  and  of  triumphs 
in  the  field  of  letters  more  brilliant  than  those  in  the  fields  of  war. 

Dr.  Wilham  Everett  in  a  Prescott  oration  had  the  following  to 
say  on  jingoism: 

"  There  hang  now  in  the  Hbrarj^  of  the  Massachusetts  Historical 
Society  the  swords  that  Prescott  and  Linzee  wore  —  ,  crossed  not  in 
strife  but  in  peaceful  symmetry.  There  may  they  hang  forever,  as 
a  symbol  that  the  softening  of  the  rough  ages  by  the  disuse  of  wars 
is  not  the  mere  vision  of  a  heathen  poet,  but  indeed  the  veritable 
song  brought  down  from  heaven  by  the  angels;  there  may  they  hang 
forever,  or  rather  if  ever  evil  passions  on  either  side  of  the  ocean  seek 
to  drive  us  into  the  sin  and  crime  of  war,  let  them  be  transferred  to 


594  THE   LINZEE   FAMILY. 

the  department  of  state  at  Washington,  where  those  who  conduct 
the  diplomacy  of  the  United  States,  looking  at  them  upon  the  wall, 
and  through  the  window  upon  the  monument  of  the  Father  of  his 
Country,  may  feel  their  spirits  chastened  and  their  souls  raised  from 
the  low  swamp  of  battle  to  the  soaring  heights  of  peace.  Then 
let  the  war  god  sink  into  the  embrace  of  all  conquering  love,  and  let 
the  genius  of  peace  throw  over  their  limbs  the  resistless  network  of 
the  arts,  that  all  the  gods  of  Olympus  may  come  and  behold  the 
spectacle  of  men's  claims  yielding  to  their  duties,  and  Moloch  pros- 
trated before  Jesus." 

The  history  of  Captain  John  Linzee,  of  his  wife  Susanna  Iiunan  and 
their  children,  would  not  be  complete  without  an  account  of  the 
Speakman,  Irmian,  and  Rowe  families,  particularly  the  wills  of  John 
Rowe  and  his  wife  Hannah  (Speakman)  Rowe.  The  affection  of 
the  Rowes  for  their  niece,  the  wife  of  Captain  John  Linzee  and  her 
children,  found  its  inspiration  from  the  encouragement  given  by 
them  to  the  Captain  in  his  courtship  of  Sukey  the  daughter  of  Ralph 
Inman,  when  her  father  opposed  their  marriage.  At  the  home  of 
the  Rowes  the  gallant  Captain  was  given  the  opportunity  to  persuade 
the  beautiful  Sukey.  Her  letter  to  her  friend  Lucy  Flucker  shows 
that  their  marriage  was  a  love  match. 

For  the  letters  from  Samuel  1st  Viscount  Hood  and  his  lady  Vis- 
countess Susanna  (Linzee)  Hood,  to  John  Rowe,  Mrs.  Rowe  and 
Captain  John  Linzee,  the  reader  is  referred  to  Chapter  VHL 


WILLIAM  SPEAKMAN(i),  b.  about  1685  in  England;  d.  8 
Apr.  1748,  Boston,  Mass.,  (The  Boston  Evening  Post,  Monday, 
April  11,  1748),  Friday  last  died,  after  a  few  weeks  Illness,  Mr. 
William  Speakman,  an  eminent  and  Wealthy  Baker  of  this  Town, 
and  one  of  the  rarest  Instances  of  Industry  and  Diligence,  that  per- 
haps ever  was  in  the  Country;  bur.  13  Apr.  1748,  Boston,  King's 
Chapelf,  as  WilHam  Speakman,  aged  63  y..  Baker;  William  Speak- 
man m.  Hannah  Hackeril  or  Hackerel,  25  Oct.  1719*,  by  the  Rev. 
Samuel  Miles,  Presb.;  called  by  Mistake  Mary  Accarill  in  the  King's 
Chapel  record  of  their  marriage;  her  parentage  is  unknown;  b. 
about  1687,  in  England;  d.  —  July  1757,  Boston;  bur.  26  July  1757, 
Boston,  King's  Chapelf,  as  Hannah  Speakman,  widow,  aged  70  y. 

(The  History  of  William  Speakman  of  Boston  and  his  descend- 
ants, by  John  WiUiam  Linzee). 

(Suff.  XLI:  105-8)  The  wUl  of  William  Speakman  of  Boston, 
Co.  Suffolk,  mentions  his  wife  Hannah,  and  three  children  Thomas 
Speakman,  Hannah  the  wife  of  John  Rowe  of  Boston,  Merchant, 


(')  In  the  parish  register  of  Leigh,  Lancashire,  England,  the  records  of 
a  numerous  family  of  the  name  of  Speakman  can  be  found. 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  595 

and  Susannah  the  wife  of  Ralph  Inman  also  of  Boston.  Wife  Han- 
nah, son  Thomas  Speakman  and  the  said  John  Rowe  and  Ralph 
Inman,  to  be  executors.  Made,  28  Mar.  1748.  In  Presence  of 
William  Price,  Thomas  Soden,  Alice  Quick,  and  R^,  Jennys.  Proved, 
26  Apr.  1748. 

(Original  Papers)  Inventory  of  the  estate  of  William  Speakman's 
Boston  property  amounted  to  £15417.  6.  0.  It  included  two  man- 
sion houses,  on  Corn  Hill,  and  two  large  dwelling  houses,  and  land 
on  Summer  Street.  His  estate  in  Cambridge  amounted  to  £1839. 
8.0. 


HANNAH  SPEAKMAN,  dau.  of  William  Speakman  and  Hannah 
Hackeril;  b.  4  Aug.  1725,  Boston,  Mass.;  4  Aug.  1776:  This  is 
M'^  Rowe's  birth  Day.  She  is  this  day  51  years  old  &  very  hearty 
&  Well  (John  Rowe's  Diary) ;  bapt.  —  Aug.  1725,  Boston,  King's 
Chapelf,  as  Hannah  dau.  of  William  and  Hannah  Speakman;  d. 
8  July  1805,  Boston*,  as  Hannah  Rowe,  aged  80  y.,  widow  of  John 
(Columb°  Centinel);  bur.  9  July  1805,  Boston,  Trinityf,  as  Hannah 
Rowe,  aged  80  y.;  Hannah  Speakman  m.  John  Rowe,  int.  26  May 
1743,  Boston*;  son  of  Joseph  and  Mary  (Hawker)  Rowe  of  Exeter, 
Somerset,  England  (Paper  by  Edward  Lillie  Pierce);  b.  16  Nov. 
1715,  Exeter  (Paper  by  E.  L.  Pierce);  d.  17  Feb.  1787,  Boston,  as 
J.  Rowe  Esq.,  aged  72  y.,  "  Gratitude  demands  a  Tear  "  (Fleet's 
Almanack  and  Register);  bur.  21  Feb.  1787,  Boston,  Trinityf,  as 
John  Rowe  Esq'.,  aged  72  y. 


(Suff.  LXXXVI:  97)  The  will  of  John  Rowe  of  Boston  Co.  Suff. 
Mass.  Esq.  mentions:  Hannah  dau.  of  my  sister  Mary  Tolcher,  late 
of  Plymouth  in  the  Kingdom  of  Great  Britain;  nephew  John  Rob- 
bins  son  of  my  sister  Rebecca;  brother  Jacob  Rowe  now  living  in 
Quebec;  children  of  my  Brother  Joseph  Rowe  all  my  Real  Estate 
Ijdng  in  the  City  of  Exeter  in  the  Kingdom  of  Great  Britain  near 
Bartholomew  Yard,  my  nephew  John  one  of  said  children,  the  title 
deeds  of  this  Estate  are  in  the  Hands  of  Lane  Son  &  Frazier;  George 
Inman  son  of  Ralph  Inman  Esquire;  unto  Susanna  Lindsee  Wife  of 
Capt.  John  Lindsee  and  to  her  heirs  forever  my  House  &  Land  situ- 
ate in  Essex  Street  in  Boston,  which  I  formerly  purchased  of  Robert 
Auchmuty  Esq.  &  Mr.  Addington  Davenport,  the  said  Devise  not 
to  take  place  notwithstanding  untill  the  Death  of  my  wife  Hannah 
Rowe;  Friend  Revd.  Samuel  Parker,  also  to  John  Rowe  Parker  his 
son,  after  the  death  of  my  wife,  the  house  and  land  situate  in  Pond 
Street;  servants  Andrew  Turner  and  James  Moore;  the  rest  & 
residue  of  my  Personal  Estate  unto  my  wife  Hannah  Rowe,  and  the 
profits  of  my  real  estate  for  life;  nephew  John  Rowe;  nephew  John 
Rowe,  son  of  my  Brother  Joseph  Rowe;  appoint  wife  Hannah  Rowe, 


596  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

friends  William  Tudor  Esq.,  Richard  Green,  and  John  Haskins  to  be 
executors.     Made  9  May  1786. 

John  Rowe 

Witnesses:   Daniel  Crosby,  James  Liswell,  Caleb  Marsh. 
Proved  at  Boston,  27  Feb.  1787,  by  the  exors. 

(Suff.  CIII:  353)  In  the  Name  God  Amen,  I  Hannah  Rowe  of 
Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts 
Widow  do  make  and  ordain  this  to  be  my  last  Will  and  Testament. 

First  I  order  that  all  my  just  debts  be  paid,  and  also  my  fu- 
neral charges  without  delay. 

Item  I  give  and  release  to  Mary  Speakman  Widow  whatever  she 
is  indebted  to  me. 

Item  I  give  and  release  to  Gilbert  Warner  Speakman  all  that  he  is 
indebted  to  me. 

Item  I  give  to  the  children  of  Gilbert  Warner  Speakman  two  thou- 
sand six  hundred  sixty  six  Dollars,  sixty  six  cents,  to  be  equally 
divided  among  them,  and  to  be  paid  to  them  by  my  Executor 
in  manner  following  viz:  To  such  of  them  as  may  be  of  age 
or  married  at  the  time  of  my  decease  their  portions  shall  be 
paid  as  soon  as  conveniently  may  be,  and  the  portions  of  the 
others  with  the  growing  interest  thereon  shall  be  paid  to  them 
respectively  as  they  attain  twenty  one  years  of  age  or  day  of 
marriage  which  shall  first  happen  and  if  either  of  said  chil- 
dren die  before  me  leaving  Issue,  the  portion  or  share  of  such 
deceased  child  or  children  shall  be  paid  to  their  heirs,  and  if 
either  of  them  die  before  or  after  me  leaving  no  Issue  and 
before  payment  of  their  Legacies,  the  same  shall  be  divided 
among  the  survivors  and  the  children  of  such  as  may  be  de- 
ceased, such  children  to  be  considered  as  representing  their 
parent. 

Item  I  give  to  my  niece  Hannah  Minot  Sixteen  hundred  sixty  six 
Dollars,  sixty  six  cents. 

Item  I  give  to  my  two  nieces  Sarah  Swan,  and  Mary  Minot  each, 
the  sum  of  sixteen  hundred  sixty  six  dollars,  sixty  six  cents. 

Item  I  give  to  the  reverend  Doctor  Samuel  Parker  and  to  the 
reverend  John  Gardiner  each,  ten  Guineas  Brittish  money. 

Item     I  give  and  release  to  James  Liswell  whatever  he  owes  me. 

Item  I  give  to  the  children  of  my  late  nephew  George  Inman  de- 
ceased Six  thousand  six  hundred  sixty  six  Dollars  sixty  six 
cents,  in  equal  portions  to  be  divided,  and  to  be  put  out  at 
Interest  by  my  Executors  on  good  security,  and  paid  to  them 
respectively  when  and  as  they  shall  attain  the  age  of  twenty 
one  years  or  day  of  marriage  which  shall  first  happen,  and  if 
one  or  more  of  said  children  shall  happen  to  die  before  said 
age  or  day  of  marriage,  the  share  of  such  deceased  child  or 


i 


Dorothy  Evelyn  Linzee 
1900- 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  597 

children  shall  be  divided  among  the  survivors,  and  the  Issue 
of  their  bodies  lawfully  begotten  if  any  of  them  shall  have  died 
leaving  Issue,  such  Issue  in  all  cases  to  represent  and  take 
the  share  of  the  deceased  parent.  I  also  give  to  Mary  Ann 
the  eldest  of  said  children  my  portrait  of  her  father  and  in 
case  of  her  death,  to  the  next  eldest  child  and  so  on  to  the 
other  children  according  to  seniority  of  age. 

Item  I  give  to  Samuel  Hood  Linzee,  a  large  Silver  Bowl  with  a  rim 
that  takes  off. 

Item  I  give  to  Hannah  Rowe  Amory  all  my  Wearing  Apparel  of 
every  kind  and  my  Gold  Watch  (requesting  her  to  give  that 
which  was  formerly  given  by  me  to  her  mother,  to  her  Sister 
Susan  Tilden).  I  also  give  said  Hannah  Rowe  Amory  all 
my  Household  Linen,  a  gilt  leather  screen,  my  portrait  and 
the  Portrait  of  her  Grandfather  and  Grandmother,  all  my 
small  profiles,  a  worked  Picture  which  she  gave  me,  my  Silver 
Urn,  Coffee  pot,  Tea  pot,  Sugar  bowl,  Silver  Castors,  four 
silver  salt  cellars  and  spoons,  my  books,  two  pews  in  Trinity 
Church,  my  Chariot  and  Horses,  my  Tombs  in  the  Granary 
burying  ground,  and  in  Trinity  church,  to  her  and  her  heirs 
forever. 

Item  I  give  to  Thomas  Rowe  Amory  and  Mary  Linzee  Amory  each, 
the  sum  of  Three  thousand,  three  hundred,  thirty  three  Dol- 
lars thirty  three  cents,  and  to  Linzee  Amory  and  Susan  Amory 
the  sum  of  sixteen  hundred  sixty  six  Dollars  sixty  six  cents; 
to  be  placed  at  Interest  and  paid  to  them  respectively  when 
and  as  they  shall  attain  the  age  of  twenty  one  years  or  day  of 
marriage  which  shall  first  happen,  and  if  one  or  more  of  them 
die  before  said  age  or  day  of  marriage,  the  share  of  such  de- 
ceased child  or  children  shall  be  divided  among  the  survivors 
and  their  Issue  lawfully  begotten,  if  any  of  them  shall  have 
left  Issue,  such  Issue  to  be  entitled  to  the  share  of  the  deceased 
Parent. 

Item  I  give  to  the  first  born  Son  of  Joseph  and  Susan  Tilden  Six- 
teen hundred  sixty  six  dollars,  sixty  six  cents,  to  be  placed  at 
Interest  and  paid  him  on  his  attaining,  twenty  one  years  of 
age  or  day  of  marriage  which  shall  first  happen,  and  I  au- 
thorize my  Executor  in  his  discretion  to  pay  over  the  prin- 
cipal sum  to  Joseph  Tilden  for  the  use  of  his  said  child. 

Item  I  give  a  note  of  hand  due  to  me  from  Sarah  Troutbeck  to  her 
Mother. 

Item  I  give  to  Andrew  Turner,  and  to  Elizabeth  Peatson,  an  an- 
nuity of  one  hundred  Dollars  each  to  be  paid  to  them  re- 
spectively in  quarterly  payments  during  their  lives  and  the 
life  of  each  of  them. 
Item  I  give  to  Ralph  Inman  Linzee,  to  John  Inman  Linzee,  to  Rose 
Linzee  and  to  Sarah  Inman  Linzee,  the  sum  of  Twenty 


598  THE   LINZEE   FAMILY, 

Thousand  Dollars  each.  It  is  my  Express  direction  however, 
that  these  several  legacies  to  the  said  Ralph  Inman,  John 
Inman,  Rose  and  Sarah  Inman,  remain  in  the  hands  of  my 
executors  as  their  trustee  during  their  respective  lives  and 
be  placed  by  him  at  Interest  upon  good  security,  and  that 
the  Interest  only  be  paid  to  them  severally  during  their 
respective  lives  provided  always  that  if  my  said  Executor 
shall  think  fit  to  pay  to  them  or  either  of  them  from  time  to 
time  any  part  of  the  principal  not  exceeding  in  any  case  Ten 
thousand  Dollars  to  each  of  them,  he  may  do  so  at  his  dis- 
cretion and  Whatever  balance  of  Principal  and  Interest  may 
remain  unpaid  to  each  of  said  children  Viz:  Ralph  Inman, 
John  Inman,  Rose  and  Sarah  Inman  at  the  time  of  his  or  her 
decease  shall  be  paid  to  the  issue  of  the  deceased  and  for 
want  of  Issue  to  the  survivors  and  survivor  and  their  heirs. 

Item  As  to  all  the  rest  and  residue  of  my  Estate  real  and  personal 
of  every  kind  and  description  I  order  that  my  Executor  as 
soon  as  may  be  convenient  after  my  decease,  sell  and  dispose 
thereof  at  Public  or  Private  sale  as  he  may  Judge  best  and 
Execute  good  and  sufficient  conveyances  thereof  and  call  in 
and  receive  all  debts  due  to  me  and  place  out  at  interest  upon 
good  security  the  principal  sums  which  I  have  herein  be- 
queathed untill  they  shall  become  payable,  and  the  whole  of 
said  residue  I  give  and  bequeath  in  three  equal  parts  to  be 
divided  among  Hannah  Rowe  Amory,  Samuel  Hood  Linzee 
and  Susan  Tilden  children  of  my  late  niece  Susanna  Linzee, 
and  their  heirs  forever,  and  if  either  of  the  said  last  mentioned 
children  should  die  before  me  leaving  lawful  Issue,  such  Issue 
shall  take  the  portion  intended  for  its  parent.  And  I  do 
further  direct  that  no  Inventory  be  rendered  of  my  Estate 
at  the  Probate  Office. 

Lastly  I  do  hereby  constitute  Thomas  C.  Amory  my  sole  Executor 
and  Trustee,  and  in  the  event  of  his  decease,  before  the  Exe- 
cution of  this  Will  and  of  the  Trusts  therein  specified  I  ap- 
point his  Brother  Jonathan  Amory  my  sole  Executor  and 
Trustee  and  I  order  that  my  Executor  stand  charged  with 
and  account  for  whatever  sums  they  may  be  indebted  to  me. 

In  Witness  whereof 
hereby  revoking  all  other  Wills  and  Testaments  by  me  here- 
tofore made  have  hereunto  set  my  hand  and  seal  this  third 
day  of  may  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  1803. 

Hannah  Rowe    L.S. 

Signed,  Sealed,  published  and  Declared  by  Hannah  Rowe  as  her 
last  Will  in  presence  of  us  who  at  her  request  and  in  her  presence, 
and  presence  of  each  other  have  hereunto  subscribed  our  names  as 
Witness  The  words  "to  her  "  in  the  second  page  being  first  erased 
H.  G.  Otis,  Samuel  Sanger  Junr.,  Jona.  Brooks. 


I 


THE  LINZEE    FAMILY.  599 

I  Hannah  Rowe  do  hereby  make  this  codicil  to  my  last  Will  above 
written  and  direct  that  the  same  be  taken  as  a  part  thereof.  Whereas 
in  and  by  my  said  Will  I  have  given  the  sum  of  twenty  Thousand 
dollars  to  Ralph  Inman  Linzee,  John  Inman  Linzee,  Rose  Linzee  and 
Sarah  Inman  Linzee  each;  I  hereby  declare  those  legacies  to  be  given 
upon  the  express  condition  that  the  funds  of  the  United  States  re- 
main at  or  near  their  present  Market  Value  Boston  viz :  the  six 
P.C.  Stock  at  not  less  than  ninety  five  P.C.  upon  the  Unredeemed 
Capital,  but  if  at  the  time  of  my  decease  the  said  six  P.C.  Stock  shall 
be  worth  less  than  ninety  five  P.C.  I  order  that  a  deduction  be  made 
from  each  of  said  legacies  in  the  same  proportion  which  the  market 
price  shall  bear  to  ninety  five  P.C.  And  in  order  to  Ascertain  the 
same  and  fix  the  principal  sum  of  said  legacies  it  is  my  desire  that 
the  Judge  of  Probate  for  the  County  of  Suffolk  would  nominate 
three  discreet  men  to  agree  upon  the  market  value  of  said  stock  at 
the  time  of  my  decease  and  to  report  the  deduction  to  be  made  from 
said  legacies  if  any,  in  case  said  Market  Value  should  be  less  than 
Ninety  five  P.C,  regard  being  had  to  the  said  proportion  or  Ratio 
and  their  report  being  accepted  by  the  Judge  of  Probate  and  re- 
corded shall  be  binding  upon  all  parties.  In  testimony  whereof  I 
have  hereto  set  my  hand  and  seal  this  sixth  day  of  May  in  the  year 
of  our  Lord  1803. 

Hannah  Rowe    L.S. 

Signed,  Sealed,  published,  and  declared  by  Hannah  Rowe  as  a 
codicil  to  her  last  Will,  in  presence  of  us  who  at  her  request  and  in 
her  presence  and  in  presence  of  each  other  have  hereunto  subscribed 
our  names.     H.  G.  Otis,  Jonathan  Brooks, Bullard. 

Proved  15  July  1805  Boston. 

Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts. 

Suffolk,  ss.     By  the  Judge  of  Probate  for  said  County. 

To  Thomas  C.  A.  Linzee  of  Boston  in  said  County, 

Whereas  you  the  said  Thomas  C.  A.  have  been  appointed 
trustee  under  the  Will  of  Hannah  Rowe,  late  of  said  Boston  Widow, 
dec*^  of  certain  estate  given  in  said  Will,  in  trust,  for  the  use  of  John 
I.  Linzee. 

Dated  at  Boston,  this  twenty  ninth  day  of  August  in  the  year  one 
thousand  eight  hundred  and  fifty  three 

Edwd.  Loring  Judge  of  Probate. 

Countersigned  by  H.  M.  WiUis  Reg. 

Joseph  Tilden  declined  the  trust,  and  so  Thomas  C.  A.  Linzee 
was  appointed  trustee  as  shown  above,  and  his  appointment  was 
confirmed  16  Mar.  1856. 


600  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

SUSANNA  SPEAKMAN,  dau.  of  William  Speakman  and  Hannah 
Hackeril;  bapt.  21  May  1727,  Boston,  King's  Chapelf,  as  Susanna 
dau.  of  William  and  Hannah  Speakman;  d.  30  June  1761:  "  Last 
Tuesday  died  Good  M"  Inman  to  the  Inexpressible  Grief  of  her 
Husband,  as  also  her  sister  M"  Rowe  &  I  can  venture  to  say,  I 
Greatly  Lament  her  as  a  good  woman  &  Friend  (Letter  of  John 
Rowe,  dated  Boston,  July  6,  1761,  to  D'.  W™.  Catherwood,  —  see 
Letters  and  Diary  of  John  Rowe,  by  Anne  Rowe  Cunningham); 
bur.  3  July  1761,  Boston,  Trinityf,  Susanna  Inman;  Susanna  Speak- 
man m.  Ralph  Inman,  int.  6  Oct.,  2  Nov.  1746,  both  of  Boston*,  at 
King's  Chapel,  by  Rev.  Dr.  Henry  Caner,  D.D.;  b.  17  Jan.  [1713], 
M'.  Inmans  birth  Day  (John  Rowe's  Diary,  under  date  of  17  Jan. 
1772),  in  England;  his  brother  the  Rev.  George  Inman,  Cantab, 
was  the  curate  of  Burrington,  Somerset,  England®;  d.  1  June  1788 
(Independent  Chronicle  and  Universal  Advertiser,  Boston,  Thursday, 
5  June  1788,  "  Died  on  Sunday  evening  last  at  his  seat  in  Cambridge, 
Ralph  Inman  Esq.,  aged  75  y.)";  bur.  4  June  1788,  Boston,  Trinityf, 
as  Ralph  Inman  Esq.,  aged  75  y. 

Ralph  Inman  of  Cambridge,  m.  2d  Elizabeth  Smith,  25  Sept.  1771, 
of  Boston*,  also  King's  Chapelt;  the  ceremony  was  performed  at 
the  seat  of  Mr  Ezekiel  Goldthwait,  by  Rev.  Mr.  Caner  (John  Rowe's 
Diary,  26  Sept.  1771);  dau.  of  John  Murray  of  Unthank,  and  Anne 
dau.  of  Archibald  Bennet  of  Chesters,  in  Scotland  (James  Murray, 
Loyalist,  Appendix  by  Nina  Moore  Tiffany  and  Susan  I.  Lesley); 
b.  about  1726,  Scotland  (Statement  by  herself,  in  Ibid.);  d.  25  May 
1785,  Boston*,  as  Elizabeth,  aged  59  y.,  wife  of  Ralph  Inman,  she 
was  widow  of  Jas.  Smith  who  d.  1769;  she  d.  at  her  home  in  Cam- 
bridge; bur.  27  May  1785,  Boston,  Trinityf,  as  M"  Elizabeth  In- 
man, aged  59  y. ;  her  gravestone  in  the  King's  Chapel  ground  calls 
her  Elizabeth  the  relict  of  James  Smith  Esq.,  who  died  the  wife  of 
Ralph  Inman  Esq.,  25  May  1785,  aged  59  y. 

Elizabeth  Murray  m.  1st  Thomas  Campbell,  int.  27  Oct.,  26  Nov. 
1755,  Boston*,  at  Trinity  Church;  he  was  bur.  11  Feb.  1759,  Trinity 
Churchf ,  Boston,  as  Thomas  Campbell. 

Elizabeth  Campbell,  m.  2d  James  Smith,  int.  13  Mar,,  25  Mar. 
1760,  Boston*;  he  d.  4  Aug.  1769,  Boston*,  as  James  Smith  Esq., 
aged  82  y.,  at  Milton;   bur.  King's  Chapel. 

The  picture  of  Ralph  Inman,  shows  the  eyes  hazel-greyish;  white 
wig;  coat  brown,  leathery  in  tone  shading  towards  sherry;  under 
waistcoat  of  black  velvet,  ecru  lace;  buttons  same  color  as  coat. 

The  picture  of  his  wife  Susanna  (Speakman)  Inman,  shows  the 
eyes  were  dark  brown;  hair  black;  dress  dark  greenish  blue,  with 
ecru  white  lace;  complexion  of  good  color;  drapery  brown  pink, 
very  dull  coloring. 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  601 

Old  Land  Marks  of  Middlesex,  by  S.  A.  Drake,  pp.  187-189. 

"  In  coming  from  Charlestown  or  Lechmere's  Point  by  the  old 
county  road  .  .  .  ,  and  before  the  day  of  bridges  had  created  what 
is  now  Cambridgeport  out  of  the  marshes,  the  first  object  of  interest 
was  the  farm  of  Ralph  Inman,  a  well-to-do,  retired  merchant  of  the 
capital.  His  mansion-house  and  outbuildings  formed  a  small  ham- 
let, and  stood  in  the  angle  of  the  road  as  it  turned  sharp  to  the  right 
and  stretched  away  to  the  Colleges." 

"  The  world  would  not  have  cared  to  know  who  Ralph  Inman  was 
had  not  his  house  become  interwoven  with  the  history  of  the  siege 
as  the  headquarters  of  that  rough,  fiery  genius,  Israel  Putnam.  It 
could  not  have  been  better  situated,  in  a  military  view,  for  old  Put's 
residence.  The  General's  own  regiment  and  most  of  the  Connecti- 
cut troops  lay  encamped  near  at  hand  in  Inman's  green  fields  and 
fragrant  pine  woods.  It  was  but  a  short  gallop  to  the  commander- 
in-chief's,  or  to  the  posts  on  the  river.  Remove  all  the  houses  that 
now  intervene  between  Inman  Street  and  the  Charles,  and  we  see 
that  the  gallant  old  man  had  crouched  as  near  the  enemy  as  it  was 
possible  for  him  to  do,  and  lay  like  a  watch-dog  at  the  door  of  the 
American  lines." 

"  Ralph  Inman  was,  of  course,  a  royalist.  Nature  does  not  more 
certainly  abhor  a  vacuum  than  does  your  man  of  substance  a  revo- 
lution. Strong  domestic  ties  bound  him  to  his  allegiance.  He  was 
of  the  Church  of  England  too,  and  his  associates  were  cast  in  the 
same  tory  mould  with  himself.  He  had  been  a  merchant  in  Boston 
in  1764,  and  the  agent  of  Sir  Charles  Frankland  when  that  gentleman 
went  abroad.  He  kept  his  coach  and  his  liveried  servants  for  state 
occasions,  and  the  indispensable  four-wheeled  chaise  universally 
affected  by  the  gentry  of  his  day  for  more  ordinary  use.  If  he  was 
not  a  Scotsman  by  descent,  we  have  not  read  aright  the  meaning  of 
the  thistle,  which  Inman  loved  to  see  around  him. 

"  The  house  had  a  plain  outside,  unostentatious,  but  speaking 
eloquently  of  solid  comfort  and  good  cheer  within.  It  was  of  wood, 
of  three  stories,  with  a  pitched  roof.  From  his  veranda  Inman  had 
an  unobstructed  outlook  over  the  meadows,  the  salt  marshes,  and 
across  the  bay,  to  the  town  of  Boston.  What  really  claim  our  ad- 
miration about  this  estate  were  the  trees  by  which  it  was  glorified, 
and  of  which  a  few  noble  elms  have  been  spared.  Approaching 
such  a  house,  as  it  lay  environed  by  shrubbery  and  screened  from  the 
noonday  sun  by  its  giant  guardians,  with  the  tame  pigeons  perched 
upon  the  parapet  and  the  domestic  fowls  cackling  a  noisy  refrain 
in  the  barn-yard,  you  would  have  said,  '  Here  is  good  old-fashioned 
thrift  and  hospitality;  let  us  enter,'  and  you  would  not  have  done 
ill  to  let  instant  execution  follow  the  happy  thought." 

"  Besides  his  tory  neighbors  —  and  at  the  time  of  which  we  write 
what  we  now  call  Old  Cambridge  was  parceled  out  among  a  dozen 


602  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

of  these  —  Inman  was  a  good  deal  visited  by  the  loyal  faction  of  the 
town.  The  officers  of  his  Majesty's  army  and  navy  liked  to  ride 
out  to  Inman's  to  dine  or  sup,  and  one  of  them  lost  his  heart  there." 

"  John  Linzee,  captain  of  H.M.  ship  Beaver,  met  with  Sukey 
Inman  (Ralph's  eldest  daughter)  in  some  royalist  coterie,  —  as  like 
as  not  at  the  house  of  her  bosom  friend,  Lucy  Flucker,  —  and  found 
his  heart  pierced  through  and  through  by  her  bright  glances.  He 
struck  his  flag,  and,  being  incapable  of  resistance,  became  Sukey's 
lawful  prize.  He  came  with  Dalrymple,  Montague,  and  his  brother 
officers  ostensibly  to  sip  Ralph's  mulled  port  or  Vidania,  but  really, 
as  we  may  beheve,  to  see  the  daughter  of  the  house.  For  some 
unknown  cause  the  father  did  not  favor  Linzee's  suit.  There  was 
an  aunt  whom  Sukey  visited  in  town,  and  to  whose  house  the  gallant 
captain  had  the  open  sesame,  but  who  manoeuvered,  as  only  aunts 
in  1772  (and  they  have  not  forgot  their  cunning)  knew  how,  to  keep 
the  lovers  apart. 

"  But  John  Linzee  was  no  faint-heart,  and  he  married  Sukey 
Inman.  George  Inman,  her  brother,  entered  the  British  army. 
Linzee  commanded  the  Falcon  at  the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill,  where 
he  did  us  all  the  mischief  he  could,  and  figured  elsewhere  on  our 
coasts.  In  1789  he  happened  again  to  cast  anchor  in  Boston  Har- 
bor, and  opened  his  batteries  this  time  with  a  peaceful  salute  to  the 
famous  stars  and  stripes  flying  from  the  Castle.  It  is  well  known 
that  Prescott,  the  historian,  married  a  granddaughter  of  Captain 
Linzee." 

"  The  interior  of  Inman's  house  possessed  no  striking  features. 
It  was  roomy,  but  so  low-studded  that  you  could  easily  reach  the 
ceihngs  with  your  hand  when  standing  upright.  The  deep  fireplaces, 
capacious  cupboards,  and  secret  closets,  were  all  there.  Our  last 
visit  to  the  mansion  was  to  find  it  divided  asunder,  and  being  rolled 
away  to  another  part  of  the  town,  where  we  have  no  wish  to  foUow. 
It  was  not  a  pleasant  sight  to  see  this  old  house  thus  mutilated,  with 
its  halls  agape  and  its  cosey  bedchambers  literally  turned  out  of 
doors,  —  a  veritable  wreck  ashore." 

"  Inman  was  arrested  in  1776.  He  had  been  of  the  king's  coun- 
cil, and  an  addresser  of  Hutchinson.  He  became  a  refugee  in  Boston, 
and  his  mansion  passed  into  the  custody  of  the  Provincial  Congress, 
who  assigned  it  to  General  Putnam." 

(N.E.H.  &  G.R.  XXV:  231-2). 

On  the  back  of  a  paper  written  on  the  three  other  sides,  and  used 
as  an  envelope,  are  the  following  words:  "  Capt".  John  Linzee,  N°. 
8  Great  Geo^  Street,  Plymouth, 

Capt.  Davis  Boston  packet." 

Then  in  the  handwriting  of  Capt.  John  Linzee  is  this  memorandum: 

"  A  Copy  of  M'.  Inmans  will  in  the  year  1788." 

Only  an  abstract  will  be  given  here : 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  603 

The  will  of  Ralph  Inman  of  Cambridge,  Co.  Midd.  Esq'.,  mentions, 
my  Son  in  law  John  Linzee,  and  my  son  George;  Daughter  Susanna 
Linzee  and  her  children;  all  real  estate  in  Cambridge  or  elsewhere  to 
be  sold;  friend  Herman  Brimmer,  sole  exor.  Made  5  May  1788. 
In  presence  of  Thomas  Crafts,  Stephen  Cleverly,  James  Liswell. 

Codicil:  16  May  1788,  mentions  son  George  and  his  children. 
In  presence  of  Benjamin  Waterhouse,  John  Haskins,  Jn°.  Rowe. 
Proved  18  July  1788. 

The  important  fact  brought  out  by  this  will,  is  the  certainty  that 
Capt.  John  Linzee  was  residing  at  No.  8  Great  George  Street,  Ply- 
mouth, Devon,  England,  in  1788,  so  that  he  can  be  the  John  Linzee 
Esq.  of  Plymouth  and  others,  who  administered  on  the  2  Jan.  1788, 
to  the  estate  of  John  Linzee  Esq.  late  of  the  parish  of  Stoke  Damerel, 
Archdeaconry  of  Totnes,  which  is  recorded  in  the  registry  at  Exeter, 
England. 

No.  8  Great  George  Street  is  still  the  same  old  house,  only  the 
front  is  altered  into  a  grand  shop;  the  present  owner  has  lately 
bought  it  (previous  to  1910),  it  formerly  belonged  to  a  family  of  the 
name  of  Sheppard.  In  a  directory  of  1812,  a  Major  Lindsey,  R.A., 
lived  in  the  house.     (Statement  by  Mrs.  Lewis  Linzee). 

From  accounts  of  Captain  John  Linzee  with  Herman  Brimmer  on 
the  settlement  of  Ralph  Inman's  estate,  the  Captain  purchased 
certain  sundries  belonging  to  the  said  estate,  to  the  amount  of  £289. 
14.  0.,  consisting  of  £85.  2.  8.  of  household  furniture,  and  £204.  11.4. 
of  silverware,  and  other  items,  instead  of  the  £300.  0.  0.,  advanced 
to  George  Inman. 

The  account  also  discloses  Capt.  John  Linzee,  as  a  bon  vivant, 
and  entertainer. 

Children  of  Captain  John  Linzee  (118)  and  Susannah  Inman. 

120.  I.  Samuel  Hood,  b.  27  Dec.  1773,  Plymouth,  Devon,  England,  as 

Samuel  Hood  son  of  John  and  Susannah  Linzee®. 

121.  II.  Hannah  Rowe,  b.  19  Oct.  1775,  Boston,  Mass.,  U.  S.  A.,  as  Hannah 

Rowe  dau.  of  John  and  Susannah  Linzee®. 
HI.  CmLD,  b.  9  Nov.  1777,  on  the  Delaware  River,  U.  S.  A.,  during  a 
naval  battle®;  d.  during  the  engagement®. 

122.  IV.  Susannah,  b.  4  Apr.  1779,  at  the  Island  of  Barbadoes,  as  Susannah 

dau.  of  John  and  Susannah  Linzee®. 

123.  V.  John  Inman,  b.  10  Mar.  1781,  Pljonouth,  England,  as  John  Inman 

son  of  John  and  Susannah  Linzee®. 

124.  VI.  Rose,  b.  17  Apr.  1783,  Plymouth,  England,  as  Rose  dau.  of  John 

and  Susannah  Linzee®,  at  8  Great  George  Street®. 

125.  VII.  Ralph  Inman,  b.  18  May  1785,  Plymouth,  England,  as   Ralph 

Inman  son  of  John  and  Susannah  Linzee®,  at  8  Great  George 
Street®. 


604  THE    LINZEE    FAMILY. 

126.  VIII.  Sarah  Inman,  b.  15  Apr.  1787,  Plymouth,  England,  as  Sarah 
Inman  dau.  of  John  and  Susannah  Linzee®,  at  8  Great  George 
Street®. 
IX.  Mary  Inm.\n,  b.  11  June  1789,  Boston,  Mass.,  U.  S.  A.,  ad  Mary 
Inman  dau.  of  John  and  Susannah  Linzee®;  bapt.  21  June 
1789,  Trinity  Churchf,  as  Mary  Inman  dau.  of  Capt.  John  Linzee 
by  Susannah  Inman  his  wife,  sponsors,  Capt.  Linzee,  Mrs. 
Rowe,  Mrs.  Brimmer;  d.  18  May  1793,  Boston,  as  Mary  Inman 
Linzee®. 
X.  George  Inman,  b.  7  Aug.  1792,  Boston,  as  George  Inman  son  of 
John  and  Susannah  Linzee®;  bapt.  25  Sept.  1792,  Trinity 
Churchf,  as  George  Inman  son  of  John  Linzee  by  Susannah 
Inman  his  wife,  sponsors,  Capt.  Linzee,  Mrs.  Rowe;  d.  21  Mar. 
1793,  Boston,  as  George  Inman  Linzee®;  bur.  23-29  Mar.  1793, 
as  George  Inman  aged  8  m.,  infant  of  Capt.  Linzee. 


119.  EDWARD  LINZEE,  son  of  Admiral  Robert  Linzee 
(117)  and  Ann  Redston;  b.  about  1774,  Newport,  Isle  of  Wight, 
Hants,  England.  Edward  Linzee,  son  of  Robert,  born  at  Newport, 
Isle  of  Wight,  —  school,  Winchester,  under  M"".  Richards,  admitted 
pensioner  under  Mess".  Metcalfe  and  Lane,  11  Oct.  1791,  age  16 
(Christ's  College,  Cambridge  Alumni);  he  was  of  Christ  College, 
Cambridge,  aged  22  y.  in  1796  (R.  by  1st  Viscount  Hood);  the  Rev. 
Edward  Linzee,  Rector  of  West  Tilbury,  Essex,  d.  4  Aug.  1842,  at 
Binfield  Park,  Berks,  aged  68  (CM.,  and  Hasted's  Hist,  of  Kent, 
Edited  by  Henry  H.  Drake,  The  Hundred  of  Blackheath,  I:  131  and 
note  30).  His  epitaph  in  St.  Mary's  Churchyard,  Hornsej'',  Midd., 
bears  the  following  inscription:  Erected  in  affectionate  remembrance 
of  Edward  Linzee,  M.A.,  Rector  of  West  Tilbury,  Essex,  Son  of 
Robert  Linzee  Esq^,  Admiral  of  the  Blue,  Who  departed  this  life 
August  4*^.  1842,  Aged  68  years:  And  Caroline  Linzee  His  beloved 
wife,  the  only  daughter  of  Jacob  and  Eliza  Bowles  Warner  Of  this 
Parish,  Who  died  October  16'**.  1840,  Aged  56  years:  Also  Augusta 
Linzee  Their  daughter  who  died  June  30*^.  1831,  aged  18  years: 
Jesus  said  blessed  are  those  servants  whom  the  Lord  when  He  cometh, 
shall  find  them  watching  (Cansick's  Epitaphs  of  Middlesex,  III:  13). 
The  Rev.  Edward  Linzee  of  Charlton,  Kent,  m.  Miss  Warner  of 
Hornsey,  25  Oct.  1803  (CM.),  at  Hornsey®;  who  was  Caroline 
Warner,  his  first  cousin  on  his  mother's  side,  the  dau.  of  Jacob  and 
Elizabeth  Bowles  (Redston)  Warner  of  Hornsey,  whose  wife  was 
sister  of  Ann  Redston  the  wife  of  Admiral  Robert  Linzee  (117)®; 
Caroline  Warner  was  b.  about  1784,  Hornsey®;  Caroline  wife  of 
Rev.  Edward  Linzee,  d.  16  Oct.  1840,  at  Kelvedon  Hall  (CM.); 
she  d.  16  Oct.  1840,  West  Tilbury,  Essex®. 

Edward  Linzee  was  a  B.A.,  1796,  and  M.A.  1799.  Admitted 
scholar  (Hants),  8  Dec.  1791.  Ordained  deacon,  Norwich,  Mar. 
1797.     Vicar  of  Exning,  Suffolk,  12  Mar.  1797-1813  [?J.     Rector  of 


Hannah  Rowe  (Linzee)  Amory 
1775-1845 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  605 

Charlton,  Kent,  14  Jan.  1799,  patron,  Cath.  Chamberlain,  widow. 
Thomas  Chamberlain  succeeded  1806.  Married  25  Oct.  1803,  Miss 
Warner.  Vicar  of  St.  Alkmund's,  Shrewsbury  16  July  1806.  Rector 
of  West  Tilbury,  Essex,  16  July  1818^2.  And  Rural  Dean.  He 
was  living  at  Kelvedon  House,  Ongar,  when  his  son  Edward  Hood 
Linzee  was  admitted  at  Rugby,  1829,  and  at  Penn,  Bucks,  in  1835 
and  1839,  when  his  two  sons  were  respectively  admitted  at  Christ 
Church.     Died  at  Binfield  Park,  Berks,  1842,  aged  68  (Davy). 

The  Rev.  Edward  Linzee  never  used  the  middle  name  of  Redstone 
mentioned  by  his  uncle  Lord  Hood  in  the  pedigree  of  1796,  already 
recorded.  His  descendants  spell  the  name  without  the  final  letter, 
Redston.  He  was  elected  Rector  of  the  Parish  Church  of  St.  Luke's, 
Old  Charlton,  London,  S.E.,  on  the  14  Jan.  1799,  and  resigned  the  25 
Feb.  1806.  He  was  next  appointed  Vicar  of  St.  Alkmund's,  Shrews- 
bury, the  16  July  1806,  and  first  signed  the  marriage  register,  there, 
the  21  July  1806;  he  last  signed  it  the  16  Mar.  1815,  but  remained 
as  vicar  until  1818,  when  he  accepted  the  rectorship  of  West  Tilbury 
in  Ongar,  Essex,  where  he  remained  the  rest  of  his  life.  He  was 
presented  to  his  last  living,  in  1818,  by  the  King  (G.M.  of  1842). 

Abstract  of  the  will  and  two  codicils  of  the  Revd.  Edward  Linzee, 
Rector  of  West  Tilbury,  Essex.  (Ref.  507,  1842,  Somerset  House, 
Probate). 

Executors:  Caroline  Linzee  wife  of  the  Testator  and  son  Edward 
Hood  Linzee. 

Trustees:  The  Rt.  Honble  Samuel  Viscount  Hood,  George  Warner 
Brother-in-law  of  the  Testator,  Henry  Warner  and  the  above  men- 
tioned Edward  Hood  Linzee. 

Mentions  eldest  daughter  Caroline  Linzee  and  his  son  Robert 
George  Linzee. 

In  the  second  codicil  he  gives  to  his  daughter  Emily  a  portrait  of 
the  late  Jacob  Warner  and  appoints  his  brother-in-law  the  said 
George  Warner  Executor  in  place  of  his  wife  then  dead. 

Household  furniture  &c.  he  leaves  amongst  all  his  children  on 
attaining  21  years  of  age. 

N.B.    No  names  of  these  children  given. 

Witnesses:  W".  Murray  and  George  Clay  his  clerk. 

Will  dated,  9  Mar.  1837.  First  Codicil  dated,  12  Feb.  1839. 
Second  Codicil  dated,  9  Nov.  1840.  Will  and  two  codicils  proved, 
27  Aug.  1842. 

Children  of  Rev.  Edward  Linzee  (119)  and  Caroline  Warner. 

I.  Caroline,  b.  ;  d.  11  Aug.  1870,  Elmley  Park,  Co.  Worces- 
ter, England,  unmarried®;   bur.  Hornsey  churchyard,  Midd.®. 

II.  Emily,  b.  ;    d.  23  Nov.  1848,  Hampton  Lodge,  Farnham, 

England,  unmarried®  (G.M.);  bur.  under  Hornsey  Church,  in 
a  catacomb  ®. 


606  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

III.  Frances,    b. ;    d.    7    Sept.    1879,    Poyle   Park,   Farnham, 

Co.  Surrey,  F^ngland,  unmarried®. 

IV.  Sus.vNN'AH  Anne,  b. ;   d.  29  May  1870,  Elmley   Park,  Co. 

Worcester,  England,  unmarried®,   bur.  Hornsey  churchyard®. 

V.  Maria,  b.  ;    d.  7  Nov.   1854,  Hampton  Lodge,  Farnham, 

England,  unmarried®  (G.M.). 

VI.  Augusta,  b. ,  1813;  d.  June  30  1831,  Hornsey,  Co.  Midd., 

aged  18  y.,  unmarried;  bur.  Hornsey  churchyard. 

127.  VII.  Edward  Hood,  b.  23  Sept.  1815,  by  his  gravestone. 

128.  VIII.  Robert  George,  b.  3  Mar.  1820,  Kelvedon  Hall,  Ongar,  Co. 

Essex,  England®. 

IX.  Ellen  Mary,  b.  ,  1827,  Kelvedon  HaU®;    d.  19  July  1892, 

Stratford-on-Avon,  Co.  Warwick,  England,  unmarried,  aged  65 
y.®;  d.  20  July  1892,  Stratford-on-Avon,  as  Ellen  Mary  youngest 
dau.  of  the  late  Rev.  Edward  Linzee,  aged  65  y.  (Daily  News, 
23  July  1892). 

Family  records  of  Rev.  Edward  Linzee  (119)  were  contributed  by  his 
son  Robert  George  Linzee  (128). 


120.  SAMUEL  HOOD  LINZEE,  son  of  Captain  John  Linzee 
(118)  and  Susannah  Inman;  b.  27  Dec.  1773,  Plymouth,  Devon, 
England,  as  Samuel  Hood  son  of  John  and  Susannah  Linzee®;  bapt. 
11  Feb.  1774,  Stoke  Damerel,  Devonport,  Devon  (Par.  Reg.),  as 
Samuel  Hood  son  of  John  and  Susanna  Linzee;  d.  1  Sept.  1820, 
Stonehouse,  Devon,  aged  46  y.,  from  a  stroke  of  apoplexy,  due  to  a 
fall  from  his  horse  (R.  by  his  dau.  Susanna  Inman  (Linzee)  Browne). 
His  monument  is  situated  in  the  north  aisle  of  the  Church  of  St. 
Andrews,  at  Plymouth;  on  a  neat  white  marble  base,  surmounted 
by  an  urn  with  a  loose  shroud  pendant  from  the  urn,  the  urn  and 
shroud  having  a  background  of  black  marble,  is  this  inscription: 

"  SACRED   TO   THE   MEMORY   OF 

VICE   ADMIRAL   SAMUEL   HOOD   LINZEE 

WHO   DIED   THE   FIRST   OF   SEPTEMBER    1820 

AGED   FORTY   SIX   YEARS 

THE   GREATER   NUMBER   OF   WHICH   WERE   DEVOTED 

TO   THE   ACTIVE   SERVICE   OF   HIS    COUNTRY. 

HE   HAS   LEFT   A   WIDOW   AND    FIVE    CHILDREN 

TO   MOURN   HIS   IRREPARABLE   LOSS." 

Vice  Adm.  (of  the  Blue,  by  Blackwood's  Magazine)  Linzee,  d. 
2  Sept.  1820,  at  Plymouth,  who  fell  off  his  horse  a  few  days  previous 
in  a  fit  of  apoplexy.  This  gentleman  was  the  nephew  of  the  late 
Lady  Hood,  and  cousin  to  the  present  Lord  Hood.  Vice-Adm. 
Linzee  had  been  actively  employed  in  the  Royal  Navy  from  his 
youth  until  the  late  peace  (G.M.). 

The  preceding  record  contains  errors  of  date  and  genealogj';  he 
was  not  a  nephew  of  the  late  Lady  Hood. 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  607 

Capt.  Samuel  Hood  Linzee,  m.  1st  Miss  [Jane  or  Jessie]  Clark, 
—  July  1799,  at  the  Cape  of  Good  Hope,  South  Africa  (John  H. 
Dexter's  Mem.  with  the  N.E.H.  &  G.  Soc);  who  was  an  English 
lady,  and  walked  the  quarter-deck  during  an  action  with  two  French 
frigates,  in  the  Indian  Ocean,  scraping  lint  for  the  wounded®;  d.  28 
Aug.  1800,  at  Greenwich,  as  Mrs.  James  [?]  Linzee,  wife  of  Capt. 
S.  H.  L.  of  the  Royal  Navy  (G.M.) ;  she  d.  about  1800,  at  Green- 
wich, Kent,  England,  and  was  buried  there  with  her  infant  child®. 

Samuel  Hood  Linzee  Esq"",  Captain  in  the  Royal  Navy  and  of  this 
Parish,  a  widower,  m.  2d  Emily  Wooldridge  of  Plymouth,  spinster, 
7  Sept.  1802,  St.  Andrews  Church,  Plymouth  (Par.  Reg.),  by  Rev. 
John  Gandy,  in  the  presence  of  Mary  Hunt  and  J.  Wooldridge; 
dau.  of  Captain  William  Wooldridge,  R.N.,  and  of  Plymouth  c. 
1770®;  b.  1  Jan.  1780,  Redruth,  Cornwall,  England®;  d.  22  Mar. 
1825,  in  George  Street  Terrace,  Plymouth,  aged  45,  Emily,  widow  of 
Vice  Adm.  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  (G.M.) ;  d.  22  Mar.  (23  Mar.®) 
1825,  Plymouth,  Devon,  England,  as  Emily  Linzee  (Chanc.  Proc); 
bur.  1  Apr.  1825,  by  J.  Hatchard,  as  Mrs  Emily  Lindzee  of  Plym°., 
aged  45,  at  St.  Andrews  Church,  Plymouth  (Par.  Reg.). 

William  Wooldridge  Capt.  = 

R.N.,  of  Plymouth,  c.  1770. 


James  Wooldridge  Capt.  R.N. ;  Emily  Wooldridge,  m.  Ad- 

d.  Penzance,  1814.  m.  Caro-  miral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee. 

line  dau.  of  Treweeke  of  Mad- 
ron, Cornwall. 


Mary   Wooldridge,   m.   War-  William      Wooldridge      m. 

wick  Hunt  of  Burleigh,   W.  Anne  daughter  of  Rev.  Rich- 

Plymouth,  ard    Gurney    of    Tregony. 

Parents    of   William   Wool- 
dridge who  m.  Mary  Stacey. 

The  above  pedigree  of  William  Wooldridge  was  contributed  by 
his  great  great  granddaughter,  Mrs.  Svylls,  daughter  of  Edward  Henry 
Hawke  of  Tolgulla,  Scorrice,  Cornwall,  and  Emily  Catherine  Wool- 
dridge, daughter  of  William  Wooldridge,  Comm.  R.N.  and  Mary 
Stacey. 

The  painting  of  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  shows  very  soft 
light  brown  hair;  a  healthy  color  to  the  face;  eyes  dark  blue;  coat 
dark  Prussian  blue,  greenish;  braid  deep  gold,  brownish;  back- 
ground, very  dark  brown  and  blue.    Artist,  —  not  given. 


608  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

John  Linzee  (118)  was  Captain  of  the  Falcon  from  the  13  Oct. 
1774  until  after  July  1776.  His  son  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  (120)  was 
his  captain's  servant  and  senior  clerk  from  22  Oct.  1774  to  the  30 
Apr.  1776,  which  began  his  naval  career  before  Samuel  was  a  year 
old.  It  is  improbable  that  the  boy  was  on  board  the  Falcon,  with 
his  father,  at  the  Battle  of  Bunker  Hill  in  1775. 


Admiralty  Records. 

Samuel  Hood  Linzee  was  a  Lieutenant  the  21  July  1790,  Com- 
mander the  5  Nov.  1793,  Captain  the  8  Mar.  1794,  Rear  Admiral 
the  12  Aug.  1812,  Vice  Admiral  the  12  Aug.  1819,  and  died  the  2 
Sept.  1820. 

The  naval  records  at  Portsmouth,  Hants,  England,  show  that 
Samuel  Hood  Linzee  was  made  a  Post  Captain  the  8  Mar.  1794,  an 
Admiral  in  1812,  and  died  Sept.  1820. 

Samuel  Hood  Linzee  became  post  Captain  the  8  Mar.  1794,  Rear 
Admiral  of  the  Blue  the  12  Aug.  1812,  Rear  Admiral  of  the  White 
the  4  Dec.  1812,  Rear  Admiral  of  the  Red  the  4  June  1813,  and  Vice- 
Admiral  of  the  Blue  the  12  Aug.  1819.  (The  Royal  Navy,  by  Wm. 
Laird  Clowes,  V :  42) . 

The  Nemesis  (28),  Capt.  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  had  been  captured 
on  9th  Dec,  by  the  Sensible  and  Sardine  in  the  Neutral  port  of 
Smyrna  where  her  captors  were  blockaded  by  Capt.  Samuel  Hood 
with  two  frigates  till  Ganteaume's  squadron  forced  him  to  retire. 
The  Nemesis  was  then  taken  into  Tunis  by  the  Sardine  in  Jan.  1796. 
(Navy  Records  Soc,  The  Spencer  Papers,  1794-1801,  II:  11). 

The  Zealous  (74),  Captain  S.  H.  Linzee  was  one  of  the  fleet  under 
Rear  Admiral  George  Campbell  which  sailed  from  England  to  the 
harbour  of  Port  Royal  in  1802,  and  returned  to  England  in  May  of 
that  year.     (Recollections  of  James  Anthony  Gardner,  p.  228-9), 


The  Naval  History  of  Great  Britain,  by  William  James. 

^  (I:  275)  Capt.  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  was,  with  his  frigate 
"  Nemesis  "  of  28  guns,  captured  by  the  French  frigate  "  Sensible  " 
and  Corvette  "  Sardine  ",  in  the  neutral  port  of  Smyrna  the  9  Dec. 
1795,  while  lying  at  anchor,  without  any  opposition  from  Captain 
Lmzee,  beyond  a  remonstrance  at  the  illegality  of  the  measure. 

They  were  in  turn  blockaded  by  the  British  frigate  Aigle  of  38 
guns,  under  Capt.  Samuel  Hood,  and  the  frigate  Cyclops  of  28  guns, 
under  Captain  Wilham  Hotham. 

The  Nemesis  was  recaptured  by  the  English,  the  9  Mar.  1796. 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  609 

(III:  136)  On  the  26  Jan.  1801,  at  8  a.m.,  lat.  45°  N.,  long.  12°  W., 
the  British  12  pounder,  36  gun  frigate,  Oiseau,  Captain  Samuel 
Hood  Linzee,  fell  in  with  and  chased  the  French  36  gun  frigate 
D^daigneuse,  bound  from  Cayenne  to  Rochefort  with  despatches. 
The  Oiseau  continued  the  pursuit  alone  until  noon  on  the  27th,  when 
Cape  Finisterre  came  in  sight,  the  British  18  pounder,  36  gun  frig- 
ates Sirius  and  Amethyst,  Captains  Richard  King  and  John  Cook, 
joined  in  the  chase.  The  French  frigate  then  hauled  down  her 
colors  to  the  Oiseau.  The  Dedaigneuse  was  a  fine  vessel  of  897  tons, 
and  was  added  to  the  British  Navy. 


The  History  of  the  British  Navy,  by  C.  D.  Younge. 

The  right  to  search  the  vessels  of  neutral  nations  carrjang  mer- 
chandise belonging  to  an  enemy,  caused  England,  in  1801,  to  wage 
war  against  the  Northern  Confederacy  which  was  formed  by  the 
Russian  Emperor,  Paul.  Russia,  Prussia,  Denmark  and  Sweden 
were  in  alliance  against  England,  with  France  in  the  background, 
to  oppose  the  right  of  search. 

Pitt  at  once  despatched  an  Enghsh  fleet  under  the  command  of  Sir 
Hyde  Parker  on  the  London  of  98  guns,  with  Admiral  Nelson  on  the 
St.  George  of  98  guns,  and  Rear  Admiral  Graves  on  the  Defiance  of 
74  guns,  as  second  and  third  in  command,  and  Rear-Admiral  Totty 
and  Captain  S[amuel]  H[ood]  Linzee  on  the  Zealous  of  74  guns. 
Among  the  frigates  was  the  Desir^e  of  40  guns  commanded  by  Cap- 
tain George  Inman. 

The  account  of  the  Battle  of  Copenhagen,  which  was  fought  on  the 
2  Apr.  1801,  is  given  by  Younge  in  his  history;  a  more  vivid  de- 
scription can  be  found  in  Southey's  life  of  Nelson. 


The  Naval  History  of  Great  Britain,  by  William  James. 

(IV:  2)  On  the  22  Feb.  1805,  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee, 
commanded  the  Warrior  of  74  guns,  and  Captain  Henry  Inman,  the 
Triumph  of  74  guns;  they  were  in  the  fleet  of  Sir  Robert  Calder  on 
the  Prince  of  Wales  of  98  guns,  when  he  engaged  a  combined  French 
and  Spanish  fleet  off  Ferrol  and  Cape  Finisterre. 

Again  in  1805,  Captain  Linzee  commanded  the  Ajax  of  74  guns 
in  Sir  Robert  Calder's  fleet,  in  an  action  with  the  French  fleet  in  the 
North  Atlantic,  when  the  latter  was  defeated  and  captured.  (Au- 
thority for  this  statement  is  unknown) . 

(IV:  284)  On  the  19  July  1807,  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee, 
commanded  the  Maida  of  74  Guns,  one  of  Admiral  Lord  Gambler's 
fleet  which  in  Sept.  1807  bombarded  Copenhagen  and  captured  the 
Danish  fleet. 


610  THE   LINZEE   FAMILY. 

Capt.  S.  H,  Linzee  sat  on  the  Court  martial,  on  board  the  Gladia- 
tor, of  Sir  Home  Popham  on  6  Mar.  1807  (G.M.),  which  was  sus- 
tained. 

Captain  S.  H.  Linzee  Esq^.,  to  be  Colonel  of  Marines,  20  July 
1811  (G.M.). 

Post  Capt.  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  be  Rear-admiral  of  the  Blue 
12  Aug.  1812  (G.M.). 

Rear  admiral  of  the  Blue  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  Esq.,  to  be  Rear 
admiral  of  the  White,  29  Nov.  1813  (G.M.). 

119  Princeton  Street,  East  Boston 
Sept.  24,  1887. 
John  W.  Linzee  Esq. :  — 
Dear  Sir:  — 

In  the  Naval  History  of  Great  Britain  from  1793  down  to  1827,  I 
trace  Capt.  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  in  various  engagements  from  1795 
to  1807,  but  never  in  command  of  the  "  Thunderer  ".  When  an 
Admiral  he  may  have  had  his  Flag  on  board  of  her,  without  the  fact 
being  noted  in  history,  unless  she  had  been  engaged  in  a  fight.  His 
Flag  was  on  board  the  "  Dreadnaught "  when  George  Golding  was 
with  him,  and  when  he  left  her,  he  procured  Golding's  discharge 
that  he  might  accompany  him  as  his  servant.  Thus  you  can  per- 
ceive it  was  between  1807  and  1812  0),  that  the  Admiral  visited 
Boston.  Golding's  discharge  is  among  my  papers,  its  date  will 
give  the  exact  year  i^).  When  I  find  it  I  will  let  you  know.  The 
last  time  I  was  in  London,  1836, 1  was  on  board  the  "  Dreadnaught ", 
anchored  in  the  Thames,  and  fitted  as  an  hospital  for  merchant  sea- 
men. I  served  before  the  mast  in  the  British  Navy  myself,  and  picked 
up  from  old  seamen  some  of  the  yarns,  I  have  from  time  to  time, 
sketched  in  the  newspapers.  In  the  Index  of  James'  Naval  History, 
volume  6,  you  can  trace  the  fighting  scrapes  of  Capt.  Linzee.  I 
believe  his  family  is  of  Scottish  origin. 

Yours  Truly 

Duncan  McLean. 


(')  Letter  of  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  his  sister  Mrs.  Hannah  Rows 
Amory,  dated,  Plymouth,  10  Mar.  1818  proves  that  he  had  not  visited 
Boston  after  1791. 

(^)  George  Golding  was  for  fifty  years  in  an  insurance  office  in  Boston; 
he  was  dragged  out  of  his  father's  house  in  Hastings  when  a  boy  10  years 
old  and  was  sent  on  board  the  Dreadnaught  three  decker.  Admiral  Linzee 
liked  his  appearance  and  made  him  his  servant. 


the  linzee  family.  611 

Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to 
Mrs.  Hannah  Rowe. 

Nemisis,  Smyrna  Castle, 
July  31«*  1795.  (corrected  to  June) 

I  wrote  my  Ever  dear  Aunt  3  Letters  last  month  by  different 
Opportunitys  my  last  dated  the  17  of  May  by  the  Tisiphone  bound 
with  a  Convoy  for  England  which  she  leaves  at  Leghorn  to  return 
to  this  station,  my  letters  by  her  as  well  as  those  by  Post  will  inform 
you  of  a  Circumstance  on  which  my  future  happiness  depends,  to 
keep  you  my  dear  Aunt  no  longer  in  suspence  I  shall  candidly  inform 
you  of  my  having  an  attachment  for  a  Lady  of  this  Town,  Miss 
Susan  Van  Lennes,  her  Father  is  a  very  respectable  Merchant  of  a 
moderate  Fortune  but  large  Family,  one  of  his  daughters  is  Married 
to  Ad'  Waldgrave  of  our  Navy  and  several  others  to  English  mer- 
chants 3  of  which  belong  to  the  Turkey  Company,  suffer  me  then  to 
implore  the  Sanction  of  my  beloved  Aunt  to  a  Circumstance  on  which 
alone  depends  my  future  happiness,  my  sentiments  now  my  dear 
Aunt  I  shall  with  Candour  &  Sincerity  avow  to  you,  my  attachment 
for  Miss  Van  Lennes  is  such  that  I  can  no  longer  wish  my  Life  (w)ith- 
out  I  can  hope  for  her,  suffer  me  to  implore  once  more  your  appro- 
bation, my  letters  for  this  last  two  months  has  implored  this  bless- 
ing from  the  Best  of  Aunts,  but  now  Mother.  Impatiently  shall  I 
wait  your  Answer  as  it  will  remove  from  my  mind  a  burthen  that  I 
am  ready  to  sink  under,  the  Answer  from  her  Family  depends  on 
my  Fathers  &  Yours,  therefore  may  I  hope  for  your  Interest  added 
to  your  Sanction.  I  wrote  Hannah  by  the  last  Post  and  shall  again 
by  the  next,  accept  my  beloved  Aunt  my  prayers  for  your  Health 
&  Happiness  &  believe  me  to  be  with  the  greatest  truth 

Your  Ever  Affectionate  &  Dutiful  Nephew 

Sam.  Hood  Linzee 

Pray  give  my  love  to  Hannah. 

Mrs.  Hannah  Rowe.  Hundreds  are  dying  weekly  of  the 

Plague,  my  pen  cannot  describe 
the  horrors  of  this  country. 

Mrs.  Hannah  Rowe,  Boston. 

Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Mrs.  Hannah 

RowE  Amory. 

Hambourgh,  June  22.  1796. 

Tuesday  Mor'g  11  o'clock. 

I  am  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  my  dear  Sisters  letter  dated 
the  15  of  No^:  95,  by  Capt.  Gooding  which  I  fortunately  rec^  on  the 
9  of  May  at  Florence,  being  then  on  my  journey  to  this  place  where 
I  arrived  yesterday  having  travelled  Eighteen  hundred  Miles.    I 


612  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

passed  through  the  Cities  of  Venice,  Vienna,  Dresden,  Prague  & 
Berlin,  6  of  the  Capitals  of  Europe.  I  leave  this  tomorrow  for 
England  in  a  Packet  boat,  on  my  arrival  I  shall  not  fail  to  write 
M'  Amory,  having  only  time  by  this  (3pportunity  to  say  I  am  well 
after  a  long  &  fatigucing  Journey  having  travelled  Day  &  Night 
since  the  first  of  May  when  I  quitted  Leghorn. 

A  ship  sailed  yesterday  for  Boston,  I  accidentally  met  the  Com- 
mander of  her  as  he  was  leaving  the  town,  therefore  had  not  time  to 
write  my  Father  or  yourself,  but  did  our  Aunt  a  few  words  and  sent 
her  my  miniature  Picture,  which  I  intended  to  have  had  sett  in 
London,  had  I  not  met  with  so  favourable  an  Opportunity  of  for- 
warding it,  I  also  enclosed  her  my  narrative  of  the  Capture  of  my 
Ship  &  Sentence  of  the  Court  Martial  held  on  me.  I  mentioned  in 
my  Letter  having  a  Picture  for  you  I  greatly  lament  not  having  met 
a  favourable  Conveyance  of  sending  it  to  America  while  in  the  Medi- 
teranean.  It  is  a  View  of  Constantinople  done  in  Needle  work  on 
Silk ;  I  was  obliged  to  leave  it  with  most  of  my  cloathes  with  Admiral 
Linzee  to  forward  to  England  by  the  P'  Man  of  War  should  it  not 
fall  a  second  time  into  the  hands  of  the  Enemy,  I  shall  send  it  to 
you  by  the  P'  ship  bound  to  Boston  after  I  receive  it.  I  wrote  our 
Aunt  &  yourself  on  the  P'  of  April  from  Corsica  congratulating  you 
on  your  Marriage  which  I  sincerely  hope  will  prove  a  happiness  to 
yourself  &  Husband.  I  suppose  Susan  is  grown  a  fine  girl,  she  must 
write  me  or  I  shall  conclude  she  has  forgot  her  friends  in  England. 

You  observe  my  dear  Hannah  (you  hope  to  see  me  &  my  Lady) 
as  yet  I  have  not  one  or  have  I  the  least  Idea  of  Marrying  while  the 
War  lasts  or  perhaps  this  many  Years. 

I  shall  reserve  this  subject  for  a  future  period.  The  business  I 
once  spoke  I  believe  will  never  take  place,  at  present  time  will  not 
admit  of  entering  into  the  Particulars,  you  may  show  this  to  M" 
Rowe  &  my  Father,  both  I  have  wrote. 

With  best  wishes  for  the  Health  &  Happiness  of  yourself  &  Hus- 
band I  remain  with  love  to  Susan,  Rose  &  Sally  my  dear  Hannah 
ever  Affectionate  Brother 

Sam'  Hood  Linzee 

Mrs.  Hannah  Rowe  Amory 

Boston. 

P.S.  Give  mj^  respectful  Compts.  to  my  old  Acquaintances  par- 
ticularly Mrs.  Geyer's  &  Amory's  Family  also  M'  Bricks.  Let  me 
know  who  is  Married  or  Dead  of  my  Boston  friends. 

M"  Hannah  Rowe  Amory  to  the  care  of  Tho«  Amory  Esq^  Mer- 
chant, 
Boston,  New  England,  North  America. 


Hannah  Rowe  (Linzee)  Amory 
1775-1845 


the  linzee  family.  613 

Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Mrs.  Hannah 

RowE  Amory. 

H.  M.  Ship  Dortricht, 
Simons  Bay,  Cape  of  Good  Hope, 
June  1,  1797. 
My  dear  M'^  Amory: 

I  cannot  allow  the  Nero  belonging  to  Boston  to  sail  from  this 
place  for  America  without  informing  my  dear  Sister  of  my  being  in 
this  part  of  the  World,  with  the  Command  of  a  fine  Ship  of  66  Guns, 
that  was  taken  from  the  Dutch  not  long  since,  I  left  England  in 
Feb^  in  the  Trusty  as  I  wrote  about  the  time  of  my  sailing,  &  ar- 
rived here  on  the  5  of  May;  since  which  I  have  not  been  out  of  my 
Ship,  therefore  cannot  attempt  to  give  you  any  account  of  the  place 
or  its  Inhabitants  except  by  report,  which  says  the  women  are  very 
handsome,  however  as  my  Love  days,  are  now  over  therefore  their 
beauty  is  of  little  consequence  to  me,  be  assured  my  dear  Hannah  at 
the  end  of  the  War  I  shall  visit  my  Family  a  Bachelor,  I  need  not 
add  the  anxious  moments  their  long  absence  has  occasioned. 

In  the  Nero  there  are  two  Ladies  M"  Fay  and  Miss  [blank]  they 
dine  with  me  to  day  &  all  the  passengers  which  is  six,  they  are  going 
to  Boston,  should  you  see  them  they  can  give  you  every  Information 
relative  to  myself;  they  have  been  mostly  with  me  since  their  arrival 
&  they  appear  to  be  very  respectable  people;  I  intend  writing  M' 
Amory  therefore  shall  conclude  my  dear  Sister's  Letter  with  wishing 
you  health  &  happiness,  believe  me  my  dear  Hannah  ever  affectionate 
&  faithful  Brother, 

Sam.  Hood  Linzee 

I  beg  my  love  to  my  Sisters  &  Brothers  &  best  affections  to  M' 
Amory. 

M"  Hannah  Rowe  Amory,  Boston. 

By  the  Nero 

Mrs.  Hannah  Rowe  Amory,  Boston,  New  England,  North  America. 
Cape  of  Good  Hope,  pr  faV  Cap^  Robinson. 

Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Thomas  C.  Amory. 

His  Maj .  Ship  Dortricht 
Simons  Bay  Cape  of  Good  Hope 
June  P* 1797 
My  dear  Sir: 

The  Nero  of  Boston  having  put  In  this  port  on  her  way  to  New 
York,  affords  me  the  Satisfaction  of  writing  to  America,  which  be- 
lieve me  I  have  great  pleasure  in  doing,  as  it  is  probable  my  Family 
are  Ignorant  of  my  being  in  this  part  of  the  World,  tho  I  wrote  only 


614  THE   LINZEE   FAMILY. 

a  few  days  before  I  left  England  informing  you  of  my  appointment 
to  this  Ship,  &  offering  to  make  you  a  joint  agent  for  any  Prizes  I 
may  take,  should  it  meet  your  wishes,  will  thank  you  to  let  me  know. 
It  is  my  intention  to  send  anything  I  may  Capture  if  possible  to 
America;  but  should  I  be  obliged  to  send  them  to  Europe,  it  will  not 
in  the  least  prevent  me  from  naming  you  as  an  agent  and  you  will 
receive  the  Emoluments  as  if  actually  carrying  on  the  Business; 
I  rec*^  the  Fifty  Pounds  you  were  so  good  as  to  Order  to  be  paid  me, 
for  which  I  must  beg  leave  to  offer  my  Sincere  thanks.  Having 
wrote  my  sisters  and  M"  Rowe,  have  little  to  Communicate  to  you, 
except  offering  my  best  wishes  for  your  health  &  happiness  &  be- 
lieve me  my  dear  sir 

Your  faithful  &  oblidged  Friend 

Sam'  Hood  Linzee 

P.S.     I  beg  my  respectful  Compt^  to  your  Family. 

Tho^  C.  Amory  Esq^,  Boston 

By  the  Ship  Nero 

Tho«.  C.  Amory  Esq'.,  Merchant 
Boston,  New  England,  North  America. 
Cape  of  Good  Hope 
P'  favo'  of  Capt.  Robinson. 


Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Mrs.  Hannah 

Rowe  Amory. 

His  Maj.  Ship  L'Oiseau  at  Sea, 
Lat.  27  S.  Long.  50  E. 
Distant  from  the  Isle  of  Bourboun  200  Leg. 
April  9.  1799. 
My  Ever  dear  Hannah : 

Being  in  chase  of  a  ship  which  I  suppose  to  be  an  American  can- 
not avoid  writing  my  dearest  Sister,  tho  have  only  time  to  add  I  am 
with  my  dearest  Wife  thank  God  in  perfect  health,  &  on  my  way  to 
the  Isle  of  France  to  remain  till  July.  I  wrote  several  letters  before 
my  leaving  the  Cape  acquainting  my  Aunt  &  Family  of  my  Marriage 
&  my  sentiments  about  Ralph.  God  bless  you  my  dearest  Sister 
with  your  valuable  &  good  Husband,  believe  me  with  love  to  my 
bless' d  sisters  in  which  Jane  [or  Jessie]  unites. 

Your  Affectionate  Brother 

S.  H.  Linzee. 
M"  Hannah  Rowe  Amory,  Boston. 

Do  not  forget  my  Duty  to  our  good  Aunt,  I  have  not  a  moment 
to  write  &  would  God  bless  her  &  may  she  live  for  ever. 


the  linzee  family.  615 

Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Mrs.  Hannah 

ROWE. 

Greenwich,  July  16,  1800 
I  have  scarcely  spirits  to  acquaint  my  ever  dear  &  much  beloved 
Aunt  of  my  arrival  in  England  about  six  weeks  since;  after  an  ab- 
sence of  3  years  &  a  half,  but  I  am  much  concerned  to  say,  the  change 
of  climate  has  not  had  the  desired  or  expected  effect  on  the  health 
of  my  dearest  Mrs.  Linzee  who  I  am  sorry  to  say  is  extremely  ill; 
&  I  fear  approaching  very  fast  to  her  dissolution;  but  I  will  not  dwell 
on  this  melancholy  subject  of  which  I  have  written  fully  to  my  Sister 
Susan.  I  have  been  anxious  to  hear  of  the  health  of  my  dearest 
Aunt;  not  having  reC*  a  letter  from  Boston  this  many  Months;  in- 
deed only  one  or  two  since  my  leaving  England  from  the  neglect  of 
my  Agent.  I  mentioned  in  my  last  to  M''  Amory  of  having  settled 
M"  Linzee  at  Greenwich,  to  be  near,  and  under  the  protection  of 
Lord  Hood,  whose  civility  &  attention  to  her  has  been  beyond  what 
my  pen  can  express.  I  trust  I  am,  &  shall  ever  feel  greatful  for  their 
great  goodness  &  affection  toward  me.  I  still  Command  the  Oiseau 
&  expect  to  be  ready  for  Sea  in  about  2  Months,  but  to  what  part  of 
the  World  I  am  destined  to,  God  only  knows,  or  will  it  in  a  short 
time  be  of  any  consequence  or  the  War  being  over  (of  which  there  is 
no  appearance)  I  shall  visit  the  Children  of  my  dearest  &  never  to 
be  forgotten  Mother;  I  am  much  pleased  with  Susan's  letter,  'tis 
the  first  I  ever  rec^  from  her,  but  hope  she  will  continue  to  gratify 
my  most  ardent  desire,  &  write  by  every  opportunity.  My  dear 
Aunt  may  remember  about  2  Years  since  having  heard  of  my  taking 
a  valuable  Ship,  her  fate  is  not  yet  decided,  or  is  it  determined  whether 
I  shall  reap  the  benefit  of  my  labors,  however,  the  general  Opinion 
is  in  my  favor,  a  few  weeks  will  now  determine.  As  to  news,  Eng- 
land has  but  little  to  boast  off,  she  groans  under  a  weight  of  taxes  & 
half  its  Inhabitants  are  starving. 

Letter  from  Captain  Samtjel  Hood  Linzee  to  Mrs.  Hannah 

RowE  Amory. 

His  Maj.  Ship  Zealous 
Gibraltar  Bay,  Jul.  11,  1802. 
My  dear  Mrs.  Amory : 

Having  written  your  good  husband  and  my  sisters  Susan,  Rose  & 
Sally,  I  now  with  great  pleasure  resume  my  pen  to  congratulate  my 
dearest  M""^  Amory  on  the  late  addition  to  her  family,  which  if  I 
recollect  makes  the  4**';  in  my  letter  to  M''  Amory  I  have  mentioned 
my  intention  of  visiting  America  as  soon  as  my  private  &  public 
situation  will  admit,  I  hope  it  will  be  some  time  this  winter.  You 
will  believe  when  I  add,  that  my  anxiety  to  see  the  children  of  our 
ever  to  be  remembered  mother  is  very  great;   Oh!  Hannah  had  she 


616  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 


but  lived  to  this  period  how  happy  in  her  society  would  your  Brother 
have  been.  I  look  forward  with  much  pleasure  to  a  domestic  life, 
I  only  hope  that  my  profession  will  enable  me  to  live  near  my  sis- 
ters; tho  I  have  been  separated  from  them  12  years,  yet  I  believe 
my  affection  for  my  family  is  stronger,  than  if  I  had  always  been 
their  companion. 

I  feel  much  at  Johns  silence,  to  his  hand  writing  I  am  a  stranger 
he  I  hope  will  be  able  to  account  for  his  to  me,  great  neglect,  tho  to 
him  I  shall  never  speak  on  the  subject. 

God  bless  you  my  dearest  M"  Amoiy  &  believe  me  with  love  to 
your  dear  little  ones  your  truly  affectionate  Brother 

S.  H.  Linzee 

M"  Amory  Boston. 

In  my  last  letter  from  Boston,  you  do  not  say  a  word  about  our 
Aunt,  pray  how  is  she?  &  does  she  approve  of  my  intended  connec- 
tion. 

M"  Amory  to  the  care  of  Tho"  C.  Amory  Esq' 

Boston. 

Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Thomas  C.  Amory, 

Esq. 

London,  July  6,  1804. 
My  dear  Mr.  Amory : 

I  accidentally  met  our  good  friend  M'  Parker  a  few  days  since,  who 
gave  me  the  very  unpleasant  intelligence  of  our  good  Aunt  Rowe 
being  very  much  indisposed,  however  I  trust  in  God  she  is  perfectly 
restored  to  health,  &  that  it  will  please  the  Almighty  to  prolong  her 
life  for  many  years.  I  was  happy  to  hear  that  my  dearest  Sister 
Amory  &  her  family  with  my  other  Sisters  were  perfectly  well,  be 
assured  it  gives  me  great  pleasure  to  hear  from  Boston,  I  lament 
much  that  my  sisters  will  not  indulge  me  with  a  letter  now  &  then, 
but  having  so  often  solicited  them  without  effect,  have  endeavoured 
to  reconcile  myself  to  their  silence  and  my  own  disappointment.  To 
say  I  feel  grateful  for  your  correspondence  &  your  kindness  in  a 
thousand  instances  is  I  trust  needless,  indeed  my  dear  M'  Amory  I 
am  thankful  beyond  expression,  and  only  hope  you  will  ever  consider 
me  worthy  of  your  friendship;  I  anticipate  a  peace  with  much 
pleasure  as  it  will  enable  me  to  visit  my  family  in  Boston.  I  am 
now  soHciting  for  a  ship  tho  am  not  very  desirous  of  having  one  till 
after  my  wife  is  confined,  as  from  having  had  two  dead  children  I 
am  doubtful  how  it  will  terminate.  I  have  not  heard  from  Boston 
these  many  Months,  when  you  write,  direct  to  me  Penzance  Corn- 
wall, my  letters  will  then  arrive  safe,  as  should  I  go  to  sea  M"  Linzee 
will  receive  them.  I  understand  there  was  one  for  me  by  the  Salem 
but  it  is  lost  from  being  directed  to  my  Agents. 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  617 

I  beg  you  will  give  my  love  to  Susan  &  my  Sisters  Rose  &  Sally, 
with  best  wishes  for  the  health  of  yourself  &  my  dearest  M'^  Amory 
I  am  ever  your  affectionate 

S.  H.  Linzee 

The"  C.  Amory  Esq'. 

P.S.  Give  my  best  respects  to  M'  Tilden.  I  leave  London  in 
two  days  for  Penzance. 

Tho'  C.  Amory  Esq%  Boston.     For.  by  M'  Parker. 


Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Thomas  C.  Amory, 

Esq. 

Penzance,  January  2,  1807. 
My  dear  M^  Amory: 

Your  letters  dated  the  15""  of  Nov'.,  21  of  Dec"",  reached  me  ten 
days  since,  giving  an  account  of  the  sale  of  the  Estate  in  Essex  street 
for  11000  D'  to  be  paid  by  instal',  with  interest;  as  I  have  so  often 
mentioned,  I  am  perfectly  satisfied  with  whatever  you  think  proper 
to  do,  being  well  assured  it  will  be  for  the  general  good,  I  therefore 
think  it  unnecessary  to  repeat  any  wish  I  may  have  relative  to  the 
disposal  of  M"  Rowe's  Estate,  for  in  fact  I  have  not  a  wish,  but  must 
ever  approve;  respecting  poor  old  Turner  I  am  glad  you  thought 
it  right  to  make  his  end  comfortable,  or  rather  to  assist  him  in  his 
last  moments.  I  believe  he  was  ever  faithful  to  his  Mistress,  & 
therefore  had  great  claim  on  us.  I  am  truly  glad  to  find  myself 
mistaken  in  my  ideas  respecting  Rose,  I  hope  soon  to  have  the  pleasure 
of  congratulating  her  on  being  married,  which  God  grant  may  prove 
to  her  a  blessing. 

I  am  now  come  to  the  sorrowful  task  of  communicating  the  melan- 
choly &  irreparable  loss  I  have  sustained,  it  pleased  the  Almighty 
disposer  of  all  things,  to  take  from  me  my  Child  on  Friday  the  26 
of  last  month  at  the  age  of  four  months,  his  death  was  caused  by 
vaccination  or  rather  in  consequence  of  an  eruption  that  followed  it, 
at  the  age  of  14  weeks  my  child  was  vaccinated,  at  that  period  the 
picture  of  health,  &  every  probability  of  his  being  a  blessing  to  us; 
but  at  the  expiration  of  a  fortnight  after  inocculation  a  most  violent 
eruption  came  over  his  legs,  arms,  face,  and  continued  for  three 
weeks  or  a  month  before  it  became  at  the  heighth,  or  showed  any 
signs  of  turning,  which  was  accompanied  with  a  fever  and  latterlj' 
the  Throat,  which  brought  an  end  to  the  Dear  Baby  existence, 
leaving  myself  &  his  mother  a  martyr  to  grief.  When  you  recollect 
that  we  have  lost  four  Children  you  will  I  am  confident  sympathize 
with  us  on  our  melancholy  fate,  &  we  feel  it  the  more  from  the  Child 
being  born  perfectly  healthy  and  remaining  so  till  the  time  I  have 
mentioned.     I  have  this  day  performed  the  last  office  for  him,  you 


618  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

must  therefore  not  expect  much  entertaimnent  from  my  letter,  few 
believe  that  my  affliction  is  just  my  last  letter  was  by  M'  Miller, 
Sally  Spekman's  husband.  I  am  so  far  removed  from  the  great 
world  that  I  have  but  little  chance  of  seeing  any  of  rny  American 
friends,  unless  the  easterly  wind  obhges  them  to  put  into  Mounts 
Bay.  I  am  astonished  to  hear  that  Jacob  Rowe's  children  should 
owe  the  Estate  so  large  a  sum  of  money.  I  suppose  they  have  my 
Aunts  house,  pasturem  &c.;  I  have  some  thoughts  of  endeavouring 
to  obtain  six  months  leave  this  Summer  to  visit  Boston,  tho  am 
doubtful  how  far  my  situation  will  suffer  me  to  apply  for  it,  but  you 
must  not  expect  me  till  you  see  me;  much  depends  on  the  health 
of  Mrs.  Linzee  as  well  the  situation  of  this  Country. 

Your  old  friend  Francis  Coffin  is  my  neighbour,  he  has  six  fine 
Child.  &  a  wife  that  produces  one  yearly.  The  Admiral  is  second 
in  command  at  Portsmouth,  he  wishes  much  to  get  to  Halifax,  but  I 
fear  he  will  not  succeed.  My  paper  bids  me  conclude  wishing  you  & 
my  d""  sister  many  happy  returns  of  the  Season  in  which  M"  Linzee 
unites  with  me  d""  Mr.  Amory  your  affectionate 

Sam'  Hood  Linzee 

What  age  was  M"  (Rowe)  when  she  died.  I  hope  your  Mother 
is  still  living,  let  me  know;  to  whom  (was)  your  sister  Rebecca 
married. 

I    Tho«  C.  Amory  EsqS  Boston,  New  England,  North  America. 
By  the  Jany.  New  York  Packet. 


Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Thomas  C.  Amory, 

Esq. 

London,  Feby.  27*'^  1807. 
My  dear  Mr.  Amory: 

I  have  this  moment  arrived  in  London  to  take  up  my  appointment 
for  His  Maj.  Ship  Maida  of  74  guns,  fitting  at  Portsmouth;  report 
says  I  am  to  be  one  of  our  Baltic  Fleet,  at  any  rate  you  shall  know 
where  I  am;  all  my  prospects  of  \'isiting  Boston  is  again  at  end,  in- 
deed I  beheve  I  must  abandon  the  thought  of  seeing  my  family  till 
Peace  is  restored  to  us.  I  have  given  in  charge  of  Captain  Stedman 
of  the  Salem  a  small  box  containing  a  velvet  Pelise  as  a  Wedding 
present  for  Sally,  which  I  hope  will  reach  her  in  safety,  it  is  very 
handsome  &  fashionable.  Should  you  have  occasion  to  make  remit- 
tances of  Interest  to  me,  be  so  good  as  to  make  the  bills  payable  to 
Mrs.  Sam'  Hood  Linzee  or  her  order,  as  God  knows  in  what  part  of 
the  world  I  may  be,  but  when  you  write  me  continue  to  direct  your 
letters  Penzance  Cornwall  &  Mrs.  Linzee  will  forward  them.  I 
have  only  time  to  say  that  we  are  well  &  set  off  for  Portsmouth 
tomorrow. 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  619 

With  love  to  my  sisters  &  John  in  which  Mrs,  L.  unites  with  your 
affectionate, 

S.  H.  Linzee. 

Tho*  C.  Amory  Esq'.  Boston. 
with  a  box 

Tho^  C.  Amory  Esq',  Boston,  New  England,  North  America, 
by  Cap*  Stedman 

Salem. 


Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Thomas  C.  Amory, 

Esq. 

Portsmouth,  March  23,  1807. 
My  dear  M'  Amory: 

Your  friend  Sir  Isaac  having  informed  me  that  he  can  send  a 
letter  under  care  to  Liverpool  for  Boston,  I  readily  embrace  the  op- 
portunity of  saying  I  am  well;  I  expect  to  sail  in  the  Maida  for  the 
Baltic  in  a  few  days,  when  M"  Linzee  will  return  to  Penzance,  where 
I  beg  you  will  continue  to  address  your  letters,  which  she  will  for- 
ward to  me.  I  wrote  you  a  few  days  ago  requesting  that  you  would 
make  my  remittances  payable  to  M"  Sam.  Hood  Linzee  or  her  Or- 
der; which  will  enable  her  to  negotiate  the  bills.  I  can  only  repeat 
that  you  have  full  power  to  act  for  me  in  every  respect  as  you  would 
for  yourself.  I  only  wish  the  Interest  of  my  property  to  be  remitted ; 
and  not  on  any  account  any  part  of  the  principal,  the  whole  amount 
of  which  I  intend  keeping  in  America  lest  I  should  ever  be  inchned 
to  reside  in  that  Country.  M"  Linzee  unites  in  love  to  yourself  & 
my  Brothers  &  Sisters  in  which  your  friend  Sir  Isaac  joins  your 
faithful  &  affectionate 

Sam.  Hood  Linzee 

Tho^  C.  Amory  Esq.,  Boston,  New  England,  North  America, 
per  Bacchus  via  Liverpool. 


Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Mr.  Thomas  C. 

Amory. 

Penzance,  Cornwall, 
April  3'^^  1808 
My  dear  M'  Amory: 

Your  kind  letters  dated  the  4  &  13  of  Feby  I  rec**  a  few  days  ago. 
I  am  most  sincerely  rejoiced  to  hear  there  is  a  prospect  of  the  differ- 
ences being  amicably  adjusted  between  this  Country  &  America. 
I  wrote  you  by  the  March  Packet  mentioning  the  results  of  your 
letters  dated  the  3"^  and  13*^  of  Jany.;  the  one  dated  the  29  of  Dec' 
never  came  to  hand  nor  did  M'.  S.  Williams  receive  his  or  any  order 


620  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

respecting  the  temporary  transfer  of  2500L,  but  which  I  hope  now 
there  will  be  no  occasion  for.  It  is  my  intention  so  soon  as  our 
family  concerns  are  finally  arranged  to  have  whatever  property  may 
remain  of  mine  in  America  remitted  by  bill  to  this  Country,  as  it  is 
the  only  certain  method  of  preventing  confiscation  in  case  of  war 
between  the  two  nations,  and  will  in  the  end  save  you  much  trouble. 

I  have  a  fine  little  girl  called  Emily  after  her  mother  she  is  now 
6  months  old  &  will  I  hope  live  and  do  well.  I  learn  from  an  Ameri- 
can ship  that  was  taken  into  port  that  our  Brother  Ralp  was  spoken 
with  3  weeks  since  bound  to  Leghorn,  I  fear  he  will  be  detained  as 
Leghorn  is  a  blockaded  Port,  tho  I  have  no  doubt  but  the  necessary 
insurance  is  made  so  as  to  cover  his  losses. 

M"  Linzee  unites  in  best  love  to  M'*  Amory  &  my  sisters  and  be- 
lieve me  my  dear  Brother 

Your  faithful  &  affectionate 

S.  H.  Linzee 

Tell  Sally  I  shall  write  her  by  the  next  Packet.  John  I  suppose  is 
not  at  Boston  or  he  would  sometime  write  me;  my  best  love  to  Susan, 
and  when  Peace  is  restored  I  shall  certainly  visit  Boston  for  a  short 
time.    My  ship  Maida  is  paid  off  being  rotten. 

Tho^  C.  Amory  Esq.,  Boston,  New  England,  North  America. 
By  the  April  New  York  Packet. 


Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Thomas  C.  Amory, 

Esq. 

His.  Maj.  Ship  Dreadnought,  Lisbon  7.  Jany.  1811. 

My  dear  M'  Amory: 

Many  months  are  elapsed  since  I  had  the  pleasure  of  receiving  a 
letter  from  you  or  my  dear  Sisters.  On  my  leaving  in  England  in 
Sept.  I  wrote  to  Boston  but  was  then  uncertain  as  to  my  destination, 
indeed  I  was  in  hopes  when  I  laid  off  the  helmet  to  have  been  allowed 
to  remain  in  the  enjoyment  of  my  domestic  comforts  but  alas  I  fear 
such  a  prospect  is  as  yet  distant;  another  year  I  suppose  will  give 
me  the  rank  of  an  Admiral  when  I  may  possibly  expect  a  release 
from  my  labours,  at  any  rate  for  a  short  time.  I  have  been  married 
nearly  eight  years  &  have  not  passed  three  with  my  family,  &  to  my 
Brothers  &  Sisters  I  am  certainly  a  stranger,  but  I  look  forward  with 
pleasure  to  the  period  (however  distant)  that  will  enable  me  to  visit 
them. 

Has  any  thing  been  done  respecting  Rowe's  debt  to  our  good  old 
Aunt,  I  think  that  it  is  time  it  should  be  settled.  I  hope  soon  to  hear 
from  you,  be  so  good  as  to  direct  to  me  as  before  Penzance,  Corn- 
wall, where  M"  Linzee  remains,  as  our  stay  at  Lisbon  is  precarious 


Thomas  Coffin  Amory 
1796-1865 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  621 

as  the  Ship  I  command  is  decker.     I  may  possibly  be  required 

where  the  Enemy  has  a  fleet.     I  beg  my  love  to  all  my  Sisters  & 
Brothers  &  believe  me  my  dr  M""  Amory  wishing  you  &  my  dear 
Hannah  many  happy  returns  of  the  Season  that  I  am  very  affec- 
tionately yours 
Tho"  C.  Amory  Esq'. 

S.  H.  Linzee 

Tho^  C.  Amory  Esq^,  Boston,  New  England,  North  America. 
Post-mark  New  York  12  Mar. 


Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Thoal^s  C.  Amory, 

Esq. 

His  Maj.  Ship  Dreadnought, 
1  Feby.  1811,  Lisbon. 
My  dear  M'.  Amory: 

A  vessel  sails  for  Boston  in  a  day  or  two,  I  will  not  let  her  go  with- 
out saying  that  I  am  well,  &  that  I  shall  be  truly  glad  to  hear  that 
you  &  my  dearest  sisters  and  their  numerous  offsprings  are  equally 
so.  The  last  accounts  I  rec**  from  Boston  was  from  our  Brother 
Tilden  dated  2  June  1810  before  I  left  Cadiz,  but  I  did  not  receive 
it  until  I  arrived  in  England  when  I  immediately  wrote  him.  I  sup- 
pose by  this  the  Rowes  will  be  thinking  of  coming  to  a  settlement 
with  us.  I  think  that  it  is  high  time  they  should  if  they  possess  in 
them  honour  or  honesty  for  I  believe  it  is  nearly  five  years  since 
M"  Rowe  died.  You  will  much  oblige  me  if  you  would  send  me  a 
statement  of  what  property  I  have  in  that  Country  including  my 
share  of  what  may  be  coming  to  me  from  the  Rowe's  account.  If 
I  recollect  there  is  a  very  small  sum  in  the  Stock  which  was  left  by 
my  father,  but  I  have  been  so  much  at  sea  that  I  really  am  perfectly 
ignorant  of  my  concerns  especially  as  all  my  papers  respecting  my 
American  property  is  with  M"  Linzee.  I  will  also  thank  you  to 
write  to  me  Penzance  as  my  stay  at  Lisbon  is  very  uncertain.  I 
have  wrote  Mr.  Tilden  by  this  conveyance.  When  I  last  heard 
from  M"  Linzee  she  &  my  two  children  were  well,  give  my  love  to 
all  my  family  &  beUeve  me  very  faithfully  &  truly  your  Affec*. 

S.  H.  Linzee 

Tho*  C.  Amory  Esq"",  Boston,  New  England,  North  America. 
Post-mark  New  York  26  Mar. 


622  the  linzee  family. 

Letter  from  Captain  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Thomas  C.  Amory. 

His  M.  Ship  Dreadnought 
1  April  1811  Lisbon. 

My  dearM'  Amory: 

As  I  could  not  get  the  bill  for  150  dolls,  cashed  unless  I  made  it 

200  I  have  altered  the  sum  as  the  difference  of  fifty  dollars  can  not 

be  an  object.     I  leave  this  for  England  in  a  day  or  two  &  hope  to 

hear  from  you  as  I  am  anxious  to  know  how  my  account  stands  in 

that  Country.     As  this  is  on  business  I  shall  only  add  my  love  & 

best  wishes  to  my  Sisters  &  family,  &  believe  me  my  dear  M'  Amory 

very  truly  I  am  ever  your 

S.  H.  Linzee 

Tho'  C.  Amory  Esq'. 


Letter  from  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Mrs.  Hannah 

RowE  Amory. 

Penzance,  July  3,  1815. 
My  dear  M".  Amory:  — 

Su-  Isaac  Coffin  was  the  bearer  of  many  letters  from  me  to  my 
dearest  relatives  in  America,  but  as  his  movements  appeared  so  un- 
certain I  defer'd  writing  you  until  the  Packet  which  sails  in  a  day  or 
two  for  New  York.     My  last  account  from  Boston  was  dated  in 
March;    Sally  mentions  your  having  met  with  an  accident,  before 
this  I  hope  you  are  recovered  and  that  you  continue  with  your  chil- 
dren to  enjoy  uninterrupted  happiness,  time  has  no  doubt  reconciled 
to  your  mind  the  ever  harder  loss  you  have  experienced,  but  not  even 
time  can  make  up  to  us  all  for  being  deprived  of  the  friendship  & 
service  of  your  ever  to  be  remembered  husband  M'  Amory,  believe 
my  dearest  Hannah  altho  years  have  separated  us,  that  I  felt  all  a 
Brother  on  such  an  occasion  could  do.     You  are  blessed  with  a 
lovely  family;  your  children  cannot  fail  of  giving  you  comfort  under 
your  heavy  affliction.     I  thank  your  Son  Thomas  Rowe  for  his  letter 
to  me  dated  5  of  March,  tell  him  by  the  next  Packet  I  will  answer 
it.     I  shall  regularly  write  to  some  of  you  by  every  New  York  Packet. 
I  was  in  hope  to  have  been  able  to  have  visited  Boston  before  this 
but  alas  circumstances  have  prevented,  when  Peace  is  restored  I  hope 
to  see  you  all,  beUeve  the  Children  of  my  dearest  Mother  are  most 
dear  to  me.    M"  Linzee  whom  you  must  recollect  as  being  Wool- 
dridge  is  anxious  to  pay  you  a  visit,  but  her  health  is  bad  &  she  has 
a  young  family,  which  compels  me  to  object  to  her  undertaking  the 
voyage.     You  are  often  the  subject  of  my  thoughts  &  be  assured  all 
near  &  dear  to  my  heart.     I  have  two  Boys  &  a  Girl  &  soon  expect 
an  increase,  four  I  have  lost.     I  wrote  Susan  your  Daughter  by  Sir 
Isaac,  but  I  dare  say  none  of  the  letters  will  reach  you  as  he  is  very 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  623 

thoughtless.    God  bless  you  my  dear  Sister,  give  my  love  to  all  & 
believe  me  your  affectionate  Brother 

S.  H.  Linzee 

My  Daughter  who  is  8  years  old  desires  her  duty  to  you  &  her 
Aunts  &  love  to  her  Cousins. 

M''^  Hannah  R.  Amory,  Boston,  New  England,  North  America, 
by  New  York  Packet  July 
Post-mark  Penzance  JY  4,  1815 
Ad.  Linzee 

Remarks  by  J.  W.  Linzee  Jr. 

The  above  letter  was  sealed  with  red  wax,  the  lower  portion  of 
which  was  destroyed,  but  the  upper  portion  showed  a  crest  of  an 
ostrich  with  a  key  in  its  bill. 


Letter  from  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Mrs.  Hannah 

RowE  Amory. 

Penzance,  March  8*^,  1816. 
My  dear  Sister: 

Captain  Coffin  of  the  Navy  being  on  his  departure  for  America  & 
on  a  visit  to  Boston,  I  avail  myself  of  the  opportunity  of  writing  by 
him  to  say  that  myself,  wife  &  four  children  are  well.  M"  Linzee 
was  brought  to  bed  of  a  fine  Girl  on  the  17  of  Dec',  making  my  num- 
ber two  of  each  sex;  the  baby  called  after  our  dear  departed  Mother 
Susannah  Inman,  she  is  a  fine  child,  &  I  hope  will  live  to  be  as  amiable 
a  character;  oh  my  dearest  Sister,!  know  look  forward  to  the  happi- 
ness of  seeing  you  all  in  the  Spring  1817,  this  year  I  am  about  to 
move  my  family  to  the  City  of  Exeter,  for  the  advantage  of  getting 
Masters'  for  my  eldest  Girl  Emily,  &  two  boys  one  of  which  is  8 
years  old  &  the  other  4,  my  daughter  is  nearly  nine;  a  clever  girl, 
&  the  Image  of  her  Mother  whom  as  Emily  Wooldridge  you  may 
remember.  I  shall  certainly  see  you  all  in  1817,  early  in  the  Spring; 
my  health  from  my  wound  is  not  very  good  &  I  think  it  will  shorten 
my  days;  however  we  must  submit  to  Providence;  I  have  not  heard 
from  Boston  for  many  months  &  am  anxious  to  have  some  accounts, 
believe  that  I  shall  ever  regret  the  distance  fate  has  placed  us  from 
each  other,  &  all  from  the  imprudence  of  our  Father,  however  it 
is  useless  &  wrong  to  reflect  on  those  who  are  no  more.  M''^  Linzee 
&  my  children  desire  their  Love  to  you,  their  Aunts,  &  all  their  Cous- 
ins, &  often  say  how  they  long  to  see  them ;  but  I  fear  to  move  my 
Family  which  is  now  large  would  be  impossible.  M"  Linzee  flatters 
herself  she  will  accompany  me  to  Boston,  but  her  health  is  delicate 
&  I  fear  she  would  never  outlive  the  voyage  or  support  the  absence 
from  her  Children.    Now  my  dear  Sister  Amory  beUeve  that  I  look 


624  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

forward  with  much  happiness  to  the  pleasure  of  seeing  my  dearest 
Sisters  &  Brothers  John  &  Ralph  &  be  assured  I  am  your  affectionate 
Brother 

Sam'  Hood  Linzee 
M"  Amory 

P.S.     Continue  to  direct  to  me  Penzance,  Cornwall. 

M"  H.  Rowe  Amory,  Boston,  New  England,  North  America. 
Ad.  Linzee 

To  the  particular  care  of  Cap*  I.  Coffin,  8  March  1816 

Remarks  by  J.  W.  Linzee  Jr. 

The  above  letter  was  sealed  with  red  wax,  the  lower  portion  of 
which  was  destroyed,  but  the  upper  portion  showed  a  crest  of  an 
ostrich  with  a  key  in  its  bill. 

Letter  from  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  to  Mrs.  Hannah 

Rowe  Amory. 

Plymouth,  10*''  March  1818. 
My  dearest  Sister:  — 

Twenty  six  years  elapsed  the  26  of  last  Dec'  last,  since  I  took  my 
leave  of  you,  a  time  too  long  to  reflect  on;  but  my  dearest  Hannah 
allow  me  to  assure  you,  that  my  affection  &  love  for  you,  &  my  Sis- 
ters was  so  early  implanted  in  my  heart,  by  our  beloved  &  ever  re- 
gretted Mother,  at  an  early  age;  that  our  long  separation  has  not 
deprived  me  of  those  feelings.  My  constant  correspondence  with 
you  truly  good  &  much  beloved  M"  Amory  kept  alive  every  feeling 
of  love  &  gratitude,  &  your  amiable  daughter  has  by  her  affectionate 
letters  increased  my  particular  esteem  for  her.  M'  Cunningham's 
letter  containing  the  happiness  &  the  unanimity  of  my  Brothers  & 
Sisters  has  given  me  the  most  grateful  satisfaction,  &  under  the  mis- 
fortune of  my  distance  from  America,  &  long  absence  from  those  with 
whom  only  I  am  connected  in  the  world,  has  been  the  greatest 
comfort;  I  therefore  hope  he  will  continue  his  correspondence. 

Since  I  quitted  Boston,  I  have  been  constantly  at  sea  &  separated 
from  M"  Linzee  10  years  out  of  sixteen  we  have  been  married,  the 
only  time  of  our  living  together,  has  been  these  last  three  years, 
during  which  period  her  health  has  been  very  uncertain,  having 
suffered  severely  from  her  repeated  confinements;  our  family  has 
been  nine  children,  six  Boys  &  three  Girls,  four  of  the  former  dead, 
so  we  have  five,  the  eldest  Emily  10  years  &  a  half;  a  Boy  nine  & 
half,  called  Sam  Hood;  another  John  after  our  father  5  &  ^;  and  a 
Girl  Susan  Inman  after  our  Mother  nearly  three;  the  youngest  a 
Girl  two  months.  All  my  Children  resemble  our  Mother,  &  my 
Emily  is  very  like  M"  Tilden.     I  do  not  exactly  know  your  number 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  625 

or  their  names,  Miss  Amory  will  tell  me  in  her  next,  also  the  number 
Rose  has;  I  am  sorry  to  hear  that  she  does  not  enjoy  good  health; 
I  sincerely  hope  that  you  do;  &  that  it  will  please  God  to  spare  your 
valued  Ufe  to  the  age  of  our  good  old  Aunt.  I  hope  it  will  be  in  my 
power  to  see  you,  it  must  depend  on  the  health  of  M"  Linzee  & 
when  she  is  restored  to  it.  I  shall  undertake  the  voyage  in  the  early 
part  of  the  Spring  of  another  year.  Possibly  you  may  recollect  her 
as  Emily  Wooldridge;  from  our  earliest  age  we  were  acquainted,  & 
with  her  Father  I  lived  after  my  return  from  America  to  England. 
M"  L.  has  only  one  sister,  &  that  is  my  only  connection,  so  that  I  am 
perfectly  solus,  without  a  relation  in  England,  you  cannot  therefore 
but  believe  that  my  Mother's  children  share  with  my  wife  &  my  own 
all  my  love  &  affection. 

M"  Linzee  unites  with  me  in  sentiments  of  true  regards  &  esteem, 
&  best  love  to  my  Sisters  &  their  Husbands  &  to  their  Children.  To 
yourself  my  dearest  M"  Amory  accept  all  a  heart  can  express,  & 
say  to  my  niece  I  shall  ever  esteem  her;  beheve  me  faithfully  & 
sincerely  your  affectionate  Brother 

Sam'  Hood  Linzee. 

P.S.  As  John  &  Ralph  are  stated  by  M""  Cunningham  to  be 
abroad,  I  shall  write  them  about  the  time  I  think  they  will  return. 
Say  to  M*^  Fitch  that  I  shall  write  him  or  my  Sister  Rose  by  the 
next  month  Packet. 

M"  Hannah  Rowe  Amory,  Boston,  New  England,  North  America, 
by  March  Packet  New  York 
Postmark,  Plymouth,  Mr.  7,  1818. 

The  preceding  letters  of  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  (120)  are 
now  in  the  possession  of  John  Torrey  Linzee  (145). 

Abstract  of  the  Will  of  Emily  Linzee  of  Plymouth 

Ref  Devon  Widow  mentions  sons  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  & 

383  John    Linzee    and    three   daughters    Emily   Woolridge 

St  Albans     Linzee  Mary  Ann  Charlotte  Linzee  &  Susannah  Inman 

Linzee. 

Trustees,  George  Hunt  of  Plymouth  Esq. 

Francis  Holmes  Coffin  Captain  R.  N. 
Rev'*   Warwick   Young  Churchill   Hunt  of  Bickleigh 
Devon  Clerk. 
These  are  appointed  Trustees  for  her  five  children. 
Will  dated  24  Mch  1824. 
Proved  28  July  1825. 
Witnesses,  Herbert  Fortescue  gent  Plymouth. 

J.  Rowe  of  Plymouth  clerk  to  M'  Hunt  Attorney  at 
Law  &  Henry  T.  Barnes  of  Plymouth  scrivener. 


626  THE   LINZEE   FAMILY. 

In  the  settlement  of  the  estate  of  Emily  Linzee,  late  of  Plymouth, 
Devon,  widow,  whose  will  was  dated  24  Mar.  1824,  concerning  real 
estate  in  George  Street,  Plymouth,  there  was  mentioned,  among 
other  names,  her  following  five  children,  viz:  Emily  Wooldridge 
Linzee  now  the  wife  of  Warwick  Augustus  Hunt  the  elder,  Susannah 
Inman  Linzee  now  the  wife  of  William  Cheselden  Browne,  Mary  Ann 
Charlotte  Linzee  now  the  wife  of  James  Warwick  Wooldridge  the 
elder,  Samuel  Hood  Linzee,  and  John  Linzee. 

The  said  Emily  Linzee  died  22  Mar.  1825,  and  her  will  was  proved 
28  July  1825,  by  George  Hunt,  the  Rev.  Warwick  Young  Churchill 
Hunt,  and  Francis  Holmes  Coffin,  trustees  and  executors  in  the 
Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury. 

The  son  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  died  1831,  intestate. 

In  the  year  1830,  Emily  Wooldridge  Linzee  married  Warwick 
Augustus  Hunt  the  elder;  their  children  were  George  Warwick  Hunt, 
Emily  Linzee  Hunt  now  the  wife  of  Charles  Henry  Owen,  Mary 
Ann  Inman  Hunt,  Charles  Shea  Hunt,  Warwick  Augustus  Hunt  the 
younger,  and  Anna  Maria  Elizabeth  Hunt. 

In  the  year  1836,  Susannah  Inman  Linzee  married  William  Chesel- 
den Browne;  their  children  were  Cheselden  Inman  Browne,  Suffield 
Hamilton  Browne,  Marion  Emily  Linzee  Browne,  Warwick  Linzee 
Browne,  Arthur  William  Browne. 

In  the  year  1838,  Mary  Ann  Charlotte  Linzee  married  James 
Warwick  Wooldridge  the  elder;  their  children  were  De  Lacy  Richard 
Frank  Wooldridge,  James  Warwick  Wooldridge  the  younger,  and 
Hood  Linzee  Wooldridge. 

In  1838,  the  said  Warwick  Augustus  Hunt  the  elder  purchased  the 
interest  of  the  said  John  Linzee,  under  his  mother's  will. 

Dated,  — 7  Apr.  1858.  Amended  6  Nov.  1858.  (Chancery 
Record). 

Children  of  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  (120)  and  2d  wife 

Emily  Wooldridge. 

I.,  II.,  III.,  stillborn.® 

IV.  Samuel  Hood,  b.  —  Aug.  1806®;  d.  26  Dec.  1806,  Penzance, 
Cornwall,  England®;  bur.  in  a  vault  underneath  a  pew  in  St. 
Andrews  Church,  Plymouth,  Devon,  as  Samuel  Hood,  the  only 
child  of  Samuel  Hood  and  Emily  Linzee,  who  d.  26  Dec.  1806, 
aged  4  m. 
129.     V.   Emily  Wooldridge,  b.  27  Sept.  1807,  Plymouth®  (G.M.). 

VI.  Samuel  Hood,  b.  19  Dec.  1809,  Plymouth®;  Samuel  Hood  son  of 
Samuel  Hood  and  Emily  Linzee,  the  17  Aug.  1810,  was  received 
into  congregation  having  been  born  and  privately  baptized  at 
Stonehouse,  Devon,  19  Dec.  1809,  the  day  of  his  birth,  by  Rev. 
Mr.  Hunt.  (Par.  Reg.  of  St.  Mary's  Church,  Penzance);  d. 
11  July  1831,  drowned  off  Cape  Frio,  aged  22  y..  Lieutenant  in 
the  Royal  Navy  on  board  the  Warspite,  and  bur.  three  days 
afterwards  at  the  Cape  of  Good  Hope,  unmarried®;  d. 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  627 

1831,  at  Cape  Frio,  aged  22,  as  Mr.  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  of 
H.M.  Ship  Warspite,  eldest  son  of  late  Vice-Adm.  L.  (G.M.) ; 
his  name  does  not  appear  on  the  hst  of  commissioned  officers  in 
the  Admiralty  records. 

130.  VII.  John,  b.  22  Sept.  1812,  Penzance®. 

131.  vm.  Susanna  Inman,  b.  17  Dec.  1815,  Penzance®. 

132.  EX.  Mart  Ann  Charlotte,  b.  26  Jan.  1818,  Plymouth®. 

The  records  of  the  parish  of  Penzance  were  contributed  by  the  Rev. 
C.  F.  Rogers,  curate. 

Family  records  of  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  (120)  were  contributed 
by  his  daughter  Susanna  Inman  Linzee  (131)  Browne. 


121.  HANNAH  ROWE  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Captain  John  Linzee 
(118)  and  Susannah  Inman;  b.  19  Oct.  1775,  Boston,  Mass.®;  m. 
Thomas  Coffin  Amory,  28  Apr.  1795,  Boston*. 

(For  the  descendants  of  Hannah  Rowe  Linzee  and  Thomas  Coffin 
Amory,  see  Chapter  IX). 

122.  SUSANNAH  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Captain  John  Linzee  (118) 
and  Susannah  Inman;  b.  4  Apr.  1779,  Island  of  Barbadoes,  West 
Indies®;  m.  Joseph  Tilden,  18  May  1802,  Boston*. 

(For  the  descendants  of  Susannah  Linzee  and  Joseph  Tilden,  see 
Chapter  X). 

123.  JOHN  INMAN  LINZEE,  son  of  Captain  John  Linzee  (118) 
and  Susannah  Inman;  b.  10  Mar.  1781,  Plymouth  (Diary  of  John 
Inman  Linzee),  Devon,  England;  d.  29  Jan.  1859,  Boston*,  Mass., 
U.  S.  A.,  aged  77  y.  10  m.  19  d.,  as  John  Inman  son  of  John  and  Su- 
sannah Linzee;  bur.  Forest  Hills  Cemetery;  John  Inman  Linzee 
m.  Ehzabeth  Tilden,  19  May  1807,  Boston*,  by  Rev.  Wm.  Emerson; 
dau.  of  Joseph  and  Sarah  (Parker)  Tilden  of  Boston®;  b.  8  Jan. 
1789,  Boston*,  as  Elizabeth  dau.  of  Joseph  and  Sarah  Tilden;  d. 
22  Aug.  1861,  Nahant*,  Mass.,  as  Ehzabeth  Linzee,  widow,  aged 
72  y.  7  m.  14  d.,  dau.  of  Joseph  and  Sarah  Tilden;  bur.  Forest  Hills 
Cemetery. 

John  Inman  Linzee  commenced  his  career  as  a  midshipman  at  the 
age  of  nine  on  the  frigate  Penelope  commanded  by  his  father;  it 
was  the  first  British  man-of-war  after  the  revolution,  to  fire  a  salute 
to  the  Stars  and  Stripes  in  New  England  waters  on  the  9  Sept.  1790. 

"  John  Inman  Linzee's  Certificate  for  serving  on  board  His  Majes- 
ty's Ship  Penelope  from  9  Nov.  1790  to  23  Sept.  1791.  To  be  taken 
care  of  " 

The  above  statement  is  in  the  handwriting  of  Capt.  John  Linzee 
and  the  certificate  is  signed  by  him.  On  the  other  side  of  the  paper 
is  the  following  in  another's  handwriting: 


628  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

"  These  are  to  Certify  the  Principal  Officers  and  Commissioners  of 
His  Majesty's  Navy. 

That  Mr.  John  Inman  Linzce,  serv'd  as  able  Seaman  on  board 
His  Majesty's  Ship  the  Penelope,  from  the  9th  of  Novemr.  1790,  to 
the  date  hereof;  during  which  time  he  behaved  with  diligence  and 
Sobriety,  and  was  always  obedient  to  Command. 

Given  under  my  hand  on  board  the  said  Ship  in  Halifax  Harbor 
the  23d  Sepr.  1791." 

[Signed]  John  Linzee. 

Capt.  John  Linzee  resigned  from  the  British  Navy  in  1792,  when 
his  son  John  Inman  Linzee  also  left  the  British  service  and  went  to 
school  in  Boston,  Mass.  After  completing  his  education,  he  entered 
as  an  apprentice  in  the  offices  of  his  brother-in-law,  Mr.  Thomas  C. 
Amory,  until  his  majority.  In  the  year  1806  he  took  out  his  first 
naturalization  papers  which  we  will  quote: 

"  Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts. 

To  all  people  to  whom  these  presents  shall  come.  Greeting: 
Know  Ye,  that  at  a  Court  of  Common  Pleas  begun  and  holden 
at  Boston,  within  and  for  the  County  of  Suffolk  on  the  first 
Tuesday  of  July  in  the  Year  one  thousand  eight  hundred  &  six. 

John  Inman  Linzee  of  Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  Merchant, 
was  admitted  to  become  a  Citizen  of  the  United  States,  according  to 
the  Act  of  Congress  in  such  case  made  and  provided  — 

In  testimony  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  hand  and  affixed 
the  seal  of  said  Court  at  Boston  aforesaid,  this  eighteenth  day  of 
August,  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  one  thousand  eight  hundred  and 
six,  and  in  the  thirty  first  Year  of  the  Independence  of  the  United 
States  of  America. 

Jno.  Tucker,  Clerk." 

His  final  papers  were  signed  on  22  May  1810  by  the  same  Clerk. 

After  his  marriage  in  1807,  he  became  a  member  of  the  Boston 
Episcopal  Charitable  Society  on  the  24th  of  Apr.  1810.  From  1810 
to  1818  he  made  several  voyages  as  supercargo  to  Mediteri'anean 
ports,  as  shown  from  letters  of  his  dated  Gibraltar  10  Mar.  1818  and 
4  Apr.  1818,  addressed  to  his  brother-in-law,  John  B.  Fitch  of  Boston. 
In  one  of  those  letters  he  stated  that  he  intended  to  sail  from  that 
port  direct  to  the  Canary  Islands. 

Finally,  he  resigned  from  private  business  and  entered  the  office 
of  the  Treasurer  of  the  Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts,  from  which 
he  retired  after  a  number  of  years  of  service  in  the  year  1837. 

In  1857  his  Golden  Wedding  was  celebrated,  which  was  about  the 
first  celebration  of  such  an  event  in  Boston.  Many  friends  gathered 
at  his  residence,  on  which  occasion  his  first  grandson,  John  Torrey 
Linzee,  was  christened  in  Boston,  and  on  the  same  day  his  second 


Thomas  Coffin  Amory 
1767-1812 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  629 

grandson,  Lewis  Linzee,  was  christened  in  Calcutta,  India.    The 
occasion  was  noticed  in  verse. 


The  Golden  Wedding. 
19  May  1857. 

When  Time  has  spread  his  pinions 

O'er  many  fleeting  years 
And  filled  wide  earth's  dominions 

With  doubts  and  hopes  and  fears, 

And  trusting  souls,  embracing 

The  fondest,  purest  ties 
All  severed  while  enlacing. 

Recall  him  as  he  flies. 

With  prayers  and  supplication 
For  those  whose  race  is  run. 

Still  feel  that  consolation 
Is  yet  beneath  the  sun. 

On  these  a  bright  May  morning 

Diffuses  o'er  and  o'er 
Its  balm  and  rosy  dawning 

At  one  old  friendly  door. 

They  ne'er  forget  the  greetings 

Of  far  and  distant  days, 
The  welcomes  and  repeatings 

Of  ever  pleasant  lays. 

They  count  both  oft  and  many 
The  bright  and  genial  smiles 

Which  well  compare  with  any 
In  grace  and  charms  and  wiles. 

They  ponder  on  this  kindness 
Wherever  they  may  roam 

And  should  not,  without  blindness, 
Pass  the  threshold  of  a  home, 

Where  fifty  years  have  striven 
In  vain  to  harden  hearts 

So  well  prepared  by  Heaven 
In  all  excelhng  parts,  — 


630  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Without  a  word  revealing, 

A  prescience  from  above, 
Which  o'er  the  bosom  stealing 

Gives  tenderness  and  love. 

Then  let  them  ere  they  enter, 

In  sweet  simplicity. 
The  Golden  Wedding's  center. 

Whisper  —  Benedicite. 

One  of  the  Barclays. 

Verses  written  by  Mrs.  Harrison  Gray  Otis  on  the  celebration  of 
Mrs.  John  Inman  Linzee's  Golden  Wedding,  19  May  1857. 


The  Golden  Wedding. 
May  19th  1857. 

You  stand  among  your  friends  to-day. 

As  once  before  you  stood. 
When  Love's  bright  torch  illumed  the  way. 

In  youth  and  maidenhood. 

The  sunset  of  your  life  has  come, 

But  not  with  it  the  gloom, 
Though  fifty  years  have  passed  away, 

You  have  not  lost  your  bloom. 

That  graves  itself  upon  your  heart, 

As  erst  upon  your  face, 
Though  fifty  years  have  passed  away. 

There  Time  has  left  no  trace. 

No  trace  but  to  imprint  itself, 

Upon  the  hearts  of  friends. 
With  touches  that  old  Time  defy, 

And  only  goodness  lends. 

And  he  the  lover,  husband,  friend, 
To  whom  your  vows  were  given, 

Is  here  with  love  and  faith  to  lend. 
Aid  in  the  path  to  Heaven. 

Together  you  have  trod  the  path. 

Oft  full  of  toil  and  pain 
Together  have  you  thanked  your  God, 

When  light  has  shone  again. 


THE  LINZEE   FAMILY.  631 

And  now  as  comes  this  "  golden  year  ", 

So  few  are  blest  to  see, 
And  love  and  friendship  join  to  cheer 

And  to  rejoice  with  thee. 

Another  tie  has  come  to  bind 

Your  hearts  in  fuller  joy, 
This  day  to  the  baptismal  font 

Your  son  brings  his  first  boy. 

And  doubly  is  this  joy  your  own 

For  far  beyond  the  sea. 
Another  son  this  festival 

Has  shared  for  love  of  thee. 

Another  child  to  make  this  day 

More  blest  of  heaven  and  earth 
At  the  same  time  you  celebrate 

Received  a  Christian's  birth. 

Though  glorious  is  the  sun's  first  light, 

And  bright  life's  morning  ray. 
In  our  own  sunset's  glow  so  bright 

More  gorgeous  than  mid-day, 

We  hail  the  promise  of  the  night. 

Calm  and  sweet  even-tide, 
And  soothed  by  its  peaceful,  cheering  light 

Adown  life's  evening  glide. 

We  cannot  even  bid  the  wind 

To  blow  as  seemeth  to  us  best, 
In  all  submissive  hearts  will  find 

That  right  —  which  is  His  high  behest. 

But  we  may  trust  that  hke  this  year, 

So  full  of  blessings  past. 
May  be  the  days  that  yet  remain 

Each  brighter  than  the  last. 

/  For  Mrs.  Linzee. 

Lines  addressed  to  Mrs.  John  Inman  Linzee  on  her  Golden  Wed- 
ding, 19  May  1857,  by  the  poet  Dr.  Thomas  William  Parsons. 


632  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

On  this  happy  occasion  the  Rev.  Dr.  Paul  of  Philadelphia  offered 
the  following  toast  — 

Let  us  sing  the  Golden  Wedding 

Of  Uncle  Linzee  and  his  bride, 
Who,  after  fifty  years  of  bedding. 

We  find  still  lingering  side  by  side. 

One  of  the  newspapers  of  the  day  had  this  to  say  about  this  cele- 
bration — 

''And  such  truly  was  a  Golden  Wedding,  occurring  this  week, 
which  every  adventitious  circumstance  combined  to  encircle  with  a 
halo  of  peace  and  love,  to  the  entire  satisfaction  of  troops  of  rela- 
tives and  friends." 

John  Inman  Linzee  had  blue  eyes,  light  brown  hair,  and  pink 
complexion;  his  wife  Elizabeth  (Tilden)  Linzee  was  of  very  similar 
appearance. 

(Suff.  No.  42142)  Be  it  remembered  that  I  John  L  Linzee  of  the 
City  of  Boston  Gentleman  make  my  last  Will  thus  — 

I  give  bequeath  and  devise  to  my  wife  Elizabeth  all  the  estate 
real  personal  &  mixed  of  every  kind  name  &  nature  soever  of  which 
I  shall  die  seized  &  possessed  to  hold  the  same  to  her  &  her  heirs 
forever;  And  all  interest  in  land  which  I  may  hereafter  acquire  shall 
pass  to  her  under  this  will,  Whereof  I  appoint  her  Executrix  —  Wit- 
ness my  hand  &  seal  hereto  set  this  fifteenth  day  of  January  A.D. 
Eighteen  hundred  and  forty  seven. 

John  L  Linzee     (Seal) 

Signed  sealed  published  &  declared  by  the  said  John  L  Linzee  as 
&  for  his  last  will  in  our  presence,  who  at  his  request  in  his  presence 
&  in  the  presence  of  each  other  have  hereto  set  our  names  as  wit- 
nesses. 

Edward  D  Sohier 
Edward  Morrell 
Charles  A.  Welch 
Registry  of  Probate,  /  _,  ,        ^ 

Suffolk,  ss.  i  B««t«^'  J""«  26  1908. 

A  true  copy,  Attest: 

Arthur  W.  Dolan 

Register. 

To  the  Honorable  Judge  of  Probate  and  Insolvency  for  the  County 
of  Suffolk,  in  the  Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts 

The  undersigned  heirs  and  only  heirs  at  Law  of  John  L  Linzee 
late  of  Boston,  deceased,  hereby  request  that  the  petition  of  Eliza- 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY,  633 

beth  Linzee  may  be  granted  without  further  notice  to  us  and  that 
the  will  of  the  aforesaid  John  I.  Linzee  may  be  proved  and  allowed 
on  the  testimony  of  any  one  of  the  witnesses. 

Thos.  C.  Linzee 
Boston  Febry  7,  1859  E.  T.  L.  Warren 

J.  S.  Warren 
Jno.  W.  Linzee 

by  Thos.  C.  Linzee,  Attorney 
Susan  L  Linzee 
Registry  of  Probate,  }  -r,    ^        t        r^n  ^  r^rwo 
Suffolk,  ss.  I  ^°^*«"'  J""^  26  1908. 

A  true  copy.  Attest: 

Arthur  W.  Dolan 

Register. 

November  21,  1910. 
John  W.  Linzee,  Esq., 
96  Charles  Street, 
Boston,  Mass. 

My  dear  Mr.  Linzee,  — 

I  have  found  the  records  of  Trinity  Church  in  all  cases  for  which 
you  inquire  except  the  first,  but  find  no  record  in  the  latter  part  of 
1808  or  in  the  year  1809  showing  the  baptism  of  George  Linzee. 
The  other  records  are  as  follows: 

April  24,  1814.  Susan  Inman,  daughter  of  John  Linzee,  sponsors, 
Parents  and  Mrs.  Joseph  Tilden. 

(The  name  of  Tilden  is  somewhat  obscure,  but  I  think  that  is  the 
name.) 

August  20,  1816.  Grace  Ingersoll,  daughter  of  Ralph  Linzee, 
sponsors,  the  parents  and  Mary  Linzee  Dexter. 

May  1,  1820.  Thomas  C.  Amory,  son  of  John  Inman  and  Eliza- 
beth Linzee,  sponsors  Thomas  C.  Amory,  Thomas  A.  Dexter  and 
Elizabeth  Linzee. 

August  24,  1821.  John  William,  son  of  John  Linzee,  sponsors  the 
parents  and  Nathan  Appleton. 

In  none  of  these  cases  is  there  any  entrj'^  showing  the  name  of  the 
officiating  clergyman,  but  the  Rev.  Dr.  John  Sylvester  John  Gardi- 
ner was  Rector  of  the  Church  during  that  whole  period  and  had  no 
assistants.  All  the  entries  are  in  the  same  handwriting  and  it  is 
safe  to  infer  that  the  baptisms  were  administered  by  him. 

In  regard  to  the  first  name.  Can  there  be  any  mistake  in  the 
date  you  give  me?  I  shall  be  glad  to  make  further  search  if  you  can 
give  me  another  clue. 

Yours  very  truly, 

[Signed]  F.  B.  Sears. 


634  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY, 

(Sufif.  CLIX^:  151)  I  Elizabeth  Linzee  of  the  city  of  Boston, 
widow  of  John  I.  Linzee,  give  my  property  to  my  son  Thomas  C.  A. 
Linzee,  in  trust,  and  to  pay  the  income  to  my  daughter  Susan  during 
her  life,  and  upon  the  death  of  said  Susan,  to  transfer  one  fourth  to 
the  children  of  said  Susan,  if  she  leave  any,  and  if  she  leave  no  chil- 
dren, then  to  such  person  or  persons  as  the  said  Susan  shall  in  her 
last  will  direct.  And  in  case  said  Susan  shall  leave  no  issue,  or  will, 
then  said  one  fourth  part  shall  be  divided  as  hereinafter  directed  in 
regard  to  the  remainder  of  the  said  trust.  The  remainder  shall  be 
equally  divided  among  my  other  three  children,  namely,  the  said 
Thomas,  Ehzabeth  and  John;  son  Thomas  C.  A.  Linzee,  executor 
of  this  my  will.  Made  9  Feb.  1861.  Witnesses;  Eliza  Sturgis, 
Martha  Robb,  Mary  P.  Tilden.     Proved  23  Sept.  1861. 

(Suff.  108960)  The  will  of  Susan  L  Linzee  of  Boston,  Co.  Suff., 
Mass.,  single  woman,  mentioned  the  children  of  her  brother  Thomas 
C.  A.  Linzee,  and  her  brother  John  Linzee  to  benefit  for  life  with 
remainder  to  his  children.  Made  29  Jan.  1897.  Proved  20  Oct. 
1898. 

Children  of  Thomas  C.  A.  Linzee:  — John  T.  Linzee,  Elizabeth 
Linzee,  Marian  Linzee  Weld  wife  of  C.  Minot  Weld. 

On  the  10  June  1915,  the  surviving  children  of  John  W.  Linzee 
were,  Lewis  Linzee,  Josephine  W.  Linzee,  John  W.  Linzee;  but  on 
26  Oct.  1915,  the  surviving  children  were  Lewis  and  John  W.  Linzee. 


Children  of  John  Inman  Linzee  (123)  and  Elizabeth  Tilden. 

I.  George,  b.  9  Nov.  1808,  Boston,  Mass.®;  bapt.  27  Nov.  1808, 
Boston,  by  Rev.  Wm.  Emerson®;  d.  18  May  1839,  on  board 
the  ship  William  Gray  on  his  passage  from  Batavia  to  Rotter- 
dam, aged  31  yrs.;  bur.  at  sea®. 
II.  William  Tildex,  b.  13  Dec.  1809,  Boston®;  bapt.  2  Feb.  1810, 
Boston,  by  Rev.  John  S.  J.  Gardiner®;  d.  5  Apr.  1820,  Boston*, 
aged  10  \Ts.,  as  William  Tilden,  family  of  John  Linzee,  bur. 
No.  47  Trinity  Church,  also®;  bur.  6  Apr.  1819  aged  10,  as  T. 
Linzee  in  tomb  No.  47  Trinity  Churchf,  Boston. 

133.  III.  ELIZ.A3ETH  Tilden,  b.  12  Aug.  1812,  Roxbury,  Mass.®. 

IV.  Susan-  Ix^Ll^-,  b.  31  Mar.  1814,  Boston®;  bapt.  24  Apr.  1814, 
Boston,  by  Rev.  Dr.  Gardiner®;  d.  3  Oct.  1898,  Boston*,  as 
Susan  I.  Linzee  aged  84  y.  6  m.,  single,  dau.  of  John  I.  Linzee 
and  Elizabeth  Tilden.  Her  will  recorded  under  Suff.  P.  No. 
108960. 

V.  CmLD,  b.  9  Nov.  1815,  Boston®;  d.  young®. 

134.  VI.  Thomas  C.  Amory,  b.  21  Oct.  1819,  Boston®. 

135.  VII.  John  Wilijam,  b.  23  June  1821,  Boston®. 

Family  records  of  John  Inman  Linzee  (123)  and  his  descendants  were 
contributed  by  his  son  John  William  Linzee  (135)  except  as  noted  under 
(134). 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  635 

124.  ROSE  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Captain  John  Linzee  (118)  and 
Susannah  Inman;  b.  17  Apr.  1783,  Plymouth,  Devon,  England,  as 
Rose,  dau.  of  John  and  Susannah  (Inman)  Linzee®;  d.  1  Apr.  1820. 
Medford*,  Mass.,  as  [blank]  wife  of  John  Fitch,  (Gushing  Book); 
aged  37  y.  at  her  death®;  bur.  4  Apr.  1819,  Boston,  Trinity  Churchf, 
as  Rose  Fitch  aged  37  y.;  m.  John  Brown  Fitch,  1  Oct.  1807,  Bos- 
ton*, Mass.,  at  Trinity  Churchf,  by  the  Rev.  J.  S.  J.  Gardiner;  son 
of  John  Brown  and  Hephzibah  (Hall)  Fitch  of  Boston  and  Med- 
ford*; b.  11  Dec.  1785,  Medford*,  as  John  Browne,  son  of  John  and 
Hephzibah  Fitch;  d.  8  Nov.  1832,  Medford*,  as  John  Browne  Fitch 
Esq.,  aged  47  y. 

(N.E.H.  &  G.R.  LVI:  for  1902,  article  by  Hon.  Ezra  S.  Stearns, 
which  does  not  agree  with  the  above  record) . 

Children  of  Rose  Linzee  (124)  and  John  Brown  Fitch. 

I.  Maria  Linzee,  b.  —  Oct.  1808,  Boston,  Mass.®;  bapt.  30  Oct. 
1808,  Boston,  Trinity  Churchf,  as  Maria  Linzee,  dau.  of  John 
Browne  Fitch;  d.  2  Feb.  1882,  Boston*,  Mass.,  as  Maria  L. 
Fitch,  aged  73  y.  4  na.,  b.  at  Medford,  Mass.,  unmarried;  bur. 
Mt.  Auburn  Cemetery,  Cambridge,  Mass. 

(Suff.  CXXXVI  :  32)  The  will  of  Maria  Linzee  Fitch  of 
Boston  Co.  Suff.  Mass.,  singlewoman,  mentions;  cousin  Charles 
Amory  of  Xahant  Co.  Essex;  cousin  Mary  Sohier  dau.  of 
Edward  D.  Sohier;  cousin  Louisa  Metcalf  wife  of  Theodore 
Metcalf;  cousins  Mrs.  Susan  Clapp,  Enuly  Sohier,  and  Eliza- 
beth Sohier;  to  the  children  of  my  cousin  Thomas  C.  Amory 
deceased,  Thomas  Ignatius  Amorj^  John  Linzee  Amory,  and 
Mary  Linzee  Amory;  to  Thomas  C.  A.  Dexter  of  Boston;  to 
two  daughters  of  my  late  cousin  Charles  Amory  junior  deceased, 
Annie  Louisa  Amor\',  Susan  C.  Amory;  sister-in-law  Mrs. 
Susan  M.  Fitch;  Ellen  Dexter  widow  of  Edward  Dexter  de- 
ceased; remainder  in  trust  to  Charles  Amory  to  Hold  during 
the  life  time  of  my  cousin  Mary  Ingersoll  Linzee  for  her  support 
for  life,  and  at  her  death  to  said  Charles  Amory.  Made  1  July 
1875. 

(Suff.  CXXXVI  :  409)  Maria  Linzee  Fitch  d.  2  Feb.  1882 
Boston;  relatives  recorded  were:  Charles  Amory,  WUham 
Amory  of  Boston,  Hannah  Louisa  Sohier  wife  of  Edward  D. 
Sohier  of  Nahant;  Susan  I.  Linzee,  EUzabeth  T.  Warren  both 
of  Boston;  John  W.  Linzee  of  London  England;  Sarah  L. 
Cunningham  of  Boston,  Edward  L.  Cunningham  of  Newport 
R.  I.;  Anna  D.  Evans  and  Mary  I.  Linzee  of  New  Haven  Conn.; 
Dudley  C.  Hall,  Horace  D.  HaU,  and  Hepsy  Bradlee  widow  all 
of  Medford  in  this  Comm'th.;  and  George  Hall  of  Englewood 
New  Jersey;  all  being  cousins  of  the  deceased. 

II.  William  Derby,  bapt.  21  Sept.  1810,  Trinity  Church,  Boston,  as 
WiUiam  Derbj',  son  of  John  Brown  and  Rose  Fitch;  d.  13  Jan. 
1843,  at  Jamaica,  West  Indies,  by  Medford*,  Mass.,  as  W(iUia)m 


636  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Derby  Fitch  (husband  of  Susan  Mitchell  (Hall),  aged  32  y., 
bur.  at  Mcdford  in  the  familj^  tomb  of  Benj.  Plall;  m.  Susan 
M.  Hall,  30  Oct.  1839,  Medford*;  dau.  of  Capt.  Ebenezer  and 
Eunice  (Jones)  Hall  of  Medford*;  b.  7  Nov.  1808,  Medford*, 
as  Susan  Mitchel,  dau.  of  Eben(eze1r  Jr.  and  Eunice  Hall;  d. 
22  Sept.  1901,  Medford*,  as  Susan  Mitchell  Fitch,  widow,  aged 
92  y.  10  m.  14  d.,  dau.  of  Eben  and  Eunice  (Jones)  Hall  of 
Medford  and  Weston,  Mass. 

III.  Edward  Amory,  bapt.  5  Mar.  1811,  Trinity  Churchf,  Boston,  as 
Edward  Amory  son  of  John  B.  and  Rose  Fitch;  d.  5®,  Sept. 
1833,  Medford*,  as  Edward  son  of  John  Fitch,  aged  21  y.,  lost 
at  sea  on  the  coast  of  Sumatra;  d.  20  Feb.  1832,  Coast  of  Su- 
matra, as  Edward  A.  Fitch  of  Medford,  aged  21  (John  H. 
Dexter's  Notes,  N.E.H.  &  G.  Soc). 

rv.  John  Brown,  bapt.  24  Apr.  1814,  Trinity  Churchf,  Boston,  as 
John  Brown,  son  of  John  and  Rose  (dau.  of  John  Linzee)  Fitch; 
he  moved  to  Illinois,  where  he  died  without  issue;    John  B. 

Fitch  of  Boston,  m.  Almira  M.  Lincoln,  7  June  1840,  at 

Bunker  Hill,  Macoupin  Co.  Illinois,  dau.  of  Elisha  (John  H. 
Dexter's  Notes,  N.E.H.  &  G.  Soc). 


125.  RALPH  INMAN  LINZEE,  son  of  Captain  John  Linzee  (118) 
and  Susannah  Inman;  b.  18  May  1785,  Plymouth,  Devon,  England, 
as  Ralph  Inman  son  of  John  and  Susannah  Linzee®;  d.  10  Aug. 
1834,  near  Brook  Haven  on  the  Sound  on  board  the  schooner  Ad- 
vance from  New  York  for  Portland,  Maine,  as  Ralph  I.  Linzee  aged 
49  y.,  his  body  was  committed  to  the  deep®;  m.  1st  Anna  Cecelia 
de  Neufville,  8  May  1809,  Boston*,  Mass.,  by  Rev.  John  Cheveres; 
dau.  of  John  and  Anne  Marguerite  (Langmack)  de  Neufville  of 
Boston,  but  originally  from  Amsterdam,  Holland,  both  families  of 
distinction;  his  wife  is  also  called  Anna  Margharetta  Langmach; 
John  de  Neufville  formerly  of  Amsterdam,  Merchant,  d.  5  Dec. 
1796,  Cambridge*,  Mass.;  she  was  b.  about  1786;  d.  27  Jan.  1811, 
Boston*,  as  Anna  Cecelia  Linzee  aged  25  y.,  removed  to  Montomy; 
bur.  in  the  old  burial  ground  at  Arlington*,  Mass. 

Capt.  Ralph  Inman  Linzee,  m.  2d  Mary  Ingersoll,  dau.  of  Jona- 
than, 24  Oct.  1813,  New  Haven  (John  H.  Dexter's  Mem.);  sister 
of  Judge  Ralph  Ingersoll,  U.  S.  Minister  to  Russia®;  dau.  of  Jona- 
than and  Grace  (Isaacs)  Ingersoll  of  New  Haven*,  and  Branford, 
Conn.;  b.  27  Mar.  1791,  New  Haven*,  as  Mary  dau.  of  Jonathan 
and  Grace  Ingersoll;  d.  1  Apr.  1842,  New  Haven*,  as  Mrs.  Linzee 
aged  51  y.,  on  Temple  Street,  bur.  Grove  Street  Cemetery. 

Child  of    Ralph   Inman  Linzee  (125)  and  1st  wife 
Anna  Cecelia  de  Neufville. 

136.       I.  Anna  Cecelia  de  Neufville,  b.  —  Jan.  1811,  Boston,  Mass.®. 


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Almatia  Mary  (Pinkiiam)  Amory 
1825-1910 


the  linzee  family.  637 

Children  of  Ralph  Inman  Linzee  (125)  and  2nd 
WIFE  Mary  Ingersoll. 

II.  Mary  Ingersoll,  b.  —  Aug.  1814,  New  Haven,  Conn.®;  d.  29 
Oct.  1903,  New  Haven,*  as  Margaret  Ingersoll,  aged  89  y.  2  m. 
9  d.,  single,  b.  New  Haven,  dau.  of  Ralph  Linzee  b.  Plymouth 
England  and  Mary  Ingersoll  b.  New  Haven,  bur.  Grove  Street 
Cemetery  at  New  Haven. 

III.  Grace  Ingersoll,  bapt.  20  Aug.  1815,  Boston  (Trinity  Churchf), 

as  Grace  Ingersoll  dau.  of  Ralph  Linzee.  Sponsors:  Mary 
Linzee  Dexter  and  the  parents.  This  child  must  have  died 
young,  for  her  existence  is  unknown  to  the  family ;  perhaps  this 
baptism  is  that  of  the  second  child,  Mary  Ingersoll. 

IV.  SuzETTE  G.,  d.  22  Jan.  1837,  New  Haven*,  as  Suzette  G.  Linzee, 

aged  13  y.     Her  existence  is  unknown  to  the  family  records. 

V.  Grace,  b. 1827.  New  Haven®;  d.  2  July  1853,  New  Haven*, 

as  Grace  Linzee  Willcox,  at  26  Temple  St.,  b.  New  Haven, 
married,  bur.  Grove  Street  Cemetery;  m.  WiUiam  H[enry] 
Willcox,  of  the  United  States  Navy,  7  Sept.  1852,  New  Haven*, 
by  Rev.  Harry  Croswell,  rector  of  Trinity  Church,  both  of  New 

Haven;  b. 1824, Conn.  (U.  S.  Naval  Academy  Grad, 

Asso.);  d.  20  Aug.  1870  (U.  S.  Navy  Lists). 

Child  of  Grace  Linzee  and  William  Henry  Willcox. 

i.  GiRi,  b,  2  July  1853,  New  Haven*,  as  dau.  of  William  H. 
Willcox  aged  29  y.  and  Grace  Linzee  Willcox  aged  26  y.; 
d.  5  July  1853,  New  Haven*,  as  child  of  Wilham  H. 
Willcox,  at  26  Temple  Street. 

126.  SARAH  INMAN  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Captain  John  Linzee 
(118)  and  Susannah  Inman;  b.  15  Apr.  1787,  Plymouth,  Devon, 
England,  as  Sarah  Inman  dau.  of  John  and  Susannah  Linzee®;  d. 
20  May  1820,  Boston*,  Mass.,  as  Sarah  I[nman]  Cunningham,  aged 
33  y.,  wife  of  Joseph  L.  Cunningham,  also®;  bur.  No.  128  Granary 
burial  ground;  m.  Joseph  L[ewis]  Cunningham,  18  May  1807,  Bos- 
ton, Trinityt;  m.  28  Apr.  1807,  Boston*,  by  Rev.  J.  S.  J.  Gardiner; 
son  of  Andrew  and  Polly  (Lewis)  Cunningham  of  Boston*;  b.  3 
Oct.  1784,  Boston*,  as  Joseph  Lewis,  son  of  Andrew  and  Polly  Cun- 
ningham; d.  31  Aug.  1843,  Boston*,  as  Joseph  Lewis  Cunningham, 
aged  58  y.;  bur.  in  vault  No.  32  under  old  Trinity  Church,  Boston, 
afterwards  removed  to  Mt.  Auburn  cemetery  in  Cambridge. 

Joseph  Lewis  Cunningham  m.  2nd  Mary  Ann  Rich6  Inman,  9 
Aug.  1821  Brecks  Co.,  Penn.®;  dau.  of  Capt.  George  Inman  R.A., 
by  his  wife  Mary  Badger®;  b.  27  May  1782,  Burrington,  Co.  Somer- 
set, England®;  bapt.  17  June  1782®;  d.  1  Feb.  1825,  Boston*,  as 
Mary  Ann  R.,  aged  42  y.,  [wife  of]  Joseph  L.  Cunningham;  bur. 
No.  8  Granary  burial  ground. 

Joseph  Lewis  Cunningham  m.  3rd  Catharine  Green  Amory,  29 
May  1828  Boston*,  by  Rev.  John  S.  J.  Gardiner;    dau.  of  Rufus 


638  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Green  and  Nancy  Whitelock  (Geyer)  Amory  of  Boston*;    b.  

1795,  Boston;  d.  25  Apr.  1859,  Boston*,  as  Catharine  G.  A.  Cunning- 
ham, aged  64  y.,  b.  Boston,  dau.  of  Rufus  G,  and  Ann  Amory,  bur. 
No.  32  Trinity  Church. 

(Suff.  CXLP:  137)  I  Joseph  L.  Cunningham  of  Boston,  Co. 
Suff.,  auctioneer,  appoint  my  brother  Andrew  Cunningham  of  Bos- 
ton, executor  of  my  will.  I  give  to  wife  Catherine  G.  Cunningham; 
to  dau.  Sarah  the  silver  coffee  pot  I  received  with  her  mother  Sarah 
Inman  Cunningham,  deceased,  my  first  wife;  to  George  Inman  Cun- 
ningham [son  by  2d  wife]  the  silver  coffee  pot  received  from  his 
mother;  to  son  Edward  Linzee  Cunningham  the  pair  of  silver  candle- 
sticks which  I  received  with  his  mother,  etc.;  to  son  George  Lewis 
Cunningham.  Made,  —  May  1841.  Witnesses:  Mem  "Linzee", 
[altered  to  Inman],  Benj"*.  L.  OUver,  Joseph  Leonard,  Cha^  M*'- 
Callum.     Proved,  25  Sept.  1843,  by  Andrew  Cunningham,  executor. 

Children  of  Sarah  Inman  Linzee  (126)  and  Joseph  Lewis 

Cunningham. 

I.  George  Lewis,  b.  7  June  1808,  Boston*,  Mass.,  as  George  Lewis 
'..  son  of  Joseph  Lewis  and  Sarah  Inman  Cunningham;  bapt.  24 
Aug.  1808,  Trinity  Churchf,  Boston,  as  George  Lewis  son  of 
Joseph  Lewis  Cunningham;  d.  unmarried®. 
11.'^  Edward  Linzee,  b.  2  Jan.  1810,  Boston*,  as  Edward  Linzee  son 
of  Joseph  Lewis  and  Sarah  Inman  Cunningham;  bapt.  4  Jan. 
1810,  Trinityt,  as  Edward  Linzee  [Cunningham];  H.C.  1829, 
M.D.  1832;  d.  29  Jan.  1905,  Newport,  R.  I.®;  bur.  Island 
Cemetery,  Newport®;  Dr.  Edward  Linzee  Cunningham  of  New 
York  m.  1st  AdeUne  Ehzabeth  Amory,  18  Apr.  1838  (John 
H.  Dexter's  Notes  with  N.E.H.  &  G.S.) ;  dau.  of  Rufus  Green 

and  Nancy  Whitlock  (Geyer)  Amory  of  Boston*;   b. 1810, 

Roxbury®;  d.  29  Apr.  1862,  Boston*,  as  Adeline  E.,  aged  52 
y.,  wife  of  Edward  L.  Cunningham,  b.  Roxbury,  and  dau.  of 
Rufus  G.  and  Ann  Amory,  bur.  32  Trinity  Church. 

Edward  Linzee  Cunningham  m.  2d  Ang^lique  Louise  Virgin^ 
Deblois,  6  Sept.  1864,  Newport,  R.  I.,  at  Trinity  Church®; 
dau.  of  Jean  Claude  and  Anne  (Onfr^)  Rousse®;  b.  22  July  1820, 
in  Virginia®;  d.  7  June  1898,  Newport®;  bur.  Island  Cemeterj'®. 
(The  Deblois  Family,  by  Dr.  Arthur  Wentworth  Hamilton 
Eaton,  N.E.H.  &  G.R.;   LXVIII  :  6-21,  186-8). 

Ang^lique  Louise  Virgin^  Rousse  m.  1st  Homer  Hurd, 

1837,  who  was  prob.  from  Milwaukee,  Wis.;  he  d.  about  1839. 

Ang^lique  Louise  Virgin^  Hurd  m.  2d  Nathaniel  James  Deblois, 

1845,  Columbus,  Georgia,  at  St.  Paul's  Episcopal  Church®; 

son  of  Stephen  and  Elizabeth  (Amory)  Deblois  of  Boston*; 
bapt.  18  May  1806,  Boston®;  d.  13  Aug.  1858,  Boston*,  as 
Nathaniel  J.,  aged  52  y.  7  m.  28  d.,  born  Boston,  son  of  Stephen 
and  Ehzabeth  A.  Deblois,  bur.  Mt.  Auburn  Cemetery,  Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 
m.  Sarah  Linzee,  bapt.  3  Mar.  1817,  Boston,  Trinityt,  as  Sarah 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  639 

Linzee  dau.  of  Lewis  and  Sarah  Cunningham;  d.  17  Feb.  1894, 
Boston*,  as  Sarah  L.,  single,  aged  77  y.,  born  Boston,  dau.  of 
Joseph  L.  and  Sarah  I.  (Linzee)  Cunningham  of  Boston  and 
England,  bur.  Mt.  Auburn  Cemetery. 

Family  records  of  Sarah  Inman  Linzee  (126)  and  her  descendants  were 
contributed  by  Mrs.  Mary  Winchester  (Barnard)  Curtis,  descended  from 
Joseph  Lewis  Cunningham  and  2d  wife  Mary  Ann  Rich6  Inman. 

127.  EDWARD  HOOD  LINZEE,  son  of  Rev.  Edward  Linzee 
(119)  and  Caroline  Warner;  b.  23  Sept.  1815,  by  his  gravestone  at 
Bracknell,  Berks,  England  (R.  by  Rev.  H.  Barnett,  Vicar  of  Brack- 
nell in  1914);  from  the  entrances  at  Rugby  School,  under  date  of 
23  Sept.  1829,  Edward  Hood,  the  son  of  the  Rev.  E.  Linzee  of  Kel- 
veden  Hall,  Ongar,  Essex,  was  mentioned  as  aged  13  years;  d.  2 
Jan.  1895,  Forest  Lodge,  Bracknell  (R.  by  Rev.  H.  Barnett);  bur. 
5  Jan.  1895,  in  Bracknell  Churchyard;  Rev.  Edward  Hood  Linzee 
Curate  of  Penn,  Bucks,  m.  Caroline  Atkinson,  5  Aug.  1851,  at  Pel- 
don,  Essex  (Par.  Reg.),  one  witness  to  the  marriage  was  Martha  At- 
kinson sister  of  the  bride  (R.  by  E.  G.  Bowring,  rector  of  Peldon); 
second  dau.  of  Rev.  John  Atkinson,  curate  of  Peldon  (G.M.,  and 
T.);  b.  about  1817;  d.  6  Sept.  1864,  Forest  Lodge,  Bracknell,  aged 
47  y.  (R.  by  Rev.  H.  Barnett);  bur.  12  Sept.  1864,  in  Bracknell 
Churchyard. 

Edward  Hood  Linzee,  first  son  of  Edward  Linzee  of  Penn,  Bucks, 
Cler.  Christ  Church,  matric.  4  June  1835,  aged  19;  B.A.  1839. 
Vicar  of  Bracknell,  Berks,  1854-1861  (Oxford  University  Alumni, 
and  Rugby  School  Reg.  160).  He  continued  to  live  at  Bracknell, 
and  left  no  issue. 

Abstract  of  the  will  and  codicil  of  The  Revd.  Edward  Hood  Linzee, 
Clerk  of  Forest  Lodge,  Bracknell.  (Ref.  615,  1895,  Somerset  House 
Probate) . 

Executors:  Pryor  Buxton  Whalley  of  Wretham  near  Thetford, 
Norfolk,  clerk  in  Holy  Orders,  and  nephew  Henry  Robert  Linzee  of 
Highway  House,  Alton,  Hants,  Esquire. 

Mentions:  Alexander  Stillingfleet  Gordon  son  of  the  late  Revd. 
Cosmo  Spencer  Gordon,  vicar  of  Messing,  Essex;  his  nephew  Edward 
Gordon  Linzee;  niece  Emily  Marion  Frederica  Linzee;  and  nephew 
Alexander  Grosvenor  Linzee. 

Refers  to  lands  in  the  parish  of  Hornsey,  and  to  the  Cluny  es- 
tates settled  on  his  nephew  Charles  Arthur  Linzee  under  the  will 
of  the  late  John  Gordon.  Also  mentions  his  nieces  Mabel  Katherine 
Linzee  and  Gertrude  Susan  Hood  Linzee. 

Will  dated,  17  Dec.  1892.     Codicil  dated,  2  Apr.  1894. 

Witnesses  to  both  will  and  codicil:  Adolphus  Gilbert,  butler 
Forest  Lodge  Bracknell  and  Ahce  Townsend  housemaid  at  the  same 
place. 

Will  and  codicil  proved,  23  May  1895. 


640  THE   LINZEE   FAMILY. 

128.  ROBERT  GEORGE  LINZEE,  son  of  Rev.  Edward  Linzee 
(119)  and  Caroline  Warner;  b.  3  Mar.  1820,  Kelvedon  Hall,  Ongar, 
Essex,  England®;  d.  31  Aug.  1889,  Jermyns,  Romsey,  Hants,  Eng- 
land®; bur.  "  Seale  ",  Farnham,  Surrey,  where  he  spent  his  early 
days;  m.  Maria  Frederica  Gordon,  18  Oct.  1849,  St.  George's, 
Hanover  Square,  London®;  dau.  of  the  late  Alexander  Gordon  Esq., 
of  Cluny,  Aberdeen,  Scotland,  and  Ellen  dau.  of  John  Baker®  (See 
Nisbet's  Heraldic  Plates,  p.  60);  she  was  niece  of  Lieut.-Col.  Gor- 
don of  Cluny  Castle  (G.M.);  b.  17  Aug.  1825,  Cluny,  Co.  Aberdeen®; 
d.  4  May  1899,  Jermyns,  Romsey®;   bur.  at  "  Seale  ",  Farnham. 

(Oxford  University  Alumni)  Robert  George  Linzee,  second  son 
of  Edward  Linzee  of  Penn,  Bucks,  Cler.  Christ  Church,  matric. 
15  May  1839,  aged  19;  B.A.  1843;  of  Jermyns,  Hants,  J.P.  (See 
Eton  School  lists). 

Robert  George  Linzee  was  educated  at  Eton  College  and  Christ 
College,  Oxford;  he  took  the  M.A.  degree.  For  many  years  he  was 
chairman  of  the  Romsey,  Hants,  Board  of  Guardians  of  the  poor, 
and  also  Chairman  of  the  Romsey  County  Bench  of  magistrates. 
He  was  deeply  interested  in  and  exercised  a  commanding  and  active 
part  in  all  county  matters,  devoting  most  of  his  time  to  the  public 
good.  His  residence  was  at  Jermyns,  Romsey,  the  estate  being 
noted  for  its  attractiveness. 

Letter  from  Edward  Linzee  Penfold  to  Robert  George 

Linzee. 

Dear  Sir:  — 

I  was  very  pleased  to  get  your  letter  giving  particulars  of  your 
visit  to  Kingston  Church  &  of  your  interview  with  Canon  Jacob. 
I  have  read  it  over  several  times  with  increasing  interest.  Although 
I  had  quite  lost  sight  of  the  Linzee  tomb  yet  what  you  say  about  it 
has  forcibly  recalled  it  to  my  mind.  I  knew  it  well  in  former  days, 
but  as  it  is  35  years  since  I  left  Portsmouth  it  is  not  surprising  that 
I  had  forgotten  it.  I  do  not  doubt  that  the  Linzees  &  the  Linzeys 
are  branches  of  one  family,  the  orthography  in  both  cases  being  origi- 
nally based  on  the  choice  of  some  one  who  preferred  his  own  form 
of  spelling  to  any  other.  The  record  that  you  traced  in  the  Register 
of  the  Baptism  of  Richard  Linzee,  son  of  Edward  Penfold  on  the 
14th  May  1774  points  to  the  connecting  link  between  the  Linzees 
and  the  Penfolds. 

The  wife  of  the  Edward  Penfold  thus  referred  to  was  certainly 
a  Linzee.  Their  family  consisted  of  George  (an  intimate  friend  of  the 
Hood  &  Bridport  families,  whose  memory  is  preserved  in  your  family 
by  the  little  Penfold  relic),  William  (my  grandfather),  John  Linzee, 
Robert,  Richard  Linzee  and  Edward  (of  the  existence  of  whom  I 
was  not  aware  till  I  read  over  the  will  of  the  oldest  of  the  brothers, 
George,  a  few  days  ago).     I  beheve  there  was  also  a  daughter  named 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  641 

Rebecca.  Mrs  Crawford  was  daughter  of  John  Linzee  Penfold,  and 
another  of  his  daughters  was  the  wife  of  Admiral  Pasco,  Nelson's 
Flag  Lieut,  at  Trafalgar;  and  tracing  this  branch  a  generation  lower 
I  may  say  that  the  Pascos'  eldest  daughter  (Horatia)  was  the  wife 
of  Admiral  McHardy,  for  many  years  the  chief  constable  of  the 
County  of  Essex.  The  John  &  Frances  Mary  Penfold  referred  to 
on  the  back  of  Mrs  Crawford's  Headstone  were  a  brother  &  sister 
of  my  own. 

As  you  were  not  able  to  trace  any  record  of  Edward  Linzee  the 
mayor  in  the  Register  at  Kingston,  may  it  not  be  found  in  that  of 
St.  Thomas,  Portsmouth.  I  have  a  pretty  strong  conviction  that 
it  was  he  who  lived  in  the  house  in  Green  Row,  opposite  the  Govern- 
ors Green  which  was  afterwards  the  Post  Office,  but  is  now  either 
a  private  residence  again 'or  a  part  of  the  Club  House.  This  house 
I  refer  to  is  in  the  heart  of  Portsmouth  and  but  a  stone's  throw  from 
St.  Thomas  Church.  Would  not  the  family  of  the  mayor  prefer 
that  one  who  had  filled  that  office  should  be  buried  in  the  ground  of 
the  Parish  Church  of  the  town  of  which  he  had  been  chief  magis- 
trate? 

Believe  me,  Yours  Truly, 

E.  L.  Penfold. 
R.  G.  Linzee  Esq'« 
Jermyns. 

Abstract  of  the  will  and  three  codicils  of  Robert  George  Linzee  of 
Jermyn,  Romsey,  Hants.  (Ref.  924,  1889,  Somerset  House  Pro- 
bate) . 

Executors:  Brother  Revd.  Edward  Hood  Linzee  of  Bracknell, 
Berks,  Joseph  Henry  Warner  of  1  Cadogan  Place,  London,  Barrister 
at  law,  and  his  eldest  son  Edward  Gordon  Linzee. 

Guardians  of  his  infant  children:  His  wife  Maria  Frederica  Linzee 
and  his  brother  the  said  Edward  Hood  Linzee. 

Sons  Alexander  Grosvenor  Linzee  and  Henry  Robert  Linzee  to 
whom  he  bequeaths  estates  in  Hornsey. 

Leaves  an  annuity  of  £30  to  Mary  Matilda  Gordon  widow  of  the 
late  Revd  Cosmo  Spencer  Gordon  of  Ryde,  Isle  of  Wight. 

First  codicil,  mentions  son  Charles  Arthur  Linzee  and  refers  to 
the  will  of  the  late  John  Gordon. 

Second  codicil,  mentions  eldest  son  Edward  Gordon  Linzee  as  of 
Broad  Walke,  Wilts. 

Will  dated,  17  Dec.  1881.  Witnesses:  John  Frewen  Moor  and 
Frances  Dorothy  Moor. 

First  codicil,  dated  12  Apr.  1888.  Witnesses:  Moses  Allen  Brown 
and  Sarah  Banks  Hammons. 

Second  codicil,  dated  31  July  1889.  Witnesses:  same  as  first 
codicil. 


042  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

Third    codicil,    dated   24   Aug.    1889.     Witnesses:    Moses   Allen 
Brown  and  Edward  Hood  Linzee  of  Bracknell. 
Will  and  three  codicils  proved,  30  Nov.  1889. 


Children  of  Robert  George  Linzee  (128)  and  Maria 

Frederica  Gordon. 

I.  Emily  Marion  Frederica,  b.  24  June  1851,  Jermyns,  Romsey, 
Hants,  England®;  d.  30  Mar.  1900,  Southend  House,  Eltham, 
unmarried®. 

137.  n.  Edward  Gordon,  b.  2  Oct.  1853,  Jermyns,  Romsey®. 

138.  III.  Alexander  Grosvenor,  b.  5  Oct.  1855,  Jermyns,  Romsey®. 

139.  IV.  Henry  Robert,  b.  18  May  1858,  Jermyns,  Romsey®  (G.M.). 

140.  V.  Charles  Arthur,  b.  15  Aug.  1861,  Jermyns,  Romsey®. 

141.  VI.  Mabel  Katherine,  b.  27  May  1868,  Jermyns,  Romsey®. 

142.  VII.  Gertrude  Susan  Hood,  b.  22  Jan.  1871,  Jermyns,  Romsey®  (T.). 

Family  records  of  Robert  George  Linzee  (128)  and  his  descendants  were 
contributed  by  himself  and  completed  by  his  son  Henry  Robert  Linzee 
(139),  except  as  noted  under  (138). 


129.  EMILY  WOOLDRIDGE  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Admiral 
Samuel  Hood  Linzee  (120)  and  2d  wife  Emily  Wooldridge;  b.  27 
Sept.  1807,  Plymouth,  Devon,  England®;  m.  Warwick  Augustus 
Hunt,  3  Nov.  1830. 

(For  the  descendants  of  Emily  Wooldridge  Linzee  and  Warwick 
Augustus  Hunt,  see  Chapter  XI). 


130.  JOHN  LINZEE,  son  of  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  (120) 
and  2d  wife  Emily  Wooldridge;  b.  22  Sept.  1812,  Penzance,  Corn- 
wall, England®;  bapt.  25  Nov.  1812  (b.  22  Sept.),  as  John  son  of 
Samuel  Hood  and  Emily  Linzee,  at  the  Church  of  St.  Mary's  Pen- 
zance (Par.  Reg.);  d.  3  July  1886,  London,  England®;  bur.  at 
Barnes,  Surrey;  John  Linzee,  gent,  and  Margaret  Eade  Scales 
a  minor,  with  the  consent  of  the  guardians,  m.  lie.  17  Apr.  1834, 
Church  of  St.  Andrews,  Plymouth,  Devon  (Par.  Reg.);  m.  1st 
Margaret  Eade  Scales  of  London,  17  Apr.  1834®;  dau.  of  Joseph 
and  Jane  (  )  Scales  of  Hanger  Lane,  Tottenham,  Midd.®  (T.); 
b. 1816, ®;  d.  15  June  1861,  London®  (T.). 

John  Linzee  m.  2d  widow  Hester  Davies,  29  July  1861,  Parish 
Church  at  Paddington,  Midd.®;  dau.  of  John  Baker,  who  was  in 
the  employ  of  Lord  Fitzharding  of  Berkeley  Castle®;  b.  24  Sept. 
1822,  Berkeley®;  d.  27  Mar.  1871 ®. 

John  Linzee  w^as  at  school  in  Ottery,  St.  Mary,  Devon,  and  school 
chum  of  Charles  son  of  Sir  Charles  Napier®. 


the  linzee  family.  643 

Children  of  John  Linzee  (130)  and  2d  wife  Hester  Baker. 

I.  Flora  Elizabeth,  b.  29  Mar.  1862,  Paddington,  London,  Midd., 
England®;  d.  19  June  1912,  London,  aged  50  y.,  unmarried®. 

143.  II.  Hester  Emily,  b.  6  Aug.  1864,  Paddington®. 

144.  III.  Clara  Inman,  b.  29  Jan.  1868,  Barnes,  Surrey,  England®. 

Family  records  of  John  Linzee  (130)  and  his  descendants  were  contributed 
by  his  daughter  Clara  Inman  Linzee  (144)  Hickox. 


131.  SUSANNA  INMAN  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Admiral  Samuel 
Hood  Linzee  (120)  and  2d  wife  Emily  Wooldridge;  b.  17  Dec.  1815, 
Penzance,  Cornwall,  England®;  m.  William  Cheselden  Browne, 
24  Mar.  1836. 

(For  the  descendants  of  Susanna  Inman  Linzee  and  WiUiam 
Cheselden  Browne,  see  Chapter  XII). 


132.  MARY  ANN  CHARLOTTE  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Admiral 
Samuel  Hood  Linzee  (120)  and  2d  wife  Emily  Wooldridge;  b.  26 
Jan.  1818,  Plymouth,  Devon,  England®;  m.  James  Warwick  Wool- 
dridge, 13  Oct.  1838®. 

(For  the  descendants  of  Mary  Ann  Charlotte  Linzee  and  James 
Warwick  Wooldridge,  see  Chapter  XIII). 


133.  ELIZABETH  TILDEN  LINZEE,  dau.  of  John  Inman 
Linzee  (123)  and  Elizabeth  Tilden;  b.  12  Aug.  1812,  Roxbury, 
Mass.®;  bapt.  7  Dec.  1812,  at  Trinity  Churchf,  as  Elizabeth  Til- 
den, dau.  of  John  Linzee;  d.  6  Dec.  1896,  Boston*,  aged  84  y.  3  m., 
as  Elizabeth  T.  L.  Warren,  widow  of  James  S.  Warren,  dau.  of  John 
I.  Linzee  b.  Pl^nnouth,  England,  and  EUzabeth  Tilden  b.  Boston, 
Mass.;  bur.  Forest  Hills  Cemetery;  m.  1st  Simon  Elliot  Green(e), 
28  June  1836  Boston*,  by  Rev.  Mr.  John  Lee  Watson;  son  of  Uriah 
and  Lydia  (Barnard)  Green(e)  of  Boston*,  also®;  b.  5  Apr.  1790, 
prob.  Boston  (®  by  Mary  E.  Torrey);  d.  30  Jan.  1840,  Boston*, 
aged  48  y.,  as  Simon  Elliot  Green(e);  bur.  Mt.  Auburn  Cemetery, 
Cambridge. 

Elizabeth  Tilden  Greene  m.  2nd  James  Sullivan  Warren,  27  Aug. 
1846  Boston*,  by  Bishop  Manton  Eastburn;  son  of  Dr.  John  Col- 
lins and  Susan  Powell  (Mason)  Warren  of  Boston*;  b.  21  Nov. 
1812,  Boston  (®  by  Dr.  John  Colhns  Warren,  in  1913) ;  d.  6®,  5  Feb. 
1867,  Boston*,  aged  54  yrs.  3  m.;  bur.  Forest  Hills  Cemetery. 

Her  will  is  recorded  at  Dedham,  Mass.,  Norfolk  County  Probate. 


644  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

John  W.  Linzee,  Esq. 
Charles  Street. 

My  dear  Sir:  — 

In  compliance  with  the  request  of  the  managers  of  St.  Paul's 
Domestic  Missionary  Society,  I  send  you  this  minute  adopted  at 
their  last  meeting. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Rebekah  Ketchum,  Secretary. 
February  16,  1897. 

On  the  second  Sunday  in  Advent,  December  sixth,  1896. 

Mrs.  Elizabeth  Tilden  Linzee  Warren  passed  from  the  shadows  of 
this  earthly  life,  to  the  mansions  prepared  for  the  faithful,  in  the 
everlasting  Kingdom  of  our  God. 

To  those  who  have  been  associated  with  our  late  Honorary  Presi- 
dent, in  the  work  of  this  Society,  which  was,  ever,  so  near  her  heart, 
the  feeling  of  present  loss  will  be,  at  once,  &  completely  overmastered 
by  the  certainty  of  her  great  and  everlasting  gain. 

It  would  be  difficult,  and  even  impossible  to  state,  in  a  brief  and 
imperfect  sketch,  what  were  the  predominant  characteristics  that 
made  her  personality  a  living  power  among  us;  yet  we  can,  one  and 
all,  bear  witness  to  the  unaffected  simplicity,  the  truth,  and  the  zeal, 
which  for  so  many  years,  have  guided  our  efforts  in  this  branch  of 
our  Missionary  Service;  while  we  also  recall  the  many  other  works 
of  love  to  our  Master,  in  which  she  dehghted  to  honor  Him,  and  to 
obey  His  voice. 

Remembering  her  kind  and  gentle  words  of  encouragement,  we 
can  also  remember,  with  gratitude,  her  firmness  and  decision  in  oppos- 
ing whatever  she  felt  to  be  at  variance  with  truth  and  right;  many 
instances  of  which  served  only  to  strengthen  the  love  and  regard  of 
those  who  knew  her  best.  At  the  same  time,  her  own  humility  was 
so  great  that  she  shrank  from  even  the  thought  of  making  known  the 
good  that  she  did  in  secret. 

This  feeling  was  so  strong  with  her,  that  she  was,  for  some  time, 
opposed  to  the  joining  of  the  "  Woman's  Auxiliary  ",  during  its 
early  days,  by  "  St.  Paul's  Domestic  Missionary  Society  ",  saying 
in  substance,  "  This  Society  has  been  doing  its  quiet  work  for  years, 
and  why  should  it,  ever,  come  before  the  public?  " 

Eventually,  however,  Mrs.  Warren  yielded  to  the  wish  of  many  of 
our  members,  and  I  think  she  never  regretted  the  enlarged  sphere 
of  usefulness  that  came  to  us  from  joining  that  noble  band  of  the 
Church's  helpers. 

After  the  death  of  Mr.  Warren,  whose  memory  is  sainted  to  all 
who  knew  him,  it  seemed  to  us  that  a  deeper  consecration  had  en- 
tered into  her  life,  and  was  manifested  in  every  remembrance  of 
him,  and  ever}'  work  done  for  the  Master's  cause. 


# 


Mary  Linzee  (Amory)  Dexter 
1798-1859 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  645 

When  failing  health  made  her  presence  among  us  less  constant, 
her  interest  never  wavered ;  but  her  gifts  and  the  love  that  prompted 
them,  were  ever  ready,  in  advance,  for  each  new  work  undertaken 
by  the  Society.  Again  and  again,  she  spoke  of  resigning  heir  office 
as  President:  saying  she  was  "  useless  now  ",  but  the  answer  was 
ever  the  same,  "  We  cannot  spare  you  ";  and  at  last,  "  Let  us  have 
your  name  always  ".  And  so,  when,  to  our  great  joy  and  comfort, 
Mrs.  Appleton  consented  to  become  our  President,  dear  Mrs.  War- 
ren also  rejoiced  in  her  acceptance  of  this  important  work,  which 
she  could,  no  longer,  actively  share.  But  her  name,  as  our  "  Hono- 
rary President  ",  was  with  us,  to  the  end. 

We  seem  still,  to  hear  her  voice,  when,  after  opening  the  meeting, 
as  ever,  with  the  Lord's  Prayer  and  the  Collects,  she  closed,  with 
the  benediction. 

"  The  grace  of  our  Lord  Jesus  Christ,  and  the  love  of  God,  and 
the  Communion  of  the  Holy  Spirit,  be  with  each  one  of  us,  this  day 
and  forevermore  ". 

Sarah  D.  Barrett. 

For  St.  Paul's  Domestic  Missionary  Society. 

January  20th.  1897. 

134.  THOMAS  C.  AMORY  LINZEE,  son  of  John  Inman  Linzee 
(123)  and  EHzabeth  Tilden;  b.  21  Oct.  1819,  Boston,  Mass.®;  bapt. 
1  May  1820,  at  Trinity  Churchf,  by  Rev.  Dr.  Gardiner,  as  Thomas 
C.  Amory  son  of  John  Inman  and  EHzabeth  Linzee;  d.  1  Jan.  1863 
Boston*,  as  Thomas  C.  A.,  aged  43  y.  9  m.  10  d.,  son  of  John  I. 
Linzee,  born  England,  and  Elizabeth  Tilden  born  Boston ;  bur.  Forest 
Hills  Cemetery;  m.  Sarah  Parker  Torrey,  14  Nov.  1855  Boston*, 
by  Rev.  Ezra  Stiles  Gannett  (0 ;  dau.  of  John  Gore  and  Susan  Linzee 
(Tilden)  Torrey  (122-1)  of  Boston*;  b.  25  Mar.  1831,  Boston®;  d. 
7  Feb.  1903,  Boston*,  as  Sarah  P.  (Torrey),  widow  of  Thomas  C.  A. 
Linzee,  aged  71  y.  11  m.  13  d.,  dau.  of  John  G.  and  Susan  (Tilden) 
Torrey;  bur.  Forest  Hills  Cemetery. 

Thomas  C.  Amory  Linzee  in  his  early  career  was  in  mercantile 
life,  and  afterwards  became  Treasurer  of  the  Lancaster  Mills  at 
Lowell,  Mass.  He  was  a  Lieutenant  in  the  New  England  Guards. 
The  following  notice  of  his  death  was  written  by  James  S.  Amory, 
Esq.,  of  Boston :  — 

"  The  late  Mr.  Linzee.  When  we  miss  from  the  business  walks  of 
life  a  form  well  known;  one  whose  goings  forth  and  returnings  have 
been  constantly  marked  for  nearly  twenty-five  years;  who  was 
noted  for  his  appearance  of  vigorous  strength;  for  his  manliness  of 
character;  his  strict  integrity;  his  unselfishness;  his  kindly  heart; 
his  fidelity  in  all  commercial  relations;  and  we  know  that  he  will  be 


C)  See  Chapter  X. 


646  THE   LINZEE   FAMILY. 

no  more  seen  amongst  us,  it  seems  scarcely  sufficient  that  the  record 
should  only  be,  '  Died,  T.  C.  A.  Linzee,  aged  43.' 

"  There  is  a  deeper  and  more  useful  lesson,  a  juster  and  more 
fitting  tribute  in  the  addition  of  a  few  brief  thoughts  as  we  reaUze 
that  he  has  finished  his  course.  Mr.  Linzee's  career  teaches  us 
this:  That  a  young  man  who  enters  upon  the  business  of  the 
world  with  the  elevated  object  of  attaining  independence  through 
his  own  exertions,  not  simply  that  he  may  be  rich,  nor  that  he  may 
be  successful  solely  to  gratify  his  own  ambitions,  but  that  he  may 
minister  to  the  wants  of  others;  that  he  may  honorably  sustain  an 
honored  name,  that  he  may  consistently,  generously  and  stead- 
fastly maintain  his  position,  to  comfort  aged  parents,  watch  over 
the  welfare  of  others  who  look  to  him  for  counsel  and  advice,  and 
build  up  by  slow  degrees  an  individual  character  which  may  make 
his  mature  life  valuable  and  useful  to  many  friends,  neither  lives  in 
vain,  nor  dies  unlamented." 

(Suff.  CCCCXVIII:  157)  Sarah  Parker  Linzee,  as  principal,  and 
John  G.  Torrey  and  John  Revere,  both  of  said  Boston,  as  sureties, 
bound  12  Jan.  1863,  that  Sarah  Parker  Linzee,  guardian  of  John 
Torrey  Linzee,  Elizabeth  Linzee  and  Marian  Linzee,  all  of  Boston, 
minors,  shall  render  an  account  for  said  wards,  and  appoint  her  their 
guardian.  In  presence  of  Anna  D.  Torrey,  Martha  Cameron,  Geo. 
W.  Tilden,  Ann  B.  Adams. 

John  T.  Linzee,  b.  6  Aug.  1856,  Elizabeth  Linzee,  b.  12  Apr.  1858, 
Marian  Lmzee,  b.  11  May  1862,  minors,  and  children  of  Thomas  C. 
A.  Linzee,  late  of  said  Boston,  deceased,  and  Sarah  P.  his  wife. 

(Suff.  CLXP:  312)  First  account  of  John  Revere,  admr.  of  the 
estate  of  T.  C.  A.  Linzee,  late  of  Boston,  Co.  Suff.,  deced,  approved 
for  myself  and  as  Guardian  of  John  Torrey  Linzee,  Elizabeth  Linzee 
and  Marian  Linzee. 

Sarah  P.  Linzee. 

Dated  8  June  1863. 


Children  of  Thomas  C.  Amory  Linzee  (134)  and  Sarah 

Parker  Torrey. 

145.  I.  John  Torrey,  b.  6  Aug.  1856,  Nahant,  Mass.,  by  Boston*. 

11.  Elizabeth,  b.  12  Apr.  1858,  Boston*.    Resides,  —  20  Marlborough 
St.,  Boston,  Mass. 

146.  in.  Marian,  b.  11  May  1862,  Boston*,  as  Marian  Lindsey. 

Family  records  of  Thomas  C.  Amory  Linzee  (134)  and  his  descendants 
were  contributed  by  his  wife  Sarah  Parker  (Torrey)  Linzee,  except  as 
noted  under  (145). 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  647 

135.  JOHN  WILLIAM  LINZEE,  son  of  John  Inman  Linzee 
(123)  and  Elizabeth  Tilden;  b.  23  June  1821  Boston,  Mass.®;  bapt. 
24  Aug.  1821  at  Trinity  Churchf,  Boston,  by  Rev.  Dr.  Gardiner,  as 
John  WilHam  son  of  John  Linzee;  d.  22  Apr.  1915,  Boston*,  bur. 
Forest  Hills  Cemetery;  m.  1st  Elizabeth  Erving  Grey  14  Mar.  1850, 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  by  Rev.  Frederick  Farley®,  also  Barnstable*, 
Mass.;  dau.  of  John  and  Sarah  (Grey)  Grey®;  b.  16  Nov.  1825 
Barnstable*,  also®;  d.  8  July  1851  Brooklyn,  aged  25  y.®,  also  Barn- 
stable*; bur.  at  Barnstable.  (Descendants  of  Joshua  Grey  of  Yar- 
mouth, Mass.,  by  Thatcher). 

John  William  Linzee  m.  2nd  Anne  Brigette  Haggard,  26  July  1856 
Calcutta,  India,  in  the  Dhurrumtollah  Church  of  the  Sacred  Heart, 
by  Father  J.  McCabe®;  dau.  of  Antoine  Zacharie  Edouard  Terrein- 
court  Mahe,  and  Anne  Bridget  (Martyr)  Martin,  widow  of  Thomas 
Martin,  of  London,  England,  and  Calcutta®;  b.  25  Feb.  1823  Chan- 
dernagore,  French  India®;  d.  19  Jan.  1905  Boston*;  bur.  Forest 
Hills  Cemetery. 

Anne  Brigette  Mahe  m.  1st  Mark  Haggard,  19  Oct.  1842  Calcutta, 
by  Father  J.  McCabe®;  son  of  William  Debonaire  Haggard,  chief 
of  the  bulhon  office  of  the  Bank  of  England,  by  his  wife  Jane  Le 
Crew®;  b.  10  Feb.  1821  London,  England®;  d.  about  1853  Calcutta®. 
(The  Mah6  Family,  by  John  William  Linzee). 

His  second  wife  is  a  descendant  of  Olivier  Mah^,  lord  of  Kerguegen, 
by  his  wife  Frangoise  de  Kerbiguer,  of  Bretagne,  France. 

John  William  Linzee,  the  last  of  his  generation,  passed  away  in 
his  ninety-fourth  year  from  an  attack  of  double  pneumonia;  in 
appearance  he  was  not  over  seventy,  being  erect  of  carriage  and  over 
five  feet  ten  inches  in  height ;  his  eyes  were  large  and  blue  and  a  well 
developed  physique  harmoniously  blended  with  the  rest  of  him. 
Daily  he  attended  to  his  business  affairs  in  the  throngs  of  the  rushing 
city,  in  touch  with  the  changes  in  methods,  keenly  alive  to  the  evo- 
lution of  things  about  him,  from  the  steam  engine  to  the  latest  fly- 
ing machine,  and  apparently  a  man  well  equipped  to  hold  his  own 
with  the  younger  men  of  his  day.  In  describing  his  life,  many  land- 
marks of  Boston  and  other  lands,  of  things  and  persons,  could  be 
marshalled  before  the  vision  of  those  who  are  interested  in  what 
used  to  be,  but  the  following  will  suffice. 

He  received  his  first  education  at  Miss  Prescott's  school  at  the 
corner  of  Chestnut  and  Walnut  streets,  Boston,  which  later  removed 
to  West  Cedar  Street.  He  next  attended  a  private  school  on  Pitts 
Street,  in  the  West  End,  but  the  name  of  the  principal  has  passed 
from  memory.  At  the  age  of  seven  and  a  half  years,  he  entered  the 
Boston  pubHc  school  on  Mason  Street,  and  a  year  later  joined  Mr. 
Whitney's  private  school  on  Harvard  Place,  the  entrances  being  in 
a  narrow  passage  from  School  Street  and  a  roadway  from  Washing- 
ton Street. 

When  he  reached  the  age  of  nine  and  one  half  years,  he  became  a 


648  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

pupil  of  the  Boston  Public  Latin  School  on  School  Street,  and  three 
years  later  passed  into  the  Boston  Public  High  School  at  the  corner 
of  Pinckney  and  Anderson  streets,  from  which  he  graduated  in  1837. 
This  building  is  still  in  existence  as  a  public  school,  and  he  had  in 
those  days  Mr.  Solomon  Pearson  Miles,  a  relative  by  marriage,  as 
his  well  beloved  principal  (•)• 

When  a  youth  he  took  especial  interest  in  sailing,  so  that  his 
natural  tastes  dictated  a  commercial  life  connected  with  the  sea. 
He  was  fond  of  the  gymnasium,  and  later  in  life  of  horseback  riding. 

In  the  year  of  his  graduation  from  high  school,  he  entered  the 
dry  goods  commission  house  of  Samuel  Frothingham  and  William 
Richards  Lawrence,  located  at  the  northeast  corner  of  the  junc- 
tion of  Water  and  Congress  streets;  remaining  with  them  less  then 
a  year,  profitably  and  happily  spent  in  the  accumulation  of  business 
methods  and  trade  experiences.  The  next  year  Mr.  Linzee  accepted 
an  offer  from  John  James  Dixwell  Esq.,  an  East  India  and  China 
merchant  with  offices  on  India  Wharf,  and  later  on  State  Street,  and 
remained  in  his  employ  until  he  attained  his  majority  in  1842. 

Gaining  by  degrees  the  confidence  of  the  business  houses  of  the 
day,  he  was  selected  to  begin  his  travels  as  clerk  and  supercargo  in 
the  interests  of  Mr.  Diswell,  Mr.  Francis  Bacon,  and  Messrs.  Crocker 
and  Warren  of  New  York,  respectively. 

For  the  benefit  of  his  descendants,  friends  and  those  interested  in 
shipping  affairs,  a  short  list  of  his  voyages  will  be  given,  until  he 
made  his  last  voyage  home  in  May  1884,  covering  an  elapsed  time 
of  forty-two  years. 

Sailing  Vessels. 

Cato:  Captain  Bangs  Hallett. 

7  Oct.  1842,  from  Boston  to  Capetown,  Cape  of  Good  Hope, 
South  Africa. 
21  Feb.  1843,  from  Capetown  to  Calcutta,  India. 

10  July  1843,  from  Calcutta  to  Boston,  Mass.,  U.  S.  A. 
Kensington  (^) :  Captain  Ezekiel  Gorham. 

24  Mar.  1844,  from  Boston  to  Porto  Praya,  Cape  Verde  Islands. 
19  May  1844,  from  Porto  Praya  to  Calcutta. 

11  Oct.  1844,  from  Calcutta  to  New  York,  N.  Y.,  U.  S.  A. 

1  Apr.  1845,  from  New  York  to  Montevideo,  Uruguay,  South 
America, 


(0  See  The  History  of  Peter  Parker  and  Sarah  Ruggles  of  Roxbury,  Their 
Ancestors  and  Descendants,  by  John  William  Linzee  Jr. 

{^)  1844.  Long  Island  Sound  steamer  Oregon.  Totally  disabled  by  strik- 
ing a  rock  at  Hell  Gate,  New  York;  all  passengers  taken  off  by  a  passing 
steamer  and  landed  at  that  city.  Mr.  Linzee  was  a  passenger  on  his  way  to 
New  York  to  sail  on  the  Kensington  for  Calcutta. 


THE  LINZEE   FAMILY.  649 

28  June,  1845,  from  Montevideo  to  Calcutta. 

10  Nov.  1845,  from  Calcutta  to  New  York. 

24  Apr.  1846,  from  New  York  to  the  island  of  Mauritius. 

28  Aug.  1846,  from  Mauritius  to  Calcutta,  where  he  remained 
about  eleven  months. 

Talisman,  Captain  George  Washington  Somes. 

26  July  1847,  from  Calcutta  to  the  island  of  St.  Helena. 

13  Oct.  1847,  from  St.  Helena  to  New  York. 
Remained  at  home  in  Boston  about  one  year. 

Talisman,  Captain  Francis  Allen  Bursley. 

14  Jan.  1849,  from  New  York  to  Mauritius. 

29  Apr.  1849,  from  Mauritius  to  Calcutta. 
HuMA,  Captain  WiUiam  Henry. 

26  Nov.  1849,  from  Calcutta  to  St.  Helena. 

27  Jan.  1850,  from  St.  Helena  to  New  York. 

Steamers. 

Collins  Line  steamer  Atlantic,  27  Apr.  1850,  from  New  York  to 

Liverpool,  England. 
Peninsular  and  Oriental  Line  steamer  Indus,  20  May  1850,  from 
Southampton,  England,  to  Gibraltar. 
26  May  1850,  from  Gibraltar  to  Malta. 
31  May  1850,  from  Malta  to  Alexandria,  Egypt. 
Thence  by  Mamoudi  or  Mamodel  Canal  and  Nile  to  Cairo,  and 
across  the  desert  by  carriage  to  Suez. 
Peninsular   and   Oriental   Line   steamer  Hindostan,   7   June 

1850,  from  Suez  to  Aden. 

14  June  1850,  from  Aden  to  Galle,  island  of  Ceylon. 
23  June  1850,  from  Galle  to  Madras,  India. 

26  June  1850,  from  Madras  to  Calcutta,  where  he  remained  about 
nine  months. 
Peninsular  and  Oriental  Line  steamer  Haddington  (0,  Apr. 

1851,  from  Calcutta  to  Madras. 

15  Apr.  1851,  from  Madras  to  Galle. 
18  Apr.  1851,  from  Galle  to  Aden. 
29  Apr.  1851,  from  Aden  to  Suez. 

Thence  across  desert  by  carriage  to  Cairo,  and  Nile  steamer  and 
Canal  to  Alexandria. 
Peninsula  and  Oriental  Line  steamer  Ripon,  4  May  1851,  from 
Alexandria  to  Malta. 
8  May  1851,  from  Malta  to  Gibraltar. 
13  May  1851,  from  Gibraltar  to  Southampton,  England. 


(1)  1851.  Steamer  Haddington,  after  a  collision  in  the  River  Hoogly 
below  Calcutta,  returned  to  that  city.  No  serious  damage  was  sustained, 
and  so  the  steamer  sailed  again  on  the  following  day. 


650  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

CuNARD  Line  steamer  America,  31  May  1851,  from  Liverpool  to 
Halifax. 
—  June  1851,  from  Halifax  to  Boston, 

Sailing  Vessels. 

Element,  Captain  Francis  Allen  Bursley. 

4  Dec.  1851,  from  New  York  to  Capetown,  Cape  of  Good  Hope; 
rescued  the  captain,  officers  and  crew  from  a  sinking  English 
ship  in  the  Atlantic  Ocean  near  the  Equator,  and  landed  them 
at  Capetown. 

21  Feb.  1852,  from  Capetown  to  Calcutta,  where  he  remained  in 
the  commission  business  until  1854  under  the  firm  name  of 
Linzee  and  Field.     He  became  a  Mason  in  1853,  of  the  Lodge 
Industry  and  Perseverance  at  Calcutta. 
Walpole,  Captain  William  Symms. 

7  Dec.  1854,  from  Calcutta  to  Boston. 
Nor'Wester,  Captain  Frank  Eldredge. 

21  June  1855,  from  Boston  to  Sand  Heads,  Calcutta,  in  87  days, 
which  was  a  record  voyage  for  speed  at  that  time.  Remained 
at  Calcutta  till  late  in  the  year  1857,  having  resumed  the  com- 
mission business  under  his  own  name,  and  married  for  the  second 
time  in  1856.  He  became  a  Royal  Arch  Mason  in  1857,  and 
formed  the  partnership  of  Dutts,  Linzee  &  Co.,  who  besides 
the  ordinary  commission  trade  with  America,  engaged  largely 
in  army  commissariat  contracts  with  the  British  East  India 
Government  until  1861. 

Steamers. 

Peninsular  and  Oriental  Line  steamer,  from  Calcutta  for 
Madras,  Galle,  Aden  and  Suez ;  crossed  the  desert  to  Cairo,  thence 
per  Nile  steamer  to  Atfey  and  canal  to  Alexandria;  then  embarked 
on  a  steamer  of  the  Austrian  Lloyd's  Co.,  for  the  Adriatic,  touch- 
ing at  Corfu,  and  disembarking  at  Trieste.  Visited  Venice, 
Vienna,  Prague,  Dresden,  Frankfort  and  Paris;  thence  to  England 
and  by  steamer  from  Liverpool  to  Boston.  Returned  to  Cal- 
cutta via  England,  Southampton,  Alexandria  and  Overland  route 
to  Suez,  etc. 
He  served  in  the  Calcutta  Volunteer  Cavalry,  organized  for  the 

protection  of  their  homes  by  the  citizens  and  foreign  residents  at 

the  outbreak  of  the  Sepoy  Mutiny. 

Peninsular  and  Oriental  Line  steamer  Alma,  from  Calcutta 
about  May  1859,  for  Madras,  Galle,  Aden,  etc.,  but  in  June,  while  in 
the  Red  Sea,  she  became  a  total  wreck  on  Harnish,  a  coral  reef, 
about  40  miles  from  Mocha.  The  steamer  turned  over  on  her  side 
with  more  than  half  her  length  below  water,  and  after  a  few  days 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  651 

slid  off  into  deep  water.     The  passengers,  of  whom  two  died  from 

the  exposure,  remained  on  the  reef  nearly  three  days,  when  one  of 

the  ship's  boats  returned  with  help  from  H.M.S.  Phlegethon,  then 

taking  soundings  off  the  path  of  ships.     Fortunately  the  sufferings 

from  the  intense  heat,  lack  of  shade  and  shortage  of  food  were 

not  augmented  by  a  boisterous  sea,  as  the  reef  was  only  three  feet 

above  water.    After  a  week's  delay  at  Aden,  he  continued  his 

voyage  to  Suez,  Alexandria,  Marseilles,  England  and  Boston. 

He  returned  to  Calcutta  via  England  and  Overland  route  to  Suez, 

in  Feb.  1860,  and  there  embarked  in  the  Peninsular  and  Oriental 

steamer  Bentick  for  Calcutta,  which  ran  ashore  in  the  Gulf  of  Suez 

and  remained  fast  for  three  days  during  a  strong  gale  of  wind  and 

sand;    the  ship  was  nearly  a  total  wreck,  but  with  the  advent  of 

better  weather  and  the  throwing  overboard  of  coal  and  a  portion  of 

her  cargo,  she  was  floated  off  and  proceeded  in  a  leaky  condition 

to  Aden  and  Calcutta.     There  he  continued  as  a  member  of  the  firm 

of  Lewis,  Bailey  &  Co. 

In  1862,  he  received  the  appointment,  under  President  Lincoln's 
administration,  of  Vice-Consul  General  of  the  United  States  of 
America  at  Calcutta,  and  held  that  office  until  1871. 

Legation  of  the  United  States 
London,  6  March,  1862. 
Sir 

I  am  directed  by  Mr.  Adams  to  transmit  to  you  your  certificate 
of  appointment  as  Vice  Consul  General  of  the  United  States  at  Cal- 
cutta, and  to  state  that  instructions  have  been  given  by  Her  Majesty's 
government  for  your  recognition  in  your  consular  capacity. 

You  will  please  notify  the  Legation  of  the  receipt  of  this  document, 
and  of  your  having  entered  upon  official  duty. 

I  am,  Sir, 

Your  Obedient  Servant, 

Charles  L.  Wilson 
Sec^.  of  Legation. 
John  W.  Linzee  Esq. 
Reed  Calcutta  April  27*i>  1863. 

Consulate  General,  U.  S.  America. 
Calcutta. 

To  all  persons  to  whom  these  presents  may  come.  Know  ye  that 
by  virtue  of  Authority  contained  in  a  Despatch  from  F.  W.  Seward, 
Asstt:  Secy:  of  State  dated  State  Dept.  Washington  April  25*''. 
1862,  received  by  me  I  hereby  appoint  John  W.  Linzee  Esq''^.  Vice 
Consul  General  of  the  United  States  of  America  at  Calcutta  until 
the  arrival  of  N.  P.  Jacobs  Esq'^.  my  successor. 


652  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  signed  my  name  and  affixed 
the  Seal  of  this  Consulate  General  this  Thirtieth  day  of  June  eigh- 
teen hundred  and  Sixty  two. 

Sam'.  Lilly 
Seal.  U.  S.  Consul  General 

Calcutta. 

U.  S.  Consulate  General 
Calcutta,  April  30'''  1863 
Charles  L.  Wilson  Esq. 

Secty  of  Legation  of  the  United  States  of  America 
London. 
Sir:  — 

In  compliance  with  the  request  expressed  in  your  communication 
of  the  6th  March  last,  I  have  the  pleasure  to  acknowledge  the  receipt 
of  the  certificate  of  my  appointment,  at  this  Place,  as  Vice  Consul 
General  for  the  United  States  of  America. 

I  am,  Sir, 

Your  Obedient  Servant 

Jn°.  W.  Linzee 
U.  S.  Vice  Consul  General. 

On  the  28th  of  Mar.  1868,  Mr.  Linzee  sailed  from  Calcutta  on  the 
English  ship  Andromeda,  Captain  Thompson,  with  his  whole  family, 
and  arrived  at  Liverpool  the  6th  of  Aug.  following.  This  vessel 
had  been  built  to  run  the  blockade  of  the  Confederate  States.  After 
two  trips  to  Boston  and  return,  he  and  the  family  sailed  from  London 
the  6th  of  Oct.  1869,  on  the  English  ship  Tantalon  Castle,  Captain 
Howson.  and  arrived  at  Calcutta  the  17th  of  Jan.  1870,  where  he 
remained  until  Dec.  of  1876,  engaged  in  the  usual  commission  business 
between  India  and  America. 

Having  been  actively  occupied  in  the  East  India  trade  for  over 
thirty-four  years,  it  was  hard  to  leave  the  beautiful  city  of  Calcutta, 
where  life  was  fragrant  with  variety  from  every  quarter  of  the  world, 
and  the  standard  of  living  more  luxurious  than  is  generally  possible 
elsewhere  among  business  gentlemen,  yet  the  longing  for  home  and 
Boston  could  no  longer  be  resisted,  and  Mr.  Linzee  left  India  for- 
ever in  Dec.  of  1876  with  his  whole  family,  sailing  on  the  Italian 
steamer  Roma,  Captain  C.  G.  Rolla,  and  after  a  delightful  voyage 
touching  at  Colombo,  the  Suez  Canal,  Port  Said  and  the  Straits 
of  Messina,  landed  at  Naples,  where  the  beautiful  sights  of  southern 
Italy  were  visited,  and  the  same  enjojmients  continued  en  route  via 
Genoa,  Marseilles,  St.  Malo,  to  Southampton,  England,  arriving 
there  in  the  late  spring  of  1877. 

From  1877  to  1882,  several  trips  were  made  to  places  of  interest 
(like  the  Cathedral  city  of  Salisbury),  extending  from  London  to 


Thomas  Coffix  Amory  Dexter 
1790-1873 


THE   LINZEE   FAMILY.  653 

Bristol,  and  to  the  summer  resorts  of  the  south  and  southeastern 
coasts,  also  to  Paris,  Bordeaux,  Pau,  Cannes,  Mentone  and  Nice 
in  France,  and  to  Milan,  Venice,  Bologna,  Florence,  Rome,  etc.,  in 
Italy;  also  a  trip  home  to  Boston  and  return  to  Southampton  in 
1882.  Finally,  in  1884,  he  came  back  to  the  city  of  his  birth  with  his 
youngest  son,  l^eing  followed  a  year  later  by  his  wife  and  daughter, 
and  never  cared  to  leave  Boston  again.  His  eldest  son,  Lewis  Lin- 
zee,  had  married  in  England,  became  a  British  subject,  and  continues 
to  reside  there.  Mr.  Linzee  was  a  Republican  and  a  member  of  the 
Episcopal  Church. 

His  life  shows  an  honorable  record,  calling  for  much  variety  of 
ability,  and  a  stanch  adherence  to  a  high  standard  of  integrity  and 
duty.  He  died  while  President  of  the  Lindsay  Family  Association 
of  America,  in  which  he  was  deeply  interested. 

Late  residence,  —  96  Charles  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 

(Suff.  Prob.  129551)  The  adm.  of  the  estate  of  Anne  Brigette 
Linzee,  wife  of  John  W.  Linzee  of  Boston,  who  d.  19  Jan.  1905,  by 
Francis  C.  Welch,  mentioned  the  next-of-kin  as  follows: 

John  W.  Linzee  of  Boston,  Mass.,  husband;  Lewis  Linzee  of  South- 
ampton, England,  son;  John  W.  Linzee  Jr.  of  Boston,  son;  Josephine 
W.  Linzee  of  Boston,  daughter. 

Prays  for  appointment,  25  Jan.  1905.     Granted  9  Feb.  1905. 

(Suff.  Prob.  169081)  The  will  of  John  William  Linzee,  of  Boston, 
Co.  Suffolk,  Mass.,  mentions  First:  bequests  to  my  son  Lewis  Linzee, 
son  John  William  Linzee  Jr.,  and  daughter  Josephine  Warren  Linzee. 
Second:  All  remainder  of  estate,  real  and  personal  to  wife,  Anne 
Brigette  Linzee,  if  she  survive,  otherwise  to  Francis  C.  Welch  of 
said  Boston,  in  trust,  viz,  to  pay  the  net  income  to  my  said  daughter, 
during  her  life,  and  at  her  death,  to  convey  the  principal,  in  equal 
shares  to  the  issue  per  capita,  then  living,  of  my  three  children,  the 
said  Lewis,  Josephine  and  John.  Sealed  26  July  1899.  (Signed) 
Jno.  W.  Linzee. 

Witnesses:   Harry  F.  Reiser,  Estelle  P.  Marden,  Wm  Hewins. 

First  Codicil:  mentions  daughter  Josephine  Warren  Linzee,  son 
Lewis  Linzee,  and  son  John  William  Linzee  Jr. 

Also  mentions  the  children  (not  by  name)  of  son  Lewis  Linzee  and 
Mary  A.  Linzee,  his  wife.  And  Dorothy  Evelyn  Linzee  daughter  of 
son  John  W.  Linzee  Jr.  Sealed  9  Jan.  1911.  (Signed)  Jno.  W. 
Linzee.  Witnesses:  Harry  F.  Reiser,  Frank  G.  White,  Fred  H. 
Bisbee. 

Second  Codicil:  mentions  daughter  Josephine  Warren  Linzee  to 
have  96  Charles  St.,  Boston;  son  John  WilHam  Linzee  Jr.  to  have 
848  Beacon  Street;  son  Lewis  Linzee  to  have  cash.  Sealed  18  Sept. 
1913.  (Signed)  Jno.  W.  Linzee.  Witnesses:  Harry  F.  Reiser, 
Frank  G.  White,  Fred  H.  Bisbee. 


654  the  linzee  family. 

Children  of  John  William  Linzee  (135)  and  2nd  wife  Anne 

Brigette  Mah£. 

147.  I.  Lewis,  b.  24  Apr.  1857,  Calcutta,  India®. 

u.  John  Inman,  b.  9  Mar.  1858,  Calcutta®;  d.  12  Apr.  1858  Calcutta®. 

III.  Josephine  Warren,  b.  29  June  1859,  Calcutta®;  d.  28  Sept.  1915, 

unmarried,  at  St.  Louis,  Mo.®;    bur.  Forest  Hills  Cemetery, 
Boston,  Mass.®;  her  adm.  recorded  Suff.  Prob.  170797. 

Obituary. 
to  josephine   linzee. 

There  are  some  gentle,  trusting  souls 

Who  savor  more  of  Heaven  than  earth, 
And  walk  the  ways  of  mortal  life. 

With  longing  for  immortal  birth, 
Who  look  upon  the  world's  vain  show 

With  tranquil,  half-averted  eyes. 
As  darkly  through  a  glass  they  see 

The  eternal  joy  of  Paradise. 

Of  such  was  our  dear  Josephine. 

Stern  Duty's  path  she  calmly  trod. 
With  thought  upon  the  things  unseen. 

The  real  things  of  Heaven  and  God, 
When  hark!  —  It  is  her  Lord  who  speaks. 

And  swift  the  Angel  reaper  flies  — 
—  "  Gather  her  in,  sweet  Azrael, 

Lo,  she  is  ripe  for  Paradise." 

Zitella  Cocke. 

IV.  Joan  Inman,  b.  23  June  1861  Calcutta®;  d.  7  Jan.  1881  Cannes, 

France,  unmarried®;  bur.  Southampton,  Co.  Hants,  England. 
V.  Son,  d.  at  birth  at  Calcutta®. 

148.  VI.  John  William,  b.  9  Sept.  1867  Calcutta®. 

136.  ANNA  CECELIA  DE  NEUFVILLE  LINZEE,  dau.  of 
Ralph  Inman  Linzee  (125)  and  1st  wife  Anna  Cecelia  de  Neufville; 
b.  —  Jan.  1811,  Boston,  Mass.®;  m.  Thomas  Laurence  Evans,  1 
June  1832,  Trinity  Church,  New  Haven*,  Conn. 

(For  the  descendants  of  Anna  Cecelia  de  Neufville  Linzee  and 
Thomas  Laurence  Evans,  see  Chapter  XIV) , 

137.  EDWARD  GORDON  LINZEE,  son  of  Robert  George  Linzee 
(128)  and  Maria  Frederica  Gordon;  b.  2  Oct.  1853,  Jermyns,  Rom- 
sey,  Hants,  England®;  m.  Emily  Laura  Cohnore,  9  July  1890,  St. 
Mary  le  Bow,  London,  England®;  dau.  of  the  late  Rev.  Samuel 
Vere  Dashwood  of  Stanford  Park,  Nottingham,  by  his  2d  wife  Edith 
Elizabeth  dau.  of  Col.  Hawkshaw  of  Clifton,  near  Bristol®;  b.  18 
July  1861  Stanford  HaU®. 


THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  655 

Emily  Laura  Dashwood  m.  1st  George  Henry  Colmore 1881. 

(Oxford  University  Alumni).  Edward  Gordon  Linzee,  first  son 
of  Robert  George  Linzee,  Gent.,  Hon  Coll.  Matric,  7  Dec.  1872, 
aged  19.     Eton  School  lists. 

Residence,  —  Brambridge  Lodge,  Bishopstoke,  Hants. 

138.  ALEXANDER  GROSVENOR  LINZEE,  son  of  Robert 
George  Linzee  (128)  and  Maria  Frederica  Gordon;  b.  5  Oct.  1855, 
Jermyns,  Romsey,  Hants,  England®;  m.  Ethel  Oakley  Galpin,  5 
Apr.  1899,  London,  England®;  dau.  of  Thomas  Dixon  Galpin  by 
his  wife  Emma  Amelia  Pare®;  b.  22  Sept.  1867,  Datchet  Lodge, 
Windsor,  Midd.®. 

Alexander  Grosvenor  Linzee  was  educated  at  Eton  College,  and 
studied  for  the  Home  Civil  Service,  but  accepted  a  clerkship  in  an 
insurance  office.  Afterwards  he  went  into  a  partnership  of  a  brewery, 
from  which  he  later  retired.  Since  then  he  has  travelled  extensively 
in  all  parts  of  the  world.  He  is  a  unionist  and  tariff  reformer;  he 
is  fond  of  all  sports,  being  a  keen  golfer  and  tennis  player;  and  is  a 
member  of  "  The  Thatched  House  Club  ",  St.  James  Street,  London. 
His  son  Robert  Gordon  Hood  Linzee  is  a  cadet  in  the  Royal  Naval 
College  at  Osborne,  Isle  of  Wight. 

Residence,  —  Little  Stodham,  Liss,  Hants. 


Children  of   Alexander  Grosvenor  Linzee  (138)  and  Ethel 

Oakley  Galpin. 

I.  Robert  Gordon  Hood,  b.  26  Jan.  1900,  Clare  Priory,  Suffolk®. 
II.  Frances  Ethel,  b.  13  Mar.  1901,  Red  House,  Sidmouth,  Devon®. 

Family  records  of  Alexander  Grosvenor  Linzee  (138)  were  contributed 
by  himself. 

139.  HENRY  ROBERT  LINZEE,  son  of  Robert  George  Linzee 
(128)  and  Maria  Frederica  Gordon;  b.  18  May  1858,  Jermyns, 
Romsey,  Hants,  England®;  m.  Ellen  Louisa  Coulthard,  25  Oct. 
1888,  Plymstock,  Plymouth,  Devon,  by  the  Venerable  Archdeacon 
Wilkinson,  D.D.,  and  Rev.  A.  St.  Quentin  Sproule  vicar  of  the 
parish,  at  St.  Mary's  and  All  Saints'®;  4th  dau.  of  Rev.  Thomas 
Coulthard,  formerly  vicar  of  Plymstock  and  his  wife  Elizabeth 
Hatchard®;  b.  11  Oct.  1860,  Plymstock®. 

Residence,  —  Highway,  Alton,  Hants. 

Child    of    Henry    Robert    Linzee    (139)   and   Ellen   Louisa 

Coulthard. 

I.  Dorothy  Phillis,  b.  17  Apr.  1894,  Highway,  Alton,  Hants®. 


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140.  CHARLES  ARTHUR  LINZEE,  son  of  Robert  George 
Linzee  (128)  and  Maria  Frederica  Gordon;  b.  15  Aug.  1861,  Jer- 
myns,  Romsey,  Hants,  England®;  m.  Emily  Caroline  Richards, 
25  July  1889,  Winchester  Cathedral,  Hants®;  dau.  of  Rev.  Henry 
Manning  Richards,  rector  of  St.  Lawrence,  Winchester,  by  his  wife 

Charlotte  dau.  of   Rev.  C H Redding;    b.  1    Nov.  1859, 

Wolversden,  Andover,  Hants®. 

(Oxford  University  Alumni)  Charles  Arthur  Linzee,  youngest 
son  of  Robert  George  Linzee  of  Jermyns  near  Romsey,  Hants.  Arm. 
Christ  Church,  matri.  15  Oct.  1880,  aged  18. 

Residence,  —  Bramdean  Lodge,  Abresford,  Hants. 

Children  of  Charles  Arthur  Linzee  (140)  and  Emily 
Caroline  Richards. 

I.  Beatrice  Hood,  b.  13  Aug.  1891,  Bishops  Sutton,  Hants®. 
II.  Marjory,  b.  9  Mar.  1894,  Bishops  Sutton®,  d.  19  Nov.  1907, 
Southbourne,  Hants®. 

141.  MABEL  KATHERINE  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Robert  George 
Linzee  (128)  and  Maria  Frederica  Gordon;  b.  27  May  1868,  Jermyns, 
Romsey,  Hants,  England®;  m.  Rev.  Arthur  George  Musgrave,  3 
Sept.  1896,  Romsey  Abbey,  Hants®;  son  of  Francis  and  Sophia 
(Gummon)  Musgrave®;  b.  22  Feb.  1869,  Mold,  Flintshire,  North 
Wales®. 

Child  of  Mabel  Katherine  Linzee  (141)  and  Rev.  Arthur 

George  Musgrave. 

I.  Madeleine  Linzee  Gordon,  b.  6  Nov.  1897, ®. 


142.  GERTRUDE  SUSAN  HOOD  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Robert 
George  Linzee  (128)  and  Maria  Frederica  Gordon;  b.  22  Jan.  1871, 
Jermyns,  Romsey,  Hants,  England®;  m.  George  Kendall  Channer, 
Lieutenant  3d  Goorkas,  4  Sept.  1900,  Horsford  Church,  Norfolk, 
by  Rev.  A.  G.  Musgrave®;  eldest  son  of  General  George  Nicholas 
Channer,  C.B.,  V.C,  of  Mulbarton  Lodge,  Norwich,  Norfolk,  and 
Annie  Isabella  Watson®;   b.  5  Oct.  1873,  Dharamsala,  India®. 

Children  of  Gertrude  Susan  Hood  Linzee  (142)  and  George 

Kendall  Channer. 

I.  Vivian  Kendall  Hood,  b.  20  Aug.  1901,  Almora,  India®. 
II.  GwYNNETH  Ursula  Linzee,  b.  6  Feb.  1907,  Almora®. 

143.  HESTER  EMILY  LINZEE,  dau.  of  John  Linzee  (130) 
and  2nd  wife  Hester  Baker;  b.  6  Aug.  1864,  Paddington,  London, 
England®;    m.  John  Moylan,  6  Aug.   1889,  Portsmouth,  Hants®; 


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son  of  William  and  Mary  (Hanrahan)  Moylan  of  Limerick  and  Cork, 
Ireland®;  b.  29  Feb.  1864,  Mortlake,  Surrey©;  d.  26  Feb.  1913, 
Kirkby  Stephen,  Yorkshire®. 

Children  of  Hester  Emily  Linzee  (143)  and  John  Moylan. 

I.  Flora,  b.  8  May  1890,  Chiswick,  London,  England®. 

II.  Kitty,  b.  21  Jan.  1892,  Hammersmith,  London®. 

III,  Ethel,  b.  17  Jan.  1894,  Hammersmith®. 

IV.  William,  b.  17  May  1895,  Hammersmith®. 
V.  Clara,  b.  30  Aug.  1896,  Hammersmith®. 

VI.  MoLLiE,  b.  26  Nov.  1897,  Hackney,  London®, 
vn.  Maggie,  b.  12  Apr.  1899,  Hackney®. 
VHi.  Nellie,  b.  11  May  1900,  Hackney®. 

IX.  Stephen,  b.  26  Dec.  1901,  Hackney®.  . 

X.  John,  b.  4  Apr.  1903,  Hackney®. 

XI.  Joseph,  b.  21  Jan.  1908,  Walthamstow®. 

144.  CLARA  INMAN  LINZEE,  dau.  of  John  Linzee  (130)  and 
2nd  wife  Hester  Baker;  b.  29  Jan.  1868,  Barnes,  Surrey,  England®; 
m.  Herbert  Edward  Hickox,  23  Oct.  1887,  Marylebone,  London®; 
son  of  George  Albert  and  Ann  (Barnett)  Hickox  of  Richmond  and 
Kingston,  Surrey®;  b.  3  May  1866,  Richmond,  Surrey®. 

Children  of  Clara  Inman  Linzee  (144)  and  Herbert  Edward 

Hickox. 

I.  Ethel    Inman,    b. 1888,    London®;     d.    26    Sept.    1888, 

London®. 
II.  Herbert  Linzee,  b.  12  July  1889,  London®;    m.  Edith  Maud 
Evans,  11  Sept.  1913,  at  St.  Stephens,  Clapham  Park,  London®. 

III.  Constance  Inman,  b.  24  Sept.  1892,  Croyden,  Surrey®. 

IV.  Alfred  George,  b.  12  Sept.  1895,  Croyden®;   d.  26  Dec.  1897, 

London®. 
V.  Edward  Philip,  b.  17  May  1902,  Great  Yarmouth,  Norfolk®. 
VI.  Amy  Winifred,  b.  22  Dec.  1905,  Wimbledon®. 
VII.  Evelyn  Frances,  b.  23  Sept.  1908,  Wimbledon®. 
VIII.  William  Frederick,  b.  16  Dec.  1912,  Wimbledon®. 

145.  JOHN  TORREY  LINZEE,  son  of  Thomas  C.  Amory  Lin- 
zee (134)  and  Sarah  Parker  Torrey;  b,  6  Aug.  1856,  Nahant,  Mass., 
by  Boston*;  bapt.  19  May  1857,  by  Rev.  Dr.  Lothrop  at  No.  7 
Franklin  Place,  the  day  of  his  grandfather's  and  grandmother's 
Golden  Wedding  (70  to  80  present)®;  m.  Anita  Homer  Manson, 
28  Apr.  1891,  Boston*,  by  Rev.  Phillips  Brooks  at  Trinity  Church; 
dau.  of  Charles  Frederick  and  Elizabeth  Tenney  (Cutter)  Manson 
of  Cambridge,  Mass.®;   b.  4  July  1866,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.®. 

John  Torrey  Linzee  was  educated  at  St.  Paul's  School,  Concord, 
New  Hampshire,  and  then  graduated  from  Harvard  University  with 


658  THE   LINZEE   FAMILY. 

the  class  of  1877.  After  a  year  and  a  half  spent  in  European  travel, 
he  returned  home  and  entered  as  clerk  the  stock  brokerage  firm  of 
E.  Rollins  Morse  and  Brother  on  the  1  Feb.  1879,  where  he  was 
elected  a  partner  in  May  1891.  He  continued  in  the  banking  and 
brokerage  business  until  January  1901,  when  he  retired  from  that 
firm  on  account  of  ill  health.  Later  he  had  charge  of  the  branch 
office  of  Hayden,  Stone  and  Co.  at  Bar  Harbor,  Maine,  for  several 
summers.  After  his  marriage,  he  lived  on  an  attractive  estate  in 
Milton  until  1905,  when  he  purchased  a  house  on  Marlboro  Street, 
Boston,  where  he  now  resides.  He  is  a  member  of  the  Somerset 
Club. 

Residence,  —  18  Marlboro  St.,  Boston,  Mass. 

FamOy  records  of  John  Torrey  Linzee  (145)  were  contributed  by 
himself. 

146.  MARIAN  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Thomas  C.  Amory  Linzee  (134) 
and  Sarah  Parker  Torrey;  b.  11  May  1862,  Boston,  Mass.®;  m. 
Christopher  Minot  Weld,  24  Apr.  1889,  Boston*,  at  her  home  20 
Marlboro  St.,  by  Rev.  Francis  G.  Peabody;  son  of  Francis  Minot 
and  Elizabeth  (Rodman)  Weld®;  b.  2  Oct.  1858,  Jamaica  Plain, 
West  Roxbury,  Boston®. 

Christopher  Minot  Weld  was  educated  for  coUege  at  Hopkinson's 
School  in  Boston.  After  graduating  from  Harvard  with  the  class 
of  1880,  he  visited  Europe  and  the  far  East,  and  upon  his  return  home 
entered  the  cotton  manufacturing  business  with  his  father.  Later 
he  became  for  a  number  of  years  the  president  of  the  Washington 
National  Bank,  and  then  that  of  the  Suffolk  National  Bank,  both 
of  Boston.  He  was  also  for  a  year  the  president  of  the  John  P. 
Squire  Packing  Co.  He  has  served  now  for  many  years  as  president 
of  the  New  England  Cotton  Yarn  Co.,  with  offices  in  Boston.  In 
Sept.  1911,  he  added  to  his  business  activities  by  entering  the  firm 
of  Amory,  Browne  &  Co.,  dry  goods  commission  merchants.  He  is 
a  prominent  member  of  various  social  clubs  in  Boston  and  its  vicinity. 

Children   of   Marian   Linzee  (146)  and    Christopher   Minot 

Weld. 

I.  Marian  Linzee,  b.  17  May  1890,  Milton,  Mass.®;  m.  Dr.  George 
Richards  Minot,  29  June  1915,  First  Parish  Church,  Milton*; 
son  of  Dr.  James  Jackson  and  Elizabeth  (Whitney)  Minot®; 
b.  2  Dec.  1885,  Boston*,  H.C.  1908;  H.M.S.  1912. 
II.  Elizabeth  Rodman,  b.  26  July  1892,  Milton*, 
m.  Margaret,  b.  26  July  1893,  Milton®. 
IV.  Francis  Minot,  b.  5  July  1895,  Milton®. 
v.  John  Linzee,  b.  10  Nov.  1896,  Milton*. 

147.  LEWIS  LINZEE,  son  of  John  William  Linzee  (135)  and  2d 
wife  Anne  Brigette  Mahe;    b.  24  Apr.  1857,  Calcutta,  India®;   m. 


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Mary  Annette  Braund,  19  Oct.  1882,  at  St.  James  Church,  South- 
ampton, Hants,  England®;  dau.  of  John  and  Mary  Anne  (Rich) 
Braund  of  Exeter,  Devon®;  b.  22  Sept.  1857,  Exeter®. 

Their  children  were  all  born  in  the  district  of  Ports  wood,  South- 
ampton. Their  present  residence  is  Tweedside,  Hampton  Wick, 
Midd.,  England,  where  Lewis  Linzee  was  chairman  of  the  finance 
committee  of  the  Urban  District  Council  from  1909-1913,  when  he 
resigned.  He  has  travelled  considerably  over  the  world,  particu- 
larly in  the  United  States. 

Children  of  Lewis  Linzee  (147)  and  Mary  Annette  Braund. 

149.  I.  Margaret  Buou  Linzee,  b.  22  Dec.  1883,  Southanapton,  Hants®. 
II.  John  De  Lacy  Lewis,  b.  17  Oct.  1885,  Southampton®;  d.  3  Sept. 

1887,  Southampton®. 

III.  John  Templeman  Coohdge,  b.  5  Sept.  1887,  Southampton®;  d.  22 

Sept.  1887,  Southampton®. 

IV.  John  Inman,  b.   14  Dec.   1888,  Southampton®.    In  the  Royal 

Flying  Corps. 
V.  Neville  Hood,  b.  19  Dec.  1890,  Southampton®.  L.R.C.P.  & 
M.R.C.S.  Lieut.  R.A.M.C.  1915.  Appointed  in  1916,  medical 
officer  to  the  21st  King's  Royal  Rifles,  at  Aldershot.  Now  with 
the  2d  Durham  Light  Infantry  on  the  battle  line  in  France. 
Was  also  in  the  Balkan  War.    Now  a  Captain. 

150.  VI.  Edith  Elizabeth  Mary,  b.  30  Mar.  1893,  Southampton®. 

148.  JOHN  WILLIAM  LINZEE,  son  of  John  Wilham  Linzee 
(135)  and  2d  wife  Anne  Brigette  Mahe;  b.  9  Sept.  1867,  Calcutta, 
India®;  bapt.  1  Oct.  1869,  Cathohc  Church,  Our  Lady,  Star  of  the 
Sea,  Greenwich,  England  (Par.  Reg.);  m.  Nannie  Belle  Dwelley, 
3  May  1893,  Boston*,  Mass.,  by  the  Rev.  Minot  J.  Savage;  dau.  of 
Gustavus  Adolphus  and  Mary  Elizabeth  Bond  (Phelps)  Dwelley®; 
b.  8  June  1870,  Carlisle,  Illinois®. 

It  is  with  diffidence  that  I  write  a  sketch  of  my  life,  but  there  is 
no  one  left  to  do  me  this  service.  The  indolence  of  India,  the  land 
of  my  birth,  is  responsible  for  my  chief  trait,  so  that  if  I  have  ac- 
complished anything,  it  is  due  to  Boston  and  the  education  gained 
within  her  hallowed  halls  of  learning  that  I  am  able  to  record  a  life 
not  devoid  of  service  to  others  indirectly. 

My  first  school  training  began  at  Southampton,  England,  in  1877, 
and  lasted  until  1884,  but  it  was  lamentably  interrupted,  owing  to 
the  sad  illness  of  my  youngest  sister,  by  constant  trips  of  the  family 
to  France  for  the  benefit  of  her  health  until  her  death  at  Cannes  in 
188L  In  1883,  I  succeeded  in  passing  the  local  examinations  of  the 
University  of  Cambridge,  and  then  in  1884  sailed  for  Boston,  where 
the  diploma  from  that  English  college  admitted  me  to  the  Massa- 
chusetts Institute  of  Technology  without  any  other  requirement, 
and  I  have  to  thank  Mr.  Elliot  Sturgis,  of  the  class  of  1884,  for  suc- 
cessfully gaining  for  me  that  privilege. 


660  THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 

I  graduated  from  Tech  in  May  1889,  in  the  Department  of  Civil 
Engineering,  with  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Science,  my  sheepskin 
being  signed  by  that  much-esteemed  president.  General  Francis  A. 
Walker.  Tech's  gifts  to  her  students  are  a  power  in  usefulness;  they 
should  be  considered  a  necessity  by  all  educational  standards,  and 
not  a  luxury. 

Wishing  to  acquire  a  httle  of  Harvard's  spirit,  I  joined  that  Uni- 
versity in  the  autumn  of  1889,  and  graduated  in  June  of  1890  with 
the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Arts,  signed  by  Charles  W.  Eliot,  president. 
The  education  at  Harvard,  however  useful  to  the  generality  of  stu- 
dents, was  to  me  a  pleasure  and  a  luxury.  I  am  a  charter  life  mem- 
ber of  the  Harvard  Engineering  Society, 

Before  leaving  the  Institute,  I  assisted  in  the  development  of  a 
public  improvement,  known  as  the  Beacon  Street  extension,  from 
Boston  to  the  Reservoir  in  beautiful  Brookhne,  under  Messrs.  As- 
pinwall  and  Lincoln,  civil  engineers.  After  graduation  from  Har- 
vard, I  spent  the  year  1890-91  with  Mr.  John  R.  Freeman  in  fire 
insurance,  making  plans  and  inspections  of  mill  plants  in  our  At- 
lantic States.  I  then  studied  law  at  Boston  University,  with  the 
intention  of  becoming  a  lawyer  with  technical  abihty,  but  my  eye- 
sight began  to  fail,  owing  to  improper  glasses,  and  I  was  obliged  to 
earn  a  living  as  best  I  could  until  1896,  when  I  tried  bridge  design 
on  the  Boston  and  Maine  Railroad,  under  Mr.  J.  P.  Snow,  bridge 
engineer.  Again  my  eyes  would  not  stand  the  strain  of  close  indoor 
emplojTTient,  and  after  six  months  of  trial,  I  resigned  for  an  outdoor 
position  as  assistant  engineer  and  inspector  on  the  first  Boston 
Tremont  Street  Subway,  under  Mr.  Howard  A.  Carson,  chief  en- 
gineer, when  the  Park  Street,  Haymarket  Square  and  Scollay  Square 
stations  enabled  me  to  pass  two  years  of  my  Hfe.  It  was  not  until 
1898,  that  the  trouble  with  my  eyes  was  fully  diagnosed  by  Dr. 
Walter  B.  Lancaster,  but  in  the  interval  the  focusing  muscles  had 
become  strained.  After  1900  all  trouble  passed  away,  for  which  I 
am  extremely  thankful. 

In  1898,  I  laid  out  the  general  scheme  of  the  Dudley  Street  and 
Sullivan  Square  terminals  of  the  Boston  Elevated  Railway,  under 
Mr.  George  A.  Kimball,  chief  engineer,  and  then  became  chief 
draftsman  and  assistant  engineer  under  Mr.  John  C.  Ostrup,  the 
designing  engineer,  for  a  period  of  four  years,  supervising  the  office 
plans  in  the  department  of  steel  design,  and  in  charge  of  all  details 
of  structures  and  the  shop  drawings. 

Among  the  other  structures  I  was  engaged  on,  may  be  mentioned 
the  Northampton  Street,  Dover  Street,  South  and  City  Square 
stations,  the  Lincoln  Wharf  and  Charlestown  power  plants,  and 
considerable  of  the  structure  between  stations.  In  1902,  I  tempo- 
rarily succeeded  Mr.  Ostrup  as  designing  engineer,  until  construction 
ceased. 

After  1902,  I  made  plans,  which  were  later  constructed,  for  an 


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electric  railway  from  Lowell  to  Ayer,  Mass.,  and  plans  for  water 
power  development  on  the  Androscoggin  River  in  the  state  of  Maine, 
for  Messrs.  Farnum  and  Murray,  then  of  Boston. 

In  1906,  I  resumed  design  work  with  the  Boston  Elevated  under 
Mr.  Robert  B.  Davis,  and  had  responsible  charge  of  the  difficult 
and  extensive  improvements  at  City  Square,  Dover  Street  and  Sul- 
livan Square  stations. 

As  a  recreation,  I  am  especially  interested  in  historic-genealogic 
research,  and  have  published  a  six  hundred  page  volume,  with  many 
portraits,  of  old  Boston  families,  in  my  History  of  Peter  Parker  and 
Sarah  Ruggles  of  Roxbury,  Mass.,  Their  Ancestors  and  Descendants, 
and  this  History  of  the  Linzee  Family.  I  have  also  nearly  completed 
the  History  of  Christopher  Tilden  and  Sarah  Parrott  of  Boston,  Mass., 
Their  Ancestors  and  Descendants,  which  is  a  twin  book  to  my 
Parker-Ruggles  History;  the  Genealogy  of  my  mother's  ancestors, 
the  Mah6  Family  of  France;  The  Descendants  of  William  Speak- 
man  of  Boston;  and  a  Genealogy  of  the  Tildens  of  America, 

I  am  at  present  the  treasurer  and  assistant  secretary  of  the  Lind- 
say Family  Association  of  America,  Incorporated. 

Residence,  —  848  Beacon  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 

Child  of  John  William  Linzee  (148)  and  Nannie  Belle 

DWELLEY. 

I.  Dorothy  Evelyn,  b.  23  Feb.  1900,  Boston*,  Mass. 

149.  MARGARET  BIJOU  LINZEE  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Lewis 
Linzee  (147)  and  Mary  Annette  Braund;  b.  22  Dec.  1883,  South- 
ampton, Hants,  England®;  m.  Sedgwick  Masters,  7  Aug.  1907, 
Hampton  Wick,  Midd.,  England,  by  Rev.  W.  W.  Archer®;  son 
of  Henry  and  Mary  (Dover)  Masters®;  b.  14  Sept.  1881,  South- 
ampton®. 

Children  of  Margaret  Bijou  Linzee  Linzee  (149)  and 

Sedgwick  Masters. 

I.  Josephine  Mary,  b.  23  July  1908,  Hampton  Wick®. 

II.  Marian  Joan  Linzee,  b.  19  Sept.  1910,  Fareham,  Hants®. 

III.  Linzee  Hamilton,  b.  14  Jan.  1913,  Fareham®. 

IV.  Gwendoline  Bijou  Linzee,  b.  30  June  1914,  Fareham®. 
v.  Girl,  b.  9  May  1917  Fareham®. 

150.  EDITH  ELIZABETH  MARY  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Lewis 
Linzee  (147)  and  Mary  Annette  Braund;  b.  30  Mar.  1893,  South- 
ampton, Hants,  England®;  m.  Wilfred  Richard  Matthews,  14  Oct. 
1916,  St.  John's  Church,  Hampton  Wick,  Midd.,  England,  by  Rev. 
Algernon  Lewis  Jukes®;  son  of  Harry  Matthews  and  1st  wife  Flora 
Webster,  both  of  London®;  b.  21  Oct.  1891,  Hampton  Wick®. 


SECTION   V. 
COATS  OF  ARMS  OF  THE  LINZEE  FAMILY. 

EDWARD  LINZEE  (107),  Mayor  of  Portsmouth,  Hants,  Eng- 
land. 

Recorded  at  the  College  of  Arms,  London,  and  granted  to  the 
descendants  of  Edward  Linzee  and  his  daughter  Baroness  Susannah 
(Linzee)  Hood,  the  14  July  1796.  See  pedigree  and  arms  by  Samuel 
1st  Viscount  Hood  given  under  Thomas  Linzee  (103). 

Arms:  —  Gules  a  fess  cheque,  argent  and  azure  cotised  erminois. 


ADMIRAL    ROBERT    LINZEE 

(117),  son  of  Edward  Linzee  (107) 
above.  Seal  on  his  will;  contributed 
by  Mr.  Henry  Robert  Linzee  (139). 

Arms:  —  Gules,  a  fesse-chequee, 
argent  and  azure. 

Crest:  —  An  ostrich  with  a  key  in 
its  bill. 


This  portion  indistinct^v 


CAPTAIN  JOHN  LINZEE  (118),  grandson  of  John  Linzee  (105) 
of  Portsmouth  who  was  brother  of  Edward  Linzee  (107).     He  was 

the  founder  of  the  American  branch 
of  Linzees.  No  coat  of  arms  on  any 
of  his  letters,  but  on  two  letters  of 
his  wife  Susannah  (Inman)  Linzee, 
dated  28  Mar.  and  28  Apr.  1773, 
Plymouth  Dock,  England,  addressed 
to  her  mother  at  Cambridge,  Mass., 
the  design  shown  in  the  margin  was 
pieced  together  from  the  seals  which 
were  damaged.  These  seals  could 
have  belonged  to  some  member  of 
the  company  of  her  husband's  ship. 

Arms :  —  What  was  in  chief  could 
not  be  made  out.  A  lion  rampant  in 
base,  with  something  which  could 
not  be  determined  in  front  and  be- 
hind the  lion. 

Crest:  —  A  griffin's  head,  beaked. 

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&  covered  with  dots. 


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663 


ADMIRAL  SAMUEL  HOOD  LINZEE  (120),  eldest  son  of  Cap- 
tain John  Linzee  (118)  above. 

J.  Brooking  Rowe,  on  p.  72  of  his  collection  of  the  monuments  at 

St.  Andrew's  Church,  PljTiiouth, 
Devon,  England,  records  Admiral 
Linzee's  monument  as  follows: 

Arms :  —  Gules,  a  f ess  chequy ,  or 
or  argent,  and  sable,  in  chief  three 
mullets.  But  according  to  the  vicar, 
the  Rev.  Arthur  Peronne,  the  arms 
are:  Gules,  a  fess  chequy  or  and 
argent,  in  chief  three  mullets  argent. 
It  is  clear  that  the  arms  of  Admiral 
Samuel  Hood  Linzee  are  of  Scottish 
origin,  and  should  read:  Gules,  a 
fesse  chequee,  argent  and  azure,  three 
stars  in  chief. 
Crest:  —  None  mentioned  by  Rowe,  but  the  Rev.  Arthur  Peronne 
called  it  from  its  abundant  tail,  a  cock;  the  head  and  legs  are  effaced. 
From  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee's  letters,  and  silverware  in  the 
possession  of  his  descendants,  the  crest  is  an  ostrich  with  a  key  in 
its  bill.  The  wax  on  his  letters  below  the  crest  was  broken  and 
destroyed  by  the  act  of  opening  the  letters. 


[See  arms  of  John  Inman 
Linzee  which  follows.] 


HANNAH  ROWE  LINZEE 
(121)  AMORY,  eldest  daughter  of 
Captain  John  Linzee  (118)  above. 

On  a  large  silver  drinking  cup,  now 
in  the  possession  of  the  writer,  which 
was  a  wedding  present  from  her  to 
her  niece  Elizabeth  Tilden  Linzee 
(133)  when  she  married  Simon  Elliot 
Greene  in  1836,  is  the  following: 

Arms :  —  Gules,  a  f esse-chequee, 
argent  and  azure,  between  three 
stars  in  chief,  and  a  hunting-horn  in 
base,  argent. 

Crest :  —  An  ostrich  with  a  key  in 
its  bill. 

Motto :  —  Live  but  (without) 
dread. 

The  year  1836  above  shows  that 
the  arms,  crest  and  motto  were  not 
copied  from  Lord  Lindsay's  "  Lives 
of  the  Lindsays,"  which  was  first 
edited  in  1849. 


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COATS   OF   ARiMS   OF   THE   LINZEE    FAMILY. 


JOHN  INMAN  LINZEE  (123), 
second  son  of  Captain  John  Linzee 
(118)  above. 

He  gave  a  steel  plate  seal  to  his 
son  John  WiUiam  Linzee  (135),  and 
said  it  was  the  complete  arms  of  his 
family  in  England.  It  agrees  ex- 
actly with  the  arms  mentioned  under 
Hannah  Rowe  Linzee  (121)  Amory. 

Arms:  —  Gules,  a  fesse-chequ^e, 
argent  and  azure,  between  three  stars 
in  chief,  and  a  hunting-horn  in  base, 
argent. 

Crest :  —  An  ostrich  with  a  key  in 
its  bill. 

Motto :  —  Live  but  (without) 
dread. 


EDWARD  HOOD  L  I  N  ZEE 
(127),  grandson  of  Admiral  Robert 
Linzee  (117)  above,  and  eldest  son 
of  the  Rev.  Edward  Linzee  (119). 

Arms:  —  Gules,  a  fesse-chequ^e, 
argent  and  azure. 

Crest :  —  An  ostrich  with  a  key  in 
its  bill. 

Motto :  —  Numen-Lumen. 


St.  Andrew's  Vicarage,  Plymouth. 
Dec.  10,  1914. 
Dear  Sir:  — 

A  further  inquiry  is  still  being  made  into  the  subject  of  your  last 
letter.  But  meanwhile  in  the  course  of  an  investigation  we  have 
been  making  of  all  the  tombstones  and  monuments  of  the  Church, 
we  have  found  out  that  the  monument  to  Admiral  Linzee  of  which 
I  sent  you  a  sketch  is  not  after  all  without  the  coat  of  arms.    The 


COATS   OF  ARMS   OF   THE   LINZEE    FAMILY.  665 

white  shield,  which  looks  perfectly  blank  from  the  floor,  proves  on 
closer  investigation  to  be  chiselled  (it  is  some  12  feet  from  the  ground), 
and  I  enclose  a  rubbing,  and  a  description  of  the  arms  as  given  me 
by  a  friend. 

Yours  faithfully 

Arthur  Peronne. 

Arms:  —  Gules,  a  fess  chequy  or  and  argent,  in  chief  three  mullets 
argent. 

The  only  difference  between  the  above  and  Rowe's  description  is 
that  he  makes  the  fess  or,  or  argent,  and  sable.  The  squares  are 
alternate  quite  plain  i.e.  argent  and  studded  with  little  squares,  which 
I  take  to  be  or. 

Just  above  the  shield  is  a  bird  of  some  sort,  now  headless  and 
legless,  but  from  its  abundant  tail,  I  shd  judge  it  to  be  a  cock.  Per- 
haps that  is  the  family  crest. 

A.  P. 

The  arms  granted  to  the  descendants  of  Edward  Linzee  (107) 
were  limited  to  his  branch,  and  do  not  descend  to  the  issue  of  his 
brother  John  Linzee  (105)  the  grandfather  of  Captain  John  Linzee 
(118).  It  is  the  same  as  the  general  arms  that  all  Lindsays  are 
entitled  to  bear  who  are  descendants  of  Sir  William  de  Lindeseie 
(13)  of  Scotland,  mentioned  in  Chapter  IIL,  Section  III.  The 
crest  of  Admiral  Robert  Linzee  (117)  was  not  included  in  the  grant 
to  his  father's  issue  in  1796;  therefore  the  Admiral  must  have  had 
family  tradition  or  even  precedent  to  warrant  him  to  emblazon  the 
ostrich  with  a  key  in  its  bill.  It  is  certain  that  he  did  not  borrow 
his  crest  from  the  descendants  of  Captain  John  Linzee  (118). 

It  is  also  safe  to  say  that  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  (120), 
eldest  son  of  Captain  John  Linzee,  did  not  copy  his  coat  of  arms 
from  Admiral  Robert  Linzee,  as  he  used  three  stars  in  chief  in  the 
shield,  which  are  not  in  the  arms  of  Admiral  Robert  Linzee.  These 
stars  indicate  descent  from  either  the  Lindsays  of  Dunrod  or  the 
Lindsays  of  the  Byres  of  Scotland.  But  the  particular  branch  of 
the  Byres  is  not  indicated  until  the  arms  of  John  Inman  Linzee  (123) 
of  Boston,  Mass.,  a  younger  brother  of  Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee, 
is  consulted,  where  the  branch  of  Kirkforthar  is  emphasized  by  the 
presence  of  the  hunting-horn  in  base  and  the  motto  "  Live  but 
(without)  dread  ". 

The  records  of  the  Lindsays  of  Scotland  show  that  the  Kirkforthar 
branch  became  extinct  early  in  the  nineteenth  century,  as  the  title 
of  Earl  of  Lindsay  passed  from  it  to  another  line,  and  this  could 
not  have  occurred  without  complete  investigation  (Lives  of  the 
Lindsays,  II:  293-4).  Therefore  the  genuineness  of  the  arms  of 
John  Inman   Linzee  is  open  to  question  notwithstanding  the  cor- 


666  COATS   OF   ARMS   OF   THE   LINZEE   FAMILY, 

roboration  of  them  by  his  elder  sister  Hannah  Rowe  Linzee  (121) 
Amory  in  1836. 

Admiral  Samuel  Hood  Linzee  and  his  sister  Hannah  Rowe  Linzee 
lived  with  and  were  old  enough  to  remember  any  arms,  if  he  had  any, 
of  their  grandfather  John  Linzee  (109)  of  Plymouth,  Devon,  England, 
who  died  in  1787.  The  only  difference  between  them  is  the  hunting- 
horn  in  base,  which  could  have  been  omitted  by  mistake  from  the 
Admiral's  monument,  or  effaced  by  time. 

John  Inman  Linzee,  whose  testimony  cannot  be  ignored,  distinctly 
told  his  son  John  William  Linzee  (135)  that  the  arms  he  bore  and 
presented  to  his  son  were  those  of  Captain  John  Linzee's  family  in 
England  which  was  of  Scottish  origin.  It  is  certain  that  Admiral 
Samuel  first  Viscount  Hood  would  never  have  claimed  his  wife  to 
be  of  Scottish  descent  and  accepted  the  general  Scottish  arms, 
unless  he  knew  that  she  had  a  claim  to  them.  But  the  precise  coat 
of  arms  of  the  common  ancestor  Thomas  Linzee  (101)  of  Portsea, 
if  Scottish,  is  open  to  different  interpretations,  as  his  descendants 
have  not  all  the  same  emblazonry. 

The  Lindsays  of  Kirkforthar,  Eaglescairnie,  and  Pyetstone  in 
Scotland  are  by  the  arms  possible  ancestors  of  the  Linzees;  but  they 
are  all  extinct  except  Pyetstone  which  exists  in  a  younger  branch, 
the  Lindsays  of  Wormestone  (Lives  of  the  Lindsays,  I:  190,  435, 
444-46;  II:  295-96). 

The  Lindsays  of  Loughry  and  also  of  Lochhill  are  also  possible 
ancestors  of  the  Linzees.  In  the  past,  the  writer  felt  that  his  family 
possibly  came  into  England  with  James  VI.  of  Scotland  and  I.  of 
England,  which  was  the  case  with  the  Lindsays  of  Lochhill,  but  this 
cannot  be  correct  if  the  Linsyes  of  Wimborne  Minster,  Dorset, 
are  the  true  line  of  ancestry,  as  they  were  seated  there  about  1511 
or  earlier.  Of  course  the  Une  of  Wimborne  Minster  may  be  of  Scot- 
tish origin,  perhaps  allied  to  the  family  of  the  Rev.  John  Lindsay 
the  minister  of  Blandford,  Dorset.  (Lives  of  the  Lindsays,  I:  310, 
441;   II:  297;   and  Chapter  I.,  Section  III.,  under  Dorset). 


CHAPTER  VI. 

LINZEE  AND    AMORY  DIARIES    AND    BIBLE    RECORDS. 

Diary  of  Family  Records. 
By  John  Inman  Linzee. 

Marriages. 

John  Linzee  &  Susanna  Inman  were  married  September  P*:  1772. 

John  Inman  Linzee  &  EHzabeth  Tilden  were  married  on  Tuesday 
May  IQti^  1807. 

Simon  Elhot  Greene  &  Elizabeth  Tilden  Linzee  were  married  by 
the  Rev'd.  M'.  Watson  June  28*^,  1836. 

James  Sullivan  Warren  &  EHzabeth  Tilden  Linzee  Greene  were 
married  at  Trinity  Church  by  Bishop  Eastburn  Thursday  August 
27th,  1846. 

John  WUHam  Linzee  &  EUzabeth  Erving  Gray  were  married  in 
Brooklyn,  New  York,  on  Thursday  Evening  March  14th  1850,  by 
the  Rev'd.  Fred**.  Farley. 

Thomas  C.  Amory  Linzee  and  Sarah  Parker  Torrey  were  married 
by  the  Rev'd  D'.  Gannett  on  Wednesday  the  14*''  of  November  1855. 

John  W.  Linzee  &  Anne  Brigette  Haggard  (Widow)  were  married 
in  Calcutta  the  26*''  day  of  July  1856,  by  the  Vicar  General  of  that 
place.    A  Catholic. 


Records  of  the  births  of  John   and   Susannah  Linzee  and 

THEIR   children. 

John  Linzee  born  March  28*''.  1743. 
Susannah  Linzee  born  March  22''.  1754. 
Samuel  Hood  Linzee  born  at  Plymouth  December  27*''.  1773. 
Hannah  Rowe  Linzee  born  at  Boston  October  19*''.  1775. 
One  born  November  9*''.  1777. 

Susannah  Linzee  born  at  the  Island  of  Barbadoes  April  4*''.  1779. 
John  Inman  Linzee  born  at  Plymouth  March  10*''.  1781. 
Ralph  Inman  Linzee  born  at  Plymouth  May  18*''.  1785. 
Rose  Linzee  born  at  Plymouth  April  17*''.  1783. 
Sarah  Inman  Linzee  born  at  Plymouth  April  15*''.  1787. 
Mary  Inman  Linzee  born  at  Boston  June  11*''.  1789. 
George  Inman  Linzee  born  at  Boston  August  7***.  1792. 

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668  LINZEE   AND   AMORY 

Records  of  the  births  of  John  I.  and  Elizabeth  Linzee  and 

THEIR   children. 

John  Inman  Linzee  born  March  lO'^*'  1781. 

Elizabeth  Linzee  born  January  8'*'  1789. 

George  Linzee  born  at  Boston  on  Wednesday  Nov^  9*^  &  chris- 
tened by  the  ReV^.  W".  Emerson  Nov'.  27'^>  1808. 

WilHam  Tilden  Linzee  born  at  Boston  Wednesday  Dec'.  13*** 
1809  &  christen'd  by  the  Rev^.  John  S.  J.  Gardiner  on  Friday  Feb- 
ruary 2'^.  1810. 

Elizabeth  Tilden  Linzee  born  in  Roxbury  Wednesday  August 
12'*'.  1812  &  christen'd  by  the  ReV*.  J.  S.  J.  Gardiner  Novem'  same 
year. 

Susan  Inman  Linzee  born  in  Boston  Thursday  March  31"*.  & 
christened  by  the  ReV^.  Dr.  Gardiner  on  Sunday  April  24'*»  1814. 

One  born  November  9"^.  1815. 

Thomas  C.  Amory  Linzee  born  at  Boston  Thursday  October  21"*. 
1819  &  christened  by  the  ReV^.  D'.  Gardiner  May  P*.  1820. 

John  William  Linzee  born  at  Boston  Saturday  June  23''.  1821,  & 
christened  by  the  Rev''.  D'.  Gardiner  August  25 ""  same  year. 

Records  of  Deaths. 

Susannah  Linzee  died  at  Boston  October  4*''  1792,  aged  39  years. 

George  Inman  Linzee  died  at  Boston  March  21st.  1793. 

Mary  Inman  Linzee  died  at  Boston  May  18'*'.  1793. 

[Capt.]  John  Linzee  [R.  N.]  died  at  Milton  8*''  October  1798,  aged 
56  years. 

Hannah  Rowe  died  at  Boston  July  8*''.  1805. 

Anna  CeceHa  Linzee  died  at  Boston  Jan^.  27*''  1811,  aged  25  years. 

Thomas  C.  Amory  died  at  Boston  November  15'**  1812,  aged  45 
years. 

Rose  Fitch  died  at  Medford  April  P*.  1820,  aged  37  years. 

William  Tilden  Linzee  died  at  Boston  April  5'^  1820,  aged  10 
years. 

Sarah  Inman  Cunningham  died  at  Boston  May  20*''  1820,  aged 
33  years. 

Samuel  Hood  Linzee  died  at  Plymouth,  England  Sep*.  1820. 

Emily  W.  Linzee  died  at  Plymouth,  England  22''.  March  1825. 

Susanna  Tilden  died  at  Newton  July  27*''  1825,  46  ys. 

Sarah  Tilden  died  at  Boston  12*''  February  1827,  aged  66  years. 

George  Linzee  died  on  board  the  Ship  WiUiam  Gray  on  his  pas- 
sage from  Batavia  to  Rotterdam  May  18*''  1839,  aged  31  years. 

Simon  EUiot  Greene  died  at  Boston  Jan^.  30*''  1840,  aged  48  years. 

Hannah  Rowe  Amory  died  Monday  December  29*''  1845,  aged 
70  years. 

Ralph  I.  Linzee  died  of  the  Cholera  near  Brook  Haven  on  the 
Sound,  on  board  the  Schooner  Advance  from  New  York  bound  for 


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1796-1859 


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Portland  Aug*  10*^  1834,  his  body  with  several  others,  committed 
to  the  deep,  aged  49  years. 

Elizabeth  Erving  Linzee  died  at  Brooklyn,  Long  Island  on  Tues- 
day July  8*^  1851,  aged  25  years,  sermons  performed  the  following 
day  by  the  Rev'd  Fred''.  Farley  and  the  body  brought  to  Barnstable, 
Massachusetts  for  interment. 

Bryant  P.  Tilden  died  at  Brattleborough,  Vermont  Thursday 
October  9*^  1851,  aged  70,  the  body  brot  to  Boston,  services  performed 
at  M^  Gannetts'  house,  then  deposited  at  Mount  Auburn. 

Grace  Linzee  Wilcox  died  in  New  Haven  July  2^.  1853,  aged  26 
years.  Her  baby,  a  girl,  was  born  the  morning  of  same  day  and  died 
the  following  Monday. 

Joseph  Tilden  died  in  Boston  Thursday  July  28 '»^  1853,  aged  74 
years. 

Records  of  the  births  of  T.  C.  A.  and  Sarah  Parker  Linzee's 

CHILDREN,   also   OF  JoHN   W.   AND   AnNE    BrIGETTE   LiNZEE   IN 

Calcutta. 

John  Torrey  Linzee  born  in  the  Prescott  Cottage  at  Nahant  the 
6^^  day  of  August  1856,  and  christened  by  the  Rev'd  D''  Lothrop 
the  19*h  of  May  1857  at  N°.  7  Franklin  Place,  the  day  of  his  Grand- 
father &  Grandmother's  Golden  Wedding.     (70  to  80  present). 

Lewis  Linzee  son  of  John  W.  &  Anne  Brigatta  Linzee,  bom  in 
Calcutta  the  24*'*  of  April  1857,  &  christened  on  the  above  named 
day  May  19*''  1857.     (His  Grandparents  Golden  Wedding). 

John  Inman  Linzee,  son  of  John  W.  &  Anne  Brigatta  Linzee,  born 
in  Calcutta  the  9*'»  day  of  March  1858,  and  died  the  12*^  day  of  the 
following  month. 

Elizabeth  Linzee,  daughter  of  T.  C.  A.  &  Sarah  Parker  Linzee 
born  the  12*'>  day  of  April  1858  N°.  96  Boylston  Street  and  chris- 
tened by  the  ReV*.  D'  Lothrop  the  19*'^  of  May  1858  at  N".  7  Frank- 
lin Place  being  the  51  year  of  her  Grandfather  &  Grandmothers 
Wedding  day.     (About  35  present). 

Diary  of  Family  Records. 
By  Thomas  C.  Amory  Linzee. 

Births. 

Josephine  Warren  Linzee  daughter  of  J.  W.  L.  &  Brigette  L.  born 
in  Calcutta  June  29,  1859. 

Joan  Inman  Linzee,  daughter  of  J.  W.  L.  &  Brigette  L.  born  at 
Calcutta  June  23,  1861. 

Marian  Linzee,  daughter  of  T.  C.  A.  &  S.  P.  Linzee  born  at  N°. 
30  Chestnut  St.,  Boston  on  Sunday  May  11*''.  1862  at  llM  o'clock 
P.M.     63^^  lbs. 


670  LINZEE   AND  AMORY 

Deaths. 

John  Inman  Linzee  died  in  Boston  Saturday  Jan.  29,  1859  aged 
78  years. 

Elizabeth  Linzee  died  at  Nahant,  Mass.,  Thursday  August  22°* 
1861,  72  years. 

Diary  of  Family  Records. 
By  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Tilden  Linzee  Warren. 

Births. 

John  William  Linzee,  Jr.  son  of  John  W.  Linzee  &  Anne  Brigette 
Linzee  born  in  Calcutta  Sept.  9*^  1867  at  1  p.m. 

Marriages. 

Christopher  Minot  Weld  and  Marian  Linzee  were  married  by  the 
Rev.  Francis  G.  Peabody  April  24:'^  1889. 

John  Torrey  Linzee  and  Anita  Homer  Manson  were  married  by 
the  Rev.  Phillips  Brooks  April  28^^  1891. 

Deaths. 

T.  C.  A.  Linzee  died  in  Boston  Jan^.  1^*.  1863  aged  43  years. 
J.  S.  Warren  died  in  Boston  Feb'y  6*''.  1867  aged  54  years. 


Diary  of  Family  Records. 
By  John  W.  Linzee. 

Marriages. 

Lewis  Linzee  m.  Marj'  A.  Braund  19  Oct.  1882  at  Southampton, 
England. 

John  William  Linzee  Jr.  married  Nancy  Belle  Dwelley  in  Boston 
by  Rev.  Minot  J.  Savage  May  3,  1893. 

Births. 

Margaret  Bijou  Linzee  Linzee,  b.  Southampton  22  Dec.  1883. 

John  Lewis  de  Lacy  Linzee  born  Southampton  17  Sept.  1885, 
died  at  the  age  of  2  years. 

One  born,  died  3  weeks  of  age. 

John  Inman  Linzee  born  at  Southampton  24*''  Dec.  1888. 

Ne\dlle  Hood  Linzee  b.  at  Southampton  Dec.  19,  1890. 

Edith  Elizabeth  Mary  Linzee  b.  Southampton,  Eng.,  Mch.  30, 
1893. 

All  the  above  are  children  of  Lewis  Linzee  &  his  wife  Mary 
Annette  Linzee. 


DIARIES   AND    BIBLE    RECORDS.  671 

Dorothy  Evelyn  Linzee  daughter  of  John  William  Linzee,  Junior, 
fi,nd  Nancy  Belle  (Dwelley)  Linzee,  born  February  23"^,  1900,  Fri- 
day, at  10.45  o'clock  a.m.  at  Hotel  Oxford  Boston,  Mass.,  U.  S.  A., 
christened  at  Trinity  Church  Boston  by  the  Rev.  Dr:  Donald,  Rector. 

Deaths. 

Joan  Inman  Linzee  died  at  Cannes,  France,  Jany.  7^^  1881,  19 
years,  6  mos.  of  age,  and  was  buried  at  Southampton,  England. 

Ehzabeth  Tilden  Linzee  Warren  died  in  Boston  Dec  6*''  1896  aged 
84  years. 

Mary  A.  Wooldridge,  daughter  of  Admiral  Sam'l  Hood  Linzee, 
deed  in  Southampton,  Eng'd,  at  the  house  of  Lewis  Linzee,  June 
18*^  1898.  She  was  the  wife  of  Brig^  General  J.  Warwick  Wool- 
dridge English  Army  who  retired  &  became  proprietor  of  a  coffee 
plantation  in  Manantoddy,  Malabar  Coast,  India,  where  he  resided 
several  years  &  died  in  1887. 

Susan  Inman  Linzee,  died  at  Hotel  Brunswick,  Boston,  Oct.  3, 
1898.     Born  March  31,  1814. 

AUce  Sophia  Frederika  Haggard,  step-daughter  of  John  Wm. 
Linzee  born  in  Calcutta  1849,  died  in  Calcutta  1876. 

Frederick  Wellington  Haggard,  step-son  of  John  Wm.  Linzee, 
died  in  Boston  Feb.  20,  1901,  and  was  buried  in  lot  of  J.  W.  Linzee 
at  Forest  Hills,  being  a  portion  of  "  Mt.  Warren  "  lot,  50  years. 

Sarah  Parker  Linzee  widow  of  Thomas  C.  Amory  Linzee  died 
Feb.  7*^,  1903  &  was  buried  in  the  J.  I.  Linzee  tomb  at  Forest  Hills 
Cemetery  lO*''  Feb. 

Anne  Brigette  (Mahe)  Linzee  2*^  wife  of  John  William  Linzee  died 
in  Boston  Jan^.  19,  1905  and  was  buried  in  the  J.  I.  Linzee  lot  at 
Forest  Hills,  82  years. 

Records  in  the  handwriting  of  Miss  Maria  Linzee  Fitch. 

John  Linzee  Senior,  Born  Sept  23*^  1717,  at  ten  o'clock  at  night. 

Rose  Linzee,  Born  Dec.  1716. 

John  Shea,  Born  July  14*''  1780,  at  3^  past  5  in  the  evening. 

Richard  Shea,  Born  April  1782  at  3^  past  5  in  the  morning. 

M"  Shea  was  daughter  of  John  Linzee  Senior,  and  sister  of  Capt. 
John  Linzee  of  the  Royal  Navy.  John  &  Richard  Shea  were  her 
children. 

John  Linzee,  Born  March  25,  1743,  at  5  o'clock  in  the  morning. 

Susannah  Inman,  Born  March  22^^  1754,  at  Cambridge  near  Boston. 

John  Linzee  &  Susannah  Inman,  were  married  Sept.  1^*  1772. 

Their  Children  were: 

Samuel  Hood  the  Admiral,  Born  at  PljTuouth,  England,  Dec. 
27  1773,  at  7  O'clock  in  the  morning.     Died  1820. 

Hannah  Rowe,  Born  at  Boston,  New  England,  Oct.  19,  1775,  at 
}/2  past  7  O'clock  in  the  morning. 


672  LIN  ZEE    AND    AMORY 

One,  Born  Nov.  9*^  1777.     Died  on  the  River  Delaware  N.  America. 

Susannah,  Born  at  the  Island  of  Barbadoes  April  4^*'  1779,  about 
4  O'clock  in  the  morning.     Died  1825. 

John  Inman,  Born  at  Plymouth,  England,  March  lO**"  1781,  at 
8  O'clock  in  the  morning. 

Rose,  Born  in  the  town  of  Pl^Tnouth,  England,  April  17,  1783, 
at  \i  before  8  in  the  morning,  and  Christened  on  the  25  of  Dec.  1783 
by  the  Rev^  M^  Dodge.     Died  1820. 

Ralph  Inman,  Born  in  the  town  of  Plymouth,  England  May  18 
1785,  at  ^  before  4  in  the  morning  and  baptized  the  20*'»  of  Sept. 
1785,  by  the  ReV^  Mr.  Gandy. 

Sarah  Inman,  Born  in  the  town  of  Plymouth  England  on  Sunday 
April  15,  1787,  at  Yi  past  10  in  the  morning. 

Mary  Inman,  Born  in  Boston,  New  England,  June  11,  1789,  at 
11  O'clock  in  the  morning  and  died  May  18*'^  1793,  at  nine  O'clock 
in  the  morning. 

George  Inman,  Born  in  Boston,  New  England,  Tuesday  Aug.  7, 
1792,  at  2  O'clock  in  the  morning,  and  died  at  Boston,  Thursday 
March  21,  1793,  at  Yz  past  nine  at  night. 

Susannah  Linzee,  Died  at  Boston  Oct.  4*'>  1792,  aged  39  years. 

John  Linzee,  Died  in  Boston,  Oct.  8"^  1798,  aged  56  years. 

Hannah  Rowe,  Died  in  Boston,  Monday  morning  July  8*^  1805, 
aged  80  years. 

Hannah  Rowe  Amory,  Died  at  her  residence  in  Franklin  Place, 
Boston,  Dec.  29^*'  1845,  aged  70  years. 

Bible  of  Thomas  C.  Amory  and  Hannah  Rowe  Linzee  in  1795. 

Printed  in  1791  in  America. 
Contributed  by  Mrs.  Louise  Annette  Amory. 

John  Linzee  was  born  25  March  1743,  at  5  in  the  morning. 
Susannah  Inman  was  born  22  March  1754  at  Cambridge,  near 
Boston. 

Children  of  John  &  Susannah  Linzee: 

1.  Samuel  Hood  Linzee,  born  at  Plymouth,  England,  27  Dec. 
1773  at  7  in  the  morning. 

2.  Hannah  Rowe  Linzee,  born  at  Boston,  New  England,  19  Oct. 
1775  at  Yi  past  7  in  the  morning. 

3.  One,  born  9  Nov.  1777;  died. 

4.  Susannah  Linzee,  born  at  the  Island  of  Barbadoes  4  April  1779, 
about  4  in  the  morning. 

5.  John  Inman  Linzee,  born  in  the  town  of  Plymouth,  10  March 
1781,  at  8  in  the  morning. 

6.  Rose  Linzee,  born  in  the  town  of  Plymouth,  17  April  1783, 
at  \i  before  8  in  the  morning,  and  baptized  on  the  25  Dec.  1783,  by 
the  Rev.  Mr.  Dodge. 


DIARIES   AND    BIBLE   RECORDS.  673 

7.  Ralph  Inman  Linzee,  was  born  in  the  town  of  Plymouth,  18 
May  1785,  at  3^  before  4  o'clock  in  the  morning,  and  baptized  on 
the  21  Sept.  1785,  by  the  Rev.  Mr.  Gandy. 

8.  Sarah  Inman  Linzee,  born  in  the  town  of  Plymouth,  on  Sun- 
day 15  day  of  April,  1787,  at  3^  past  10  o'clock  in  the  .  .  . 

9.  Mary  Inman  Linzee,  born  in  Boston  11  June  1789  at  11  in  the 
morning;  died  18  May  1793  at  9  in  the  morning. 

10.  Geo.  Inman  Linzee,  born  at  Boston  tuesday  7  Aug.  1792  at 
2  o'clock  in  the  morning;  and  died  in  the  same  town  thursday  21 
March,  1793,  at  Y^  past  9  at  night. 

Susannah  Linzee,  died  at  Boston  4  Oct.  1792,  aged  38  years  &  7  m. 

John  Linzee,  died  at  Boston  8  Oct.  1798,  aged  55  y.  7  m. 

John  Linzee  &  Susannah  Inman  were  married  1  Sept.  1772. 

Died  at  Bridgeport,  Wednesday  8  April  1828,  Samuel  Linzee 
Amory,  aged  27. 

Thomas  Rowe  Amory,  born  Wednesday  morning  half  past  two 
7  Sept.  1796. 

Mary  Linzee  Amory,  born  23  Feb.  1798. 

Son,  born  and  died  same  day. 

Samuel  Linzee  Amory,  born  Saturday  morning  11  o'c,  14  Feb. 
1801. 

Susannah  Amory,  born  Friday  morning  6  O'C.,  8  Oct.  1802. 

William  Amory,  born  Friday  afternoon  5  O'C,  15  June  1804. 

EUzabeth  Ann  Amory,  born  Friday  10  O'C.  a.m.,  20  June  1806. 

Charles  Amory,  born  Tuesday  morning  8  O'C,  10  May  1808. 

Son,  15  or  18  June  1809;  died  in  3  hours. 

Edward  Preble  Amory,  born  3  June  1810;  died  25  Feb.  1812. 

Daughter,  Hannah  Louisa,  born  5  Jan.  1812. 


Records  copied  from  a  paper  in  the  possession  of  Maria 

Linzee  Fitch. 

April  10th.  1868. 

By  E.  T.  L.  Warren,  to  whom  it  may  concern. 

Samuel  (Lord)  Hood  married  a  daughter  of  Dr.  Edward  Linzee, 
Mayor  of  Portsmouth,  England,  who  was  brother  of  John  Linzee, 
Senior  our  great  grand  father.  (Note:  —  The  tradition  in  the 
American  branch  of  the  Linzee  family,  has  always  been  that  it  de- 
scended from  a  John,  brother  of  the  aforesaid  Edward  Linzee,  but 
the  aforesaid  John  Linzee  Senior  is  not  the  brother,  but  the  nephew, 
being  the  son  of  another  John  Linzee  an  older  brother  of  Edward. 
This  last  John  married  Rebecca  Goven.     Remarks  by  the  author). 

John  Linzee,  Senior  born  Sept.  23**  1717. 

Rose  Linzee,  his  wife  born  —  Dec.  1716. 

Their  children  were :  — 


674  LINZEE   AND   AMORY 

John  Linzec,  born  March  25*^  1743;  Capt.  in  Royal  Navy. 

Mrs.  Shea,  who  left  two  children,  John  and  Richard,  whose  de- 
scendants still  reside  in  England.  Capt.  Shea,  her  husband,  was  in 
the  Royal  Army. 

Mrs.  Smith,  she  had  a  son  in  Boston  the  19*^  May  1807. 

John  Linzee,  of  his  Majesty's  Ship  Beaver,  married  Susannah 
Inman  Sept.  P*,  1772.  She  was  the  eldest  daughter  of  Ralph  and 
Ehzabeth  (0  Inman,  and  was  born  in  Cambridge,  March  22"^  1754, 
and  died  Oct.  4***  1792,  aged  39  years. 

[The  foregoing  records  were  confirmed  by  Mrs.  Warren  in  a  letter 
addressed  to  John  W.  Linzee,  her  brother,  dated  Aug.  IS**",  1874, 
Brookline,  which  however  contained  no  further  information;  we 
will  now  proceed  with  the  paper  copied  from  Miss  Fitch]. 

The  children  of  John  Linzee  and  Susannah  Inman  Linzee,  were:  — 

Samuel  Hood  Linzee,  Admiral,  Born  at  Pljinouth,  England, 
Dec.  27*''  1773;  his  first  wife  was  Miss  Clark,  an  Enghsh  Lady,  he 
married  her  in  Calcutta.  She  walked  the  quarter  deck  during  an 
action  with  two  French  Frigates  and  then  scraped  lint  for  the 
wounded.  His  second  wife  was  Emily  Wooldridge,  daughter  of 
Capt.  Wooldridge  of  the  Royal  Navy. 

Hannah  Rowe  Linzee,  born  at  Boston,  N.  A.,  Oct.  19*''  1775. 
Married  Thomas  C.  Amory. 

One  born  Nov.  9*''  1777;  died  on  the  River  Delaware,  N.  A. 

Susannah  Linzee,  born  at  the  Island  of  Barbadoes,  April  4*''  1779. 
Married  Joseph  Tilden.    She  died  1825. 

John  Inman  Linzee,  born  in  Plymouth,  England,  March  lO*** 
1781,  and  married  Elizabeth  Tilden,  sister  of  Joseph  Tilden. 

Rose  Linzee,  born  in  Plymouth,  England,  April  17*''  1783,  and 
died  in  1820,  aged  37  yrs.     She  married  John  Fitch. 

Ralph  Inman  Linzee,  born  in  Plymouth,  England,  May  18*'' 
1785.  Married  Anna  Cecilia  De  Neufville  for  his  first  wife;  his 
second  wife  was  Mary  Ingersoll  of  New  Haven. 

Sarah  Inman  Linzee,  born  in  PljTuouth,  England,  April  15*''  1787, 
and  died  in  1820.     She  married  Joseph  Lewis  Cunningham. 

Mary  Inman  Linzee,  born  in  Boston,  Massachusetts,  June  11*'' 
1789.    Died  May  18*''  1793. 

George  Inman  Linzee,  Born  in  Boston,  Aug.  7*''  1792.  Died  March 
21«*  1793. 

Mrs  T.  C.  Amory  (Hannah  Rowe  Linzee)  died  at  her  residence 
in  Franklin  Place,  Boston,  Dec.  29*''  1845,  aged  70  years. 

Madam  Hannah  Rowe  died  in  Boston  at  her  residence  in  Bedford 
St.,  July  8*^  1805,  aged  80  years. 

Thomas  C.  Amory  (husband  of  H.  R.  Linzee)  died  in  Boston  15*'' 
Nov.  1812,  aged  45  yrs. 

Ralph  I.  Linzee,  died  Aug.  10*'',  1834,  aged  49  yrs. 


(^)  [Should  be  Susanna].    Correction  by  J.  W.  Linzee  Jr. 


DIARIES   AND    BIBLE   RECORDS.  675 

Samuel  Hood  Linzee,  died  in  Plymouth,  England,  Sept.  1820, 
aged  47  yrs. 

John  Linzee,  died  in  Milton,  Mass.,  Oct.  1798,  aged  56  years,  was 
buried  in  Milton. 

Another  set  of  records,  exactly  like  the  one  copied  by  Mrs.  War- 
ren from  Miss  Maria  Fitch,  just  previously  given,  has  the  following 
information  at  the  end :  — 

"  Written  by  E.  T.  L.  Warren,  nee  Linzee,  —  part  of  it  copied 
from  an  old  family  Bible,  which  belonged  to  Grand-father  Linzee 
1777.  —  he  gave  it  to  Aunt  Amory  1798.  —  She  left  it  to  her  son 
Thomas  C.  Amory  1846.  —  He  gave  it  to  Maria  Linzee  Fitch  1865. 
—  She  gave  it  to  Charles  Amory  youngest  son  of  Aunt  Amory,  in 
whose  possession  it  now  is. 

Jany  1«S  1882. 

The  old  Bible  of  Capt.  John  Linzee  has  not  been  found,  but  it  is 
clear  that  it  existed,  since  copies  of  it  by  different  persons  are  prac- 
tically identical.  Miss  Mary  Davies  Sohier  has  assured  the  present 
writer  that  she  has  seen  the  Bible  and  made  extracts  from  it. 


Records  of  Col.  Thomas  C.  Amory,  contributed  by  his  daughter 

Mary  Linzee  Amory. 

Sir  Samuel  Hood  married  a  daughter  of  Dr.  Linzee,  who  was 
brother  to  John  Linzee  Sen^  (See  previous  corrections  by  the 
author). 

John  Linzee  Sen%  Born  Sept.  23^^  1717. 

Rose  Linzee,  Born  Dec.  1715  or  Jan.  1716. 

John  Shea,  born  July  14*1^  1780.  Richard  Shea,  born  April  1782. 
Their  descendants  still  reside  in  Eng.  Capt.  Shea  their  father  died 
at  Botany  Bay,  where  his  Co.  was  ordered.  Their  mother  was 
sister  of  Capt.  John  Linzee,  R.N. 

Capt.  John  Linzee  2*^,  R.N.,  born  March  25,  1743,  at  5  a.m.,  and 
Susannah  Inman  (daughter  of  Ralph  Inman  of  Cambridge,  Mass.), 
born  March  22^^,  1754,  were  married  Sept.  1^*  1772  at  Cambridge, 
Mass.    Their  children  were:  — 

Samuel  Hood  Linzee,  (Admiral),  born  at  Plymouth,  Eng.,  Dock 
Yard,  7  a.m.,  Dec.  27*  1773.  Married  to  Emily  Wooldridge,  and 
died  in  Eng.  in  1820.  His  first  wife  was  Miss  Clark,  an  English 
lady.    He  married  her  in  Calcutta. 

Hannah  Rowe  Linzee,  born  at  Boston,  Mass.,  Oct.  19*''  1775,  at 
7.30  a.m.  Married  to  Thomas  C.  Amory  Apr.  1795.  Died  Dec. 
29,  1845  at  Boston,  Mass.,  aged  70  yrs.,  at  21  Franklin  Place.  Mr. 
Amory  died  Nov.  15,  1812,  aged  45. 

A  child  born  Nov.  9,  1777  on  the  River  Delaware,  and  died. 


676  LINZEE   AND   AMORY 

Susannah  Linzee,  born  at  the  Island  of  Barbadoes,  Apr.  4,  1779, 
about  4  A.M.     Died  1825. 

John  Inman  Linzee,  born  at  Plymouth,  Eng.,  March  lO***  1781, 
at  8  A.M.     Married  to  Elizabeth  Tilden  at  Boston,  Mass. 

Rose  Linzee,  born  at  Plymouth,  Eng.,  Apr.  17,  1783,  7.45  a.m., 
baptized  Dec.  25,  1783,  by  the  Rev.  Mr.  Dodge.  Married  in  Bos- 
ton, Mass.,  to  John  Brown  Fitch,  and  died  Apr.  1820. 

Ralph  Inman  Linzee,  born  at  Plymouth,  Eng.,  May  18,  1785,  at 
3.45  A.M.,  baptized  Sept.  20,  1785,  by  the  Rev.  Mr.  Gandy.  Married 
at  Boston,  Mass.,  to  Ann  C.  De  Neufville,  who  died  leaving  one 
daughter  named  Ann.  He  afterwards  married  Mary  Ingersoll  of 
New  Haven,  Conn.,  by  whom  he  had  3  children  of  whom  2  Mary  and 
Grace  are  still  living  at  New  Haven.     He  died  of  Cholera  on  a  voyage. 

Sarah  Inman  Linzee,  was  born  at  Plymouth,  Eng.,  Sunday  Apr. 
15,  1787,  at  10.30  a.m.  Married  J.  L.  Cunningham,  at  Boston,  and 
died  in  1820. 

Mary  Inman  Linzee,  born  at  Boston,  Mass.,  June  11,  1789,  at 
11  a.m.     Died  May  18,  1793,  at  9  a.m. 

George  Inman  Linzee,  born  at  Boston,  Mass.,  Tuesday  Aug.  7, 
1792,  at  2  a.m.,  and  died  in  the  same  town,  Thur.,  Mar.  2P*  1793, 
at  9.30  P.M. 

Capt.  Linzee,  died  in  Boston  [scratched  to  Milton],  Mass.,  Oct. 
8,  1798,  and  is  buried  there.  His  wife  died  in  Boston,  also,  Oct.  4, 
1792. 

Mrs.  Hannah  Rowe,  died  at  Boston,  Monday  morning,  July  8, 
1805,  aged  nearly  81  years.  Memo,  found  of  Mrs.  Rowe's  age  in 
her  writing.     "  Aug.  4*''  1804,  I  am  this  day  eighty  years  old  ". 


Entries  from  Thomas  Coffin  Amory's  Bible,   1818.    Contri- 
buted BY  HIS  daughter  Mary  Linzee  Amory. 

Marriages. 

Thomas  C.  Amory  to  Hannah  Rowe  Linzee,  Apr.  1795. 

Thos.  C.  Amory,  son  of  T.  C.  &  H.  R.  Amory,  to  Esther  Sargent, 
daughter  of  Ignatius  and  Sally  Sargent,  Jan.  P*  1820.  She  was  born 
Mar.  IV^  1798. 

Elizabeth  Turner  Amory,  daughter  of  Thos.  C.  and  Esther  Amory, 
to  Ivers  J.  Austin,  son  of  Jas.  T.  Austin,  Oct.  28*''  1846. 

My  mother's  Family: 

John  Linzee  to  Susannah  Inman  Sept.  1^*  1772. 

Deaths. 

Ignatius  Sargent  Amory,  son  of  Thomas  C.  and  Esther  Amory, 
died  at  3  Franklin  Place,  Boston,  on  Friday  Aug.  17**'  1855,  at  3.30 


William  Amory 

1S04-1888 


DIARIES   AND    BIBLE    RECORDS.  677 

P.M.  He  was  buried  on  Mon.  Aug.  20,  1855,  at  Mt.  Auburn,  services 
at  Trinity  Church  in  Boston.  The  Cadets  of  which  Corps  he  was  a 
Lieut,  being  present  in  full  numbers.  Services  by  the  Rev.  John 
Cotton  Smith,  assistant  minister,  aged  30  yrs.  9  mos.  15  days. 

Births. 

My  mother's  family,  brothers  and  sisters: 

Sam'l  Hood  Linzee,  born  at  Plymouth,  Eng.,  (afterward  in  British 
service),  Dec.  27,  1773.    Died  1820. 

Hannah  Rowe  Linzee  (Mrs.  T.  C.  Amory),  born  in  Boston,  Mass., 
Oct.  19,  1775.     Died  Dec.  29,  1845,  at  6.30  p.m. 

Susan  Linzee  (Mrs.  J.  Tilden),  born  in  Barbadoes,  W.  L,  Apr.  4, 
1779.     Died  1825. 

John  Inman  Linzee,  born  in  Plymouth,  Eng.,  March  10,  1781. 

Rose  Linzee  (Mrs.  J.  B.  Fitch),  born  in  Plymouth,  Eng.,  Apr.  17 
1783.     Died  1820. 

Ralph  Inman  Linzee,  born  in  Plymouth,  Eng.,  May  18,  1785. 

Sarah  L  Linzee  (Mrs.  J.  L.  Cunningham),  born  in  Plymouth,  Eng., 
Apr.  15,  1787.     Died  1820. 

Mary  Inman  Linzee,  mother's  sister,  born  Jan.  11,  1789. 

George  Inman  Linzee,  mother's  brother,  born  Aug.  7,  1792. 

John  Linzee,  my  mother's  father,  was  born  in  Eng.  Mar.  25,  1743. 
Died  Oct.  8,  1798. 

Susannah  Inman,  my  mother's  mother,  was  born  in  Cambridge, 
Mass.,  Mar.  22,  1754.     Died  Oct.  9,  1792. 

Elizabeth  Turner  Amory,  daughter  of  Thos.  C.  and  Esther  Amory, 
born  on  Sunday  at  a  quarter  before  12  p.m.,  Oct.  22,  1820,  at  3  Frank- 
lin PL,  Boston.     Died  Spring  of  1898,  bur.  at  Newport. 

Thomas  Coffin  Amory,  son  of  Thos.  C.  and  Esther  Amory,  born 
on  Tuesday  at  5.25  p.m.,  Sept.  17,  1822,  at  3  Franklin  PI.,  Boston. 

Ignatius  Sargent  Amory,  son  of  Thos.  C.  and  Esther  Amory,  born 
on  Tuesday  Nov.  2,  1824,  at  7  a.m.,  at  3  FrankUn  PL,  Boston. 

The  above  three  children  were  baptised  by  Rev.  J.  S.  J.  Gardiner, 
Rector  of  Trinity  Church. 

John  Ellery  Amory,  son  of  Thos.  C.  and  Esther  Amory,  born  on 
Tuesday  Dec.  20,  1831,  at  4.30  p.m.  at  78  Federal  St.,  Boston.  Bap- 
tism by  Rev.  G.  W.  Doane,  Rector  of  Trinity  Church  on  Sunday, 
Apr.  1832.  Died  at  Calcutta,  June  1860.  Remains  brought  home 
and  deposited  at  Mt.  Auburn,  aged  28  yrs.  5  mos.  28  days. 

Charles  Linzee  Amory,  son  of  Thos.  C.  and  Esther  Amory,  born 
at  5  Franklin  PL,  Boston,  Wed.  Mar.  15,  1837,  at  3  a.m.  Baptism 
by  the  Rev.  Jon.  M.  Wainwright,  Wed.  Apr.  19,  1837,  the  parents 
and  Charles  Amory  sponsors.  He  died  near  Savannah,  Georgia, 
Aug.  28,  1862,  and  was  buried  at  a  church  yard  7  miles  from  the  city, 
at  White  Bluff  Church  on  Shell  Road  (Presbyterian).  He  was  25 
yrs.  5  mos.  13  days  old. 


678  LINZEE   AND   AMORY    DIARIES   AND    BIBLE    RECORDS. 

My  own  family,  brothers  and  sisters: 

Thos.  Rowe  Amorj-  (now  Thomas  Coffin  Amory),  born  at  Boston, 
Mass.,  on  Wed.  Sept.  7,  1796.  (Died  on  Sat.  July  P'  1865,  9  a.m., 
at  Roxbury,  Mass.,  in  the  69  year  of  his  age). 

Mary  Linzee  Amory  (Dexter),  born  Feb.  23,  1798.  Died  Jan. 
22,  1859,  at  11.45  p.m. 

My  mother  had  a  son  born  and  died  same  day,  date  not  preserved. 

Sam'l  Linzee  Amory,  born  Feb.  14,  1801.  Died  Apr.  1828,  at 
Bridgeport,  Conn. 

Susannah  Amory  (Prescott),  born  Oct.  8,  1802. 

William  Amory,  born  June  15,  1804. 

Elizabeth  Ann  Amory,  born  June  20,  1806. 

Charles  Amory,  born  May  10,  1808. 

Son,  born  and  died  in  3  hours,  June  18,  1809. 

Edward  Preble  Amory,  born  June  3,  1810.     Died  Feb.  25,  1812. 

Hannah  Louisa  Amory  (Sohier),  born  Jan.  5,  1812. 

Deaths. 

Esther  (Sargent)  Amory,  wife  of  Thos.  C.  Amory,  born  March  11 
1798,  married  Jan.  1,  1820,  died  Tuesday  Nov.  16,  1847,  at  11.45 
P.M.  Buried  at  Trinity  Church  Sat.  Nov.  20,  1847,  at  3.30  p.m. 
Services  by  Rt.  Rev.  Manton  Eastburn,  Bishop  of  Diocese  of  Mass. 

Thomas  C.  Amory  Jr.,  who  was  baptised  Thomas  Coffin  Amory, 
and  had  his  name  changed  by  an  Act  of  the  Legislature,  son  of  Thos. 
C.  &  Esther  Amory  died  at  New  York  (Astor  House),  aged  25  yrs., 
while  preparing  for  a  voyage  to  Charleston  S.  C,  for  his  health,  on 
Mon.  Jan.  10,  1848,  being  the  day  on  which  he  was  to  have  sailed. 
He  was  buried  at  Trinity  Church,  Boston,  Jan  12,  1848.  Services 
by  Bishop  Eastburn. 


CHAPTER   VII. 

THE  DESCENDANTS  OF  MARY  LINZEE  AND  EDWARD 

PENFOLD. 

For  the  ancestors  of  Mary  Linzee  (111),  see  Chapter  V. 

111.  MARY  LINZEE,  dau.  of  John  Linzee  (105)  and  Rebecca 
Goven;  bapt.  25  Jan.  1730,  Church  of  Thomas  a  Becket,  Portsmouth, 
Hants,  England  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  dau.  of  John   and  Rebecca 

Linzee;  d. ,  at  Portsmouth®;  m.  Edward  Penfold,  about  1754-5, 

;  son  of  prob.  William  Penfold,  a  gentleman  farming  his  own 

estate  at  Midhurst,  Co.  Sussex,  who  died  when  his  son  was  quite  a 
boy,  leaving  his  property  in  the  hands  of  trustees  who  dissipated 
the  trust,  when  Edward  Penfold,  still  a  minor,  was  compelled  to 
make  his  way  to  Portsmouth  about  the  year  1740,  where  he  gained 
employment  in  the  Dockyard,  eventually  rising  to  the  head  of  one 
of  the  mechanical  departments®;  the  bapt.  of  Edward  is  however 
not  at  Midhurst  (Par.  Reg.),  and  the  year  of  his  birth  is  unknown, 
yet  it  should  have  occurred  between  1720-1730,  which  makes  it 
almost  certain  that  he  is  not  Edward  bapt.  29  Nov.  1699-1700,  the 
son  of  Edward  Penfold  of  Felpham,  Sussex,  who  is  mentioned  later 
by  Mr.  Hugh  Penfold;  but  it  is  quite  possible  there  was  no  William 
Penfold  of  Midhurst  and  that  Edward  Penfold,  who  married  Mary 
Linzee,  was  the  grandson  of  Edward  Penfold  and  Mary  Cockle  of 
Felpham;  Edward  Penfold  d. ,  at  Portsmouth®. 

The  Penfold  family  have  the  tradition  that  their  ancestress  Mary 
(Linzee)  Penfold  was  a  close  relative  of  Susannah  Linzee  (114)  who 
married  Samuel  1st  Viscount  Hood.  There  has  been  found  in  Amer- 
ica, in  the  possession  of  John  Linzee  Amory  (121-10),  a  state- 
ment in  the  handwriting  of  Maria  Linzee  Fitch,  the  daughter  of 
Rose  Linzee  (124)  Fitch  who  was  the  great-grand-daughter  of  John 
Linzee  (105)  above,  as  follows:  "  There  was  a  Mr.  Penfold  another 
cousin  of  ours,  and  also  Capt.  Shea  of  the  Royal  Navy  ", 

Thus  the  tradition  of  the  Penfold  family  in  England,  and  the  record 
of  Miss  Fitch  combined,  prove  the  exact  Mary  Linzee  who  could 
possibly  be  the  wife  of  Edward  Penfold,  and  by  making  her  the  first 
cousin  instead  of  a  sister  of  Viscountess  Hood,  their  relationship  is 
placed  where  it  does  not  conflict  with  authentic  records  such  as  the 
pedigree  of  Samuel  1st  Viscount  Hood  mentioned  under  Thomas 
Linzee  (103),  and  the  will  of  Edward  Linzee  (107). 

A  William  Penfold  of  Westminster,  shepherd  and  Susannah  Farn- 

679 


680  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   MARY    LINZEE 

comb  of  same,  spinster,  had  their  marriage  lie.  recorded  the  19  Oct. 
1717  (Sussex  Marriage  Licenses,  Archdeaconry  of  Lewes,  —  Sussex 
Rec.  Soc,  VI :  218) ;  and  a  William  Penfold  of  Worth  and  Sarah  Bray 
of  Horn,  had  m.  he.  the  1  Oct.  1721  (Sussex  Mar.  Lie,  Arch,  of 
Chichester,  —  Sussex  Rec.  Soc,  IX:  250). 

A  George  Penfold  of  Havant  b.  and  Anne  Bensen  of  Westbourne, 
CO.  Sussex,  sp.  had  a  lie.  21  Dec.  1714;  and  a  Thomas  Penfold  of 
Havant  and  Sarah  Atwick  of  the  s.  at  H.  Wymering  or  Portsmouth 
had  a  lie.  28  May  1726:  Thomas  Atwick,  bondsman.  (Winchester 
Marriage  Lie,  Harleian  Soc.  Pub.). 

Also  Abram  Penfold  and  Ann  Grant  were  m.  with  lie.  20  Jan. 
1735-36  at  the  Church  of  Thomas  k  Becket,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.). 

Joshua  Penfold,  Inspector  of  the  Customs  d.  4  Nov.  1768  (G.M.). 

Registers  of  Midhurst,  Sussex. 

Births. 

1708,  31  Jan.  Mary  dau.  of  John  Penfold  and  Margaret. 

1711,  5  June.  John  son  of  John  Penfold  and  Margaret. 

1716,  27  Aug.  Margrett  dau.  of  John  Penfold  and  Margrett  waa 
baptized. 

9  Nottingham  Place,  London,  W. 
7  Aug.  1915. 
John  W.  Linzee,  Esq. 

96  Charles  St.,  Boston,  Mass. 

Dear  Sir:  — 

I  have  been  rather  busy  lately  and  have  not  had  leisure  to  dip 
into  matters  genealogical,  but  I  lighted  upon  a  sheet,  which  I  en- 
close, as  being  interesting  to  you;  it  was  evidently  written  to  rela- 
tive of  yours  some  years  ago  and  was  handed  to  me  by  the  writer, 
the  late  Mr.  Hugh  Penfold,  when  it  had  been  returned  to  him  through 
the  dead  letter  office  in  London.  Although  it  was  some  years  ago 
I  remember  him  telling  me  about  the  incident  and  that  he  reserved 
his  opinion  about  the  Midhurst  origin  of  the  branch  you  are  seeking; 
he  strongly  put  forward  the  suggestion  that  Edward  Penfold  of 
Portsea  was  descended  from  Edward  Penfold  of  Felpham;  to  my 
mind  he  did  not  put  forward  any  semblance  of  proof,  but  he  was  a 
good  genealogist  and  no  doubt  he  had  good  reasons,  and  owing  to 
the  correspondence  ceasing  he  carried  the  research  no  further. 

I  therefore  send  you  the  sheet,  having  made  fair  copy,  just  as  I 
received  it,  and  on  the  half  sheet  you  will  find  some  entries  which 
are  probably  connected  with  the  same  family.   .    .    . 

Yours  sincerely, 
/  Fred  B.  Penfold. 


AND   EDWARD    PENFOLD.  681 

Rustington  Worthing,  July  9,  1906. 
Dear  Sir :  — 

Some  years  ago  you  favoured  me  with  a  pedigree  of  your  family 
in  which  you  shewed  a  descent  from  a  Penfold  of  Midhurst  who  you 
calculated  was  born  about  1699,  and  was  of  Midhurst.  It  has  oc- 
curred to  me  lately  that  he  came  from  a  branch  of  my  family  and  was 
one  of  the  sons  of  Edward  Penfold  of  Felpham  who  all  disappear  from 
that  parish  after  the  death  of  their  father  about  1700.  I  say  about, 
because  I  do  not  find  his  burial  in  the  Felpham  register  books.  The 
tenth  child  is  named  Edward  and  from  him  I  suggest  that  you 
descend. 

Yours  faithfully, 

Hugh  Penfold. 
Edward  Linzee  Penfold  Esq. 

Hugh  Penfold  of  Angmering  yeoman,  bapt.  1584,  died  1658-9. 
By  AUce  Olliver  his  wife  (sister  of  Jane  who  married  William  Ayling, 
the  latter  connected  by  marriage  with  the  Grays  of  Felpham  and 
neighbourhood),  had  issue  10  children,  of  whom: 

George  Penfold  of  Arundell  6th  child,  bapt  1625,  bur.  at  Arundel 
7  May  1670.  Will  dated  13  Dec.  1664,  was  proved  at  Chichester 
20  July  1670.     By  Sarah  Peachey  his  wife  had  six  children,  of  whom: 

Edward  Penfold  of  Felpham,  born  at  Arundel  14  Aug.  1654,  ad- 
mitted a  member  of  Honble  Artillery  Co.,  5  June  1679,  died  about 
1700.     By  Mary  his  wife,  had  issue: 

I.  Thomas,  bapt.  at  F.  30  Oct.  1687. 
II.  A  dau.,  bapt.  at  F.  3  Mar.  1688-9. 

III.  Mary,  bapt.  at  F.  5  Dec.  1690. 

IV.  Mary,  bapt.  at  F.  8  Nov.  1691. 

V.  Thomas,  bapt.  at  F.  15  Sept.  1693. 
VI.  Sarah,  bapt.  at  F.  18  Feb.  1694-5. 
VII.  Ehzabeth,  bapt.  at  F.  17  July  1696. 
VIII.  Jane,  bapt.  at  F.  14  July  1698. 
IX.  Daniel,  bapt.  at  F.  17  Oct.  1699. 
X.  Edward,  bapt.  at  F.  29  Nov.  1699-1700. 

Note:  —  I  have  in  my  possession  a  deed  dated  27  Oct.  1699,  by 
which  Henry  Gray  and  Betty  his  wife  convey  all  their  lands  &c.  in 
Felpham  to  John  Cutfield  and  Edward  Penfold  of  Felpham.  John 
and  Edward  were  second  cousins  and  both  related  to  Gray  through 
Ahce  Olliver  wife  of  Hugh  Penfold. 

Records  on  the  half  sheet,  contributed  by  Mr.  Fred  B.  Penfold. 

Extracts  from  Sussex  Record  Society,  Vol.  IX.,  —  Marriage  Alle- 
gations, Archdeaconry  of  Chichester. 

1686,  July  3.  Edward  Penfold  and  Mary  Cockle,  Felpham; 
maiden  (Felpham). 


682  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   MARY   LINZEE 

1701,  25  Oct.  William  Bridger  of  Northbersted,  yeoman  and 
Mary  Pcnfold  of  Felpham,  widow.  Sureties  sd.  W.  B.,  Thomas 
Bridges  of  Pagham,  yeoman  and  John  Doe. 

Extracts  from  Sussex  Record  Society,  Vol.  XII.,  —  Deanery  of 
Pagham  and  Tarring. 

1716,  28  Apr.  Richard  Stocker  of  Bersted,  yeoman  and  Sarah 
Penfold  of  same,  maiden.  Sureties  sd.  R.  S.,  and  Richard  Stocker 
Senr.  of  same,  yeoman  (Bersted). 

We  will  now  give  the  will  of  George  Penfold,  the  eldest  son  of 
Mary  Linzee  and  Edward  Penfold,  which  was  contributed  by  Miss 
Fanny  Sophia  Penfold. 

The  last  will  and  Testament  of  Mr.  Geo.  Penfold  of  the  Custom 
House  London.  I  Geo.  Penfold  Examiner  of  Inf^  Officers  Day 
Pay  Bills  Custom  Ho.  London  being  in  sound  mind  do  make  this 
my  last  will  and  Testament,  hereby  revoking  any  Will  or  Wills  made 
bj^  me  at  any  period  prior  to  the  date  hereof.  I  appoint  Mr.  Geo. 
Franc  of  the  Rec^  Gen'.  Office  Custom  Ho.  London  to  be  my  Ex^, 
to  see  the  purposeses  and  bequests  of  this  Will  fulfilled  and  complied 
with.  I  desire  all  my  just  Debts  to  be  discharged.  I  give  and  be- 
queath to  my  much  esteemed  friend  &  Ex^  before  mentioned  Mr. 
Geo.  Franc  my  Ex^  in  token  of  my  particular  regard  for  him  the 
sum  of  £18.  18.  for  a  Ring.  To  my  Brother  Mr.  R*.  Penfold  of 
Holborn  £150  Stock  three  prcent  consols.  To  my  nep''.  Mr.  Geo. 
Penfold  of  Woolwich  £150  Stock  3  prcent  consols.  To  my  niece 
Rebecca  Penfold  of  Limehouse  &  daughter  of  my  late  Brother  Mr. 
W.  Penfold  of  Limehouse  £150  Stock  3  pre*.  Consols.  To  my  niece 
Mary  Penfold  of  Pljin*'.  Devon  &  daug''.  of  my  late  Brother  Mr.  Jno. 
Penfold  of  the  same  place  £150  Stock  3  prcent  consols.  To  Mary 
Hatcher  the  serv*.  residing  with  me  at  the  time  of  my  decease  the 
sum  of  £150  Stock  3  prcent  consols.  And  lastly  I  will  and  devise 
that  my  Brother  Mr.  Willm  Penfold  of  King  St.  Portsea  in  the  County 
of  Hants  all  the  rest  and  residuary  Legatee  of  my  remaining  Property 
of  whatsoever  sort  or  kind  it  may  be  and  this  I  acknowledge  to  be 
my  last  will  and  Testament  being  signed  sealed  and  defivered  by  me 
this  24  Jany  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  1824. 

Geo.  Penfold    L.  S. 

Signed  sealed  and  deliver'd  in  the  presence  of  us  and  each  of  us 
the  date  above  first  written  and  declared  to  be  a  will. 
Timothy  Lee 
Corn«.  Lee 

The  obHteration  in  the  10  &  11  line  of  this  wiU  was  made  the  15 
Sept.  1824  by  my  consent  and  desire. 

Geo.  Penfold. 
Witness,  R°.  Redding. 


AND    EDWARD    PENFOLD.  683 

Children  of  Mary  Linzee  (HI)  and  Edward  Penfold. 

I.  George,  b.  about  1756,  at  prob.  Portsea,  Hants,  England; 
he  resided  at  Blackfriars  Road,  then  a  suburb  of  London®; 
he  was  on  terms  of  great  friendship  with  both  the  Hood  and 
Linzee  famiUes®;  the  late  Mr.  Robert  George  Linzee  (128) 
of  Romsey,  told  Edward  Linzee  Penfold  (111-10)  that  he 
had  a  silver  teapot  given  to  his  father  by  this  George  Pen- 
fold  in  1803  for  a  wedding  present®;  d.  10  July  1825,  London, 
as  Mr.  George  Penfold  aged  78  or  in  his  78th  year,  late  of 
the  Custom  House  London  (G.M.,  and  T.). 

111-1.        II.  William,  b.  about  1758,  Portsea. 

111-2.      III.  John,  b.  about  1760,  Portsea. 

IV.  Rebecca,  bapt.  23  Feb.  1762,  Church  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston, 
Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Rebecca  dau.  of  Edward  Penfold; 
neither  she  nor  her  issue  are  mentioned  in  the  will  of  her 
brother  George  in  1824. 
V.  Richard  Linzee,  b.  about  1765;  bapt.  14  June  1774,  Church 
of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Richard 
Linzee  son  of  Edward  Penfold,  aged  9  years;  neither  he  nor 
his  issue  are  mentioned  in  the  will  of  his  brother  George  in 
1824. 

111-3.  VI.  Robert,  b.  about  1767;  bapt.  14  June  1774,  Church  of  St. 
Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Robert  son  of 
Edward  Penfold,  aged  7  years. 

111-4,  VII.  Edward,  mentioned  in  the  will  of  his  brother  George  in  1824, 
as  then  deceased. 

Family  records  of  Mary  Linzee  (HI)  and  her  descendants  were  contributed 
by  Miss  Fanny  Sophia  Penfold  daughter  of  Edward  Linzee  Penfold  (111-10), 
except  as  noted  under  (111-7),  (111-9),  (111-11),  and  (111-12). 

111-1.  WILLIAM  PENFOLD,  son  of  Mary  Linzee  (111)  and 
Edward  Penfold;  b.  about  1758,  at  Portsea,  Hants,  England;  d. 
24  Oct.  1837®,  and  by  the  record  on  the  gravestone  of  Thomas  Lin- 
zee (101),  in  the  churchyard  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea,  as 
William  Penfold  aged  80  y. ;  his  name  was  cut  on  this  Linzee  grave- 
stone by  his  son  William  Penfold  (111-5),  but  the  date  of  inscription 
is  unknown®;  m.  Anne  Broadbent,  about  1788®;  she  was  b.  about 
1768;  and  d.  23  Nov.  1847®,  and  by  her  gravestone  in  the  churchyard 
of  St.  Mary's,  as  Ann  Penfold  aged  79  y. 

William  Penfold  was  a  naval  constructor  at  H.  M.  dockyard, 
Portsmouth,  Hants;  he  built  some  of  the  wooden  walls  of  Old  Eng- 
land, one  of  which  was  the  Pitt®. 

To  all  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come.  Ann  Penfold  and 
Charlotte  Penfold,  both  of  Kingston  Cross,  in  the  Parish  of  Portsea, 
in  the  County  of  Southampton,  Spinsters,  and  William  Martin  Trew 
of  Montpellier  House,  Blackheath  Hill,  at  Blackheath  in  the  County 
of    Kent,    School-master    and    Maria    his    wife.    .     .     .    Severally 


684  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   MARY   LINZEE 

send  greeting,  Whereas  William  Penfold  late  of  Portsea,  aforesaid, 
Gentleman,  by  his  last  Will  and  Testament,  bearing  date  10th  day 
of  October  one  thousand,  eight  hundred,  and  thirty  three,  gave  and 
bequeathed  for  the  purpose  therein  mentioned,  the  dividends  in- 
terest or  annual  proceeds  of  one  thousand,  two  hundred,  and  fifty 
Pounds,  three  per  cent,  consolidated  Bank  annuities  then  stated  to 
be  standing  in  his  name  in  the  transfer  books  kept  for  the  same 
annuities  at  the  Bank  of  England,  and  also  of  his  ready  money  and 
securities  for  money,  and  the  use  of  his  household  Furniture,  and 
other  effects  therein  mentioned,  unto  his  wife  Anne  Penfold,  for  the 
term  of  her  natural  life  or  widowhood,  and  from  or  after  the  de- 
cease, or  second  marriage,  of  his  said  wife,  which  should  first  happen, 
he  gave  and  bequeathed  one  hundred  pounds  stock,  "  part  of  his 
said  capital  of  one  thousand  two  hundred  and  fifty  pounds  "  unto  his 
Son  William  Penfold  for  his  own  use  and  benefit,  and  the  remaining, 
One  thousand,  one  hundred  and  fifty  pounds  Stock,  the  residue  of 
his  said  Capital  Stock,  and  all  other  the  rest  residue  and  remainder 
of  his  said  monies  and  personal  estate  and  effects,  "  except  his  said 
household,  and  stock  in  trade  ".  The  said  testator  gave  and  be- 
queathed the  same  unto  and  equally,  between  such  of  his  said  three 
daughters,  Ann,  Harriet  and  Charlotte,  as  at  the  decease  or  second 
marriage  of  his  said  wife  should  be  single  and  unmarried  if  more  than 
one,  and  for  their  respective  use  and  benefit,  and  of  his  said  will, 
the  said  testator  appointed,  his  said  wife,  and  his  friend  William 
Baker  therein  described  executrix,  and  executor,  and  whereas  the 
said  testator,  sold  out  the  sum  of  one  hundred,  and  fifty  pounds, 
part  of  the  said  principle  stock,  of  one  Thousand,  two  hundred,  and 
Fifty  Pounds,  and  departed  this  life  on  or  about  the  24  day  of  Oc- 
tober, one  thousand,  eight  hundred  and  thirty  seven,  without  hav- 
ing altered  or  revoked  his  said  will,  which  on  the  27  day  of  Decem- 
ber then  next,  was  duly  proved  in  the  Prerogative  Court  of  the  Arch- 
bishop of  Canterbury,  by  the  said  Ann  Penfold,  his  widow,  the  said 
William  Baker  having  previously  departed  this  life,  and  whereas  the 
said  Ann  Penfold  the  widow,  with  the  knowledge  and  consent  of  the 
said  four  daughters  of  the  said  testator,  and  also  of  the  said  William 
Martin  Trew  sold  out  the  sum  of  three  hundred  pounds,  part  of  the 
remaining  sum,  of  one  Thousand,  one  hundred  pounds,  three  per 
cent,  consolidated  Bank  annuities  for  the  purpose  of  paying  certain 
debts  due  from  the  said  testator,  and  certain  expenses  incurred  in 
relation  to  his  estate. 

And  whereas  the  said  Ann  Penfold  the  widow  departed  this  life 
intestate,  on  or  about  the  23rd  day  of  November  last  past  and  on 
or  about  the  26th  day  of  February  then  next,  letters  of  administra- 
tion, with  the  said  in  part  recited  Will  of  the  said  testator  annexed  his 
Goods  Chattels  and  Credits  left  unadministered  by  his  said  executrix 
were  granted  to  the  said  Harriet  Penfold  one  of  the  said  daughters, 
and  residuary   legatees,   by  the  Prerogative  Court  of  the  Arch- 


Anna  Powell  Grant  (Sears)  Amory 
1813-1895 


AND    EDWARD    PENFOLD.  685 

bishop  of  Canterbury  and  whereas  the  said  William  Penfold,  the 
son  of  the  said  testator  has  received  his  legacy  or  sum  of  one  hundred 
pounds,  part  of  the  said  remaining  sum,  of  the  said  eight  hundred 
pounds  three  per  cent,  Consolidated  Bank  annuities  and  the  residue 
thereof  has  been  sold  and  converted  into  money,  and  after  deducting 
the  costs  and  charges  of  the  said  administration  of  the  said  Harriet 
Penfold,  and  the  legacy  duty,  payable  in  respect  of  the  proceed  of 
the  said  sum  of  Eight  hundred  pounds,  three  per  cent,  consolidated 
Bank  Annuities  of  the  net  residue  thereof  has  been  divided  between 
his  said  four  daughters,  Ann  Penfold,  Harriet  Penfold,  Charlotte 
Penfold,  Maria  (Penfold)  Trew,  with  the  assent  of  the  said  William 
Martin  Trew,  testified  by  his  executing  these  Present  Pursuant  to 
the  bequest  to  them  contained  in  the  said  recited  Will,  and  whereas 
the  said  Harriet  Penfold,  as  such  administratrix  as  aforesaid,  has 
divided  the  household  Goods  and  Furniture,  Plate,  Linen,  and 
China  belonging  to  the  said  testator  equally  between  herself  and  the 
said  Ann  Penfold,  Charlotte  Penfold  to  their  Satisfaction,  pursuant 
to  the  bequest  thereof  contained,  in  the  said  Will,  as  they  do  thereby 
acknowledge,  and  in  consideration  thereof  the  said  Ann  Penfold, 
Charlotte  Penfold,  Maria  Trew,  and  William  Martin  Trew,  have 
consented  to  give  unto  the  said  Harriet  Penfold  the  release  hereinafter 
contained. 

Now  Know  Ye,  and  these  Present  Witnes,  that  for  and  in  consider- 
ation of  the  premises  and  for  other  divers  other  causes  and  considera- 
tions them  thereunto  moving,  they  the  said  Ann  Penfold,  Charlotte 
Penfold,  and  William  Martin  Trew,  and  Maria  his  wife,  do  and  each 
of  them  doth,  for  herself  and  himself,  and  her  and  his  heirs  executors 
and  administrators  remiss,  release,  and  for  ever  quit  claim  and 
discharge,  the  said  Harriet  Penfold  as  such  administratrix  with  the 
Will  of  the  said  late  William  Penfold  deceased  annexed  as  aforesaid 
her  heirs,  executors  and  administrators  lands  and  tenements  goods 
and  chattels  of,  from  and  against  all,  and  all  of  action,  and  actions, 
cause,  and  causes  of  action,  suits,  accounts,  reckonings,  sum,  and 
sums  of  money,  legacies,  controversies,  damages,  debts,  dues,  duties, 
liabilities  and  every  other  claim  and  demand  whatsoever,  both  at 
law,  and  in  equity,  which  against  the  said  Harriet  Penfold  as  such, 
administratrix  as  aforesaid  her  heirs,  executors,  or  administrators 
they  the  said  Ann  Penfold,  Charlotte  Penfold,  William  Martin  Trew, 
and  Maria  his  wife,  or  any  or  either  of  them,  now  have  or  hath,  ever 
had,  or  which  they  or  any  either  of  them  their,  or  either  of  their 
heirs,  executors,  or  administrators  or  any  of  them  or  any  person  or 
persons  claiming,  or  to  claim  under  them  or  any  either  of  them,  at 
any  time  hereafter  can,  shall  or  may  have  claim  challenge  or  demand 
for  or  on  account  of  or  concerning  the  personal  estate  and  effects, 
of  the  said  William  Penfold  deceased,  or  any  part  thereof,  or  the 
administration  thereof  or  of  any  part  thereof,  by  the  said  Harriet 
Penfold,  as  such  administratrix  as  aforesaid  or  otherwise  how  some 


686  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   MARY    LINZEE 

ever,  in  any  wise  relating  thereto  or  for  or  by  reason  of  any  other 
matter  cause,  or  thing  what  so  ever  from  the  beginning  of  the  World 
to  the  date  of  these  presents,  in  witness  whereof  the  parties  to  these 
presents  have  hereunto  set  their  hands  and  seals,  this  17th  day  of 
April  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  one  Thousand,  eight  hundred,  and 
Forty  Four.  Signed  and  Sealed,  Ann  Penfold,  Charlotte  Penfold, 
William  Martin  Trew,  and  Maria  Trew. 

This  is  written  at  the  back  of  Indenture. 

Signed,  Sealed  and  delivered  by  the  within  named,  Ann  Penfold, 
and  Charlotte  Penfold,  in  the  presence  of  Wm.  Pearce,  Sohcitor, 
Portsea. 

Signed,  Sealed  and  delivered  by  the  within  named,  William  Mar- 
tin Trew,  and  Maria  Trew,  in  the  presence  of  James  Fields,  of  Peck- 
ham  Rye,  Surrey,  Gentleman  late  of  Vanbrugh  House,  Blackheath. 

Dated  the  17th  day  of  April  1844.  The  Misses  Ann  and  Charlotte 
Penfold  and  WilUam  Martin  Trew  and  Maria  his  wife  to  Miss  Har- 
riet Penfold,  administratrix,  de  bonis  non,  of  Mr.  WiUiam  Penfold 
with  his  Will  annexed,  release  of  all  claims  and  demands,  under  the 
Will  of  the  late  Mr.  Penfold  deceased.  (Copied  5  Nov.  1916,  by 
the  great  granddaughter  of  the  above  Wilham  Penfold,  viz.,  Mary 
Gertrude  Penfold). 

Children  of  William  Penfold  (111-1)  and  Anne  Broadbent. 

I.  Anne,  b.  9  Dec.  1789,  Kingston,  Portsea®;  liv.  there  in  1844®; 

d. 1876,  unmarried®. 

111-5.       II.  William,  b.  6  Apr.  1791,  Kingston,  Portsea®. 

III.  Harriet,   b.   23  Apr.   1794,   Kingston,   Portsea®;    liv.   1844 

(P.  R.);  d. ,  unmarried®;  she  lived  with  her  sister  Mrs. 

Maria  Trew®. 

IV.  Charlotte,  b.  31  Mar.  1797,  Kingston,  Portsea®;   liv.  there 

in  1844®;  d.  —  Aug.  1877,  unmarried,  at  Portsmouth®. 
111-6.        V.  Maria,  b.  2  Mar.  1801,  Kingston,  Portsea®. 

VI.  George,  b.  26  June  1803,  Kingston,  Portsea®;  d. young®. 

VII.  Jane,  b.  27  July  1806,  Kingston,  Portsea®;  d. young®. 


111-2.  JOHN  PENFOLD,  son  of  Mary  Linzee  (111)  and  Edward 

Penfold;    b.  about  1760,  Portsea,  Hants,  England;    d.  ;    m. 

,  at  Plymouth,  Devon,  where  he  held  the  office  of  Master 

Ropemaker  in  the  dockyard®. 

Children  of  John  Penfold  (111-2)  and . 


I.  John  Linzee,  m.  Margaret  Swain,  and  d.  without  issue®. 

II.  George,  prob.  left  no  issue®. 
111-7.      III.  Rebecca,  b.  about  1785. 
111-8.       IV.  Elizabeth,  m.  Lieut.  Andrew  Crawford,  R.N.®. 


AND    EDWARD    PENFOLD.  687 

V.  Gertrude  Mart,  m.  Capt.  Edward  Sabben,  R.N.,  and  d. 
without  issue®;  Commander  Seniority  1  July  1846;  they 
resided  at  45  King  St.,  Portsea®. 


111-3.  ROBERT  PENFOLD,  son  of  Mary  Linzee  (111)  and 
Edward  Penfold;  b.  about  1767;  bapt.  14  June  1774,  Church  of  St. 
Mary's,  Kingston,  Portsea,  Hants,  England,  as  Robert  son  of  Ed- 
ward Penfold,  aged  7  years  (Par.  Reg.) ;  liv.  in  1824,  being  mentioned 
as  my  brother  Mr.  Rt.  Penfold  of  Holborn,  in  the  will  of  his  brother 
George  Penfold®;  he  was  connected  with  the  Woolwich  Dockyard®, 
and  therefore  the  my  nephew  Mr.  George  Penfold  of  Woolwich 
mentioned  in  the  will  of  his  brother  George  Penfold,  might  be  a 
son  of  Robert;  it  is  probable  that  he  had  a  granddaughter  Mary 
(Penfold)  Steel  who  was  alive  in  1884,  and  she  had  a  son  Patrick®. 

111-4.  EDWARD  PENFOLD,  son  of  Mary  Linzee  (111)   and 

Edward  Penfold;    b.  ,  prob.  at  Portsea,  Hants,  England;    d. 

before  1824,  when  his  name  and  that  of  his  daughter  Rebecca  were 
mentioned  in  the  will  of  his  brother  George  Penfold®;  m. ®.  (0 

Child  of  Edward  Penfold  (111-4). 

I.  Rebecca,  living  in  1824,  at  Limehouse,  London,  by  the  will 
of  her  uncle  George  Penfold®. 


111-5.  WILLIAM  PENFOLD,  son  of  WilHam  Penfold  (111-1) 
and  Anne  Broadbent;  b.  6  Apr.  1791,  Kingston,  Portsea,  Hants, 
England®;  d.  23  Feb.  1882,  Southsea,  Hants®;  m.  Sophia  Jane 
Piddell  —  May  1814,  a  sister  to  Anne  who  m.  Thomas  West®;  Wil- 
liam Penfold  of  Portsea,  gent,  21,  bachelor,  and  Sophia  Jane  Piddell 
of  same,  a  minor,  with  the  consent  of  her  father  William  Piddell  of 
the  same,  gent,  at  Portsea,  8  May  1814  (Marriage  Licenses  of  Win- 
chester, Hants,  England) ;  dau.  of  William  and  Sophia  Jane  (Fowles 

or  Foulis)  Piddell®;    b.  1795  Kingston,  Portsea®;   d.  10  Jan. 

1838,  by  her  gravestone  in  the  Churchyard  of  St.  Mary's,  Kingston, 
Portsea,  as  Sophia  Jane  Penfold  aged  43  y. 

William  Penfold  was  chief  accountant  in  the  Woolwich,  Kent, 
dockyard.  When  residing  at  Portsea  his  residence  was  at  31  King 
Street,  and  afterwards  at  Clarendon  Road,  Southsea®.  He  retired 
from  the  service  of  his  government  after  fifty  years  of  service,  and 
had  four  of  his  sons  in  the  navy  and  admiralty®. 


Q)  Mrs.  Penfold,  wife  of  Mr.  P.  of  Kingston  upon  Thames,  d.  31  June 
1796  (G.M.). 

Mary  wife  of  Edward  Penfold  Esq.  of  Loose  Court,  next  Maidstone,  d. 
30  Jan.  1842,  aged  85  (G.M.). 


688  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   MARY   LINZEE 

The  Piddells  were  French  refugees  who  came  to  reside  at  or  near 
Portsmouth;  WiUiam  Piddell  married  secondly  a  Miss  Cox;  their 
children  were  Charlotte,  Amelia,  and  Elizabeth®. 

Children  of  William  Penfold  (111-5)  and  Sophia  Jane 

Piddell. 

I.  Sophia  Jane,  b. 1815,  at  Mile  End,  near  Portsmouth, 

Hants,  England®;  d. ,  Southsea,  Hants®. 

II.  William,  b. 1816,  at  Mile  End®;   he  was  employed  in 

the   transport   and   commissariat   department   of   the   ad- 
miralty  in   the   Plymouth   Dockyard®;    he   d.  1858, 

Stonehouse,  Devon,  from  blood  poisoning  contracted  dur- 
ing the  Russian  war  in  the  Crimea®. 
111-9.      III.  George,  b.  26  Mar.  1818,  at  Mile  End®. 
111-10.     IV.  Edward  Linzee,  b.  23  Apr.  1820,  at  Mile  End.® 

V.  Mary  Frances,  b. ;  d.  in  infancy®. 

VI.  John,   b.  -,   at   31    Kings   Street,    Portsea,    Hants®;    d. 


111-11.    VII.  Frederick,  b.  19  Feb.  1830,  Portsea®. 
111-12.  VIII.  Alfred,  b.  29  Jan.  1832,  Portsea®. 
111-13.     IX.  Henry,  b.  2  Apr.  1834,  Portsea®. 
111-14.      X.  Charles  Andrew,  b.  3  Jan.  1838,  Portsea®. 


111-6.  MARIA  PENFOLD,  dau.  of  William  Penfold  (111-1) 
and  Anne  Broadbent;  b.  2  Mar.  1801,  Kingston,  Portsea,  Hants, 
England®;  m.  William  Martin  Trew,  a  schoolmaster  of  Montpellier 
House,  Blackheath  Hill,  Blackheath,  Kent®;  they  had  a  numerous 
family®. 


111-7.  REBECCA   PENFOLD,   dau.   of  John  Penfold   (111-2) 

and ;  b.  about  1785, ;  d.  5  Mar.   1841,  ®;  m. 

Lieutenant,  afterwards  Rear  Admiral,   John  Pasco,  1  Sept.  1805, 

®;    prob.  son  of  John  Pasco  of  Stoke  Damerell,  shipwright, 

who  m.  EHzabeth  Bamfield  (sic),  lie.  29  Dec.  1772,  at  St.  Andrews 
Church,  Plymouth  (Par.  Reg.),  Devon,  England  (0;  b.  20  Dec. 
1774,  Devonport,  Devon®  (Clowe's  Naval  Hist.);  d.  16  Nov.  1853, 
Stonehouse,  Devon,  of  Cholera®. 

Captain  John  Pasco,  R.N.,  m.  2d  Eliza  Weaver,  22  July  1843,  at 
Stonehouse,  widow  of  Captain  John  Weaver  of  the  Royal  Marines, 
and  youngest  dau.  of  the  late  Rev.  Wm.  Tanner,  Rector  of  Menshaw 
(CM.);  b. ;  d. {'). 


(>)  John,  son  of  William  and  Joan  Pascoe,  bapt.  24  Feb.  1776  Stoke  Dam- 
erel  (Par.  Reg.). 

(2)  A  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Pascoe,  d.  14  Feb.  1856,  aged  73  y.  at  Halston, 
Cornwall  (G.M.). 


AND    EDWARD    PENFOLD.  689 

John  Pasco  became  a  Lieutenant  in  the  Royal  Navy  the  15  July 
1795,  and  in  1805  served  as  Senior  Lieutenant  and  Signal  Officer 
with  Admiral  Horatio  Nelson  on  board  the  battleship  Victory,  when 
he  unfurled  the  famous  message  at  the  Battle  of  Trafalgar,  "  Eng- 
land expects  that  every  man  will  do  his  duty  ". 

John  Pasco  was  a  Lieutenant  of  the  Penelope  on  the  Halifax 
Station,  He  became  a  Commander  the  24  Dec.  1805,  Captain  the 
3  Apr.  1811,  and  Rear  Admiral  the  22  Sept.  1847,  of  the  Red. 

(Dictionary  of  National  Biography,  under  Pasco;  and  ''  A  Roving 
Commission,  Naval  Reminiscences,"  by  his  son  Commander  Craw- 
ford Pasco,  R.N.). 

Children  of  Rebecca  Penfold  (111-7)  and  Rear  Admiral 

John  Pasco. 

111-15.       I.  William  Montague  Isaacson  George,  b.  12  Mar.  1807, 

o_ 

111-16.      II.  HoRATiA  Victoria  Elizabeth  ATcmsoN,  b.  21  Oct.   1808, 

111-17.     III.  John  Andrew  Charles  O'Connell,  b.  5  July  1810,  on  board 

H.M.S.  Hindostan  off  Patagonia®. 
IV.  Emily  Arthur  Grove,  b.   15  Mar.   1814,  Cork,  Ireland®; 

d.  19  June  1822, ®. 

111-18.      V.  Josephine  Banfield  Mends,  b.  7  Oct.  1815,  Devonshire®. 
111-19.     VI.  Crawford  Atchison  Denman,  b.  17  Jan.  1818,  Plymouth, 

Devon,  England®. 
VII.  George  Magrath  Ley,  b.  7  Apr.  1822,  ®;    d.  14  Feb. 

1855,  Cape  Coast  Castle,  Africa®,  of  a  fever,  aged  34,  Lieut. 

Gold   Coast   Corps    (G.M.);    he   belonged    to   the   Royal 

Marines®. 

Family  records  of  Rebecca  Penfold  (111-7)  and  her  descendants  were  con- 
tributed by  her  grandson  Montague  Gordon  Charles  Pasco  (111-39),  except 
as  noted  under  (111-16). 


111-8.  ELIZABETH  PENFOLD,  dau.  of  John  Penfold  (111-2) 

and ;    b.  ;    d.  ,  at  Portsea,  Hants,  England,  as 

Ehzabeth  Crawford,  aged  59  y.,  relict  of  Dr.  Andrew  Crawford, 
R.N.,  by  her  gravestone  at  St.  Mary's  churchyard,  Kingston,  Portsea; 
m.  Lieutenant  Andrew  Crawford,  R.N.®;  they  resided  at  45  King 
St.,  Portsea®. 

Children   of   Elizabeth   Penfold    (111-8)   and   Andrew 

Crawford. 

I.  Andrew,  b. ;  an  officer  in  the  Indian  Army®. 

II.  John,  b. ;  an  officer  in  the  Indian  Army®. 


690  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   MARY   LINZEE 

111-9.  GEORGE  PENFOLD,  son  of  William  Penfold  (111-5) 
and  Sophia  Jane  Piddell;  b.  26  Mar.  1818,  at  Mile  End,  Portsmouth, 
Hants,  England®;  d.  23  May  1863,  at  Sea®;  m.  Jane  England 
Johnson,  10  Oct.  1849,  Glin,  Co.  Limerick,  Ireland®;  dau.  of  Rev. 
Edward  Johnson  and  Jane  Terry®;  b.  25  May  1830,  Glin,  Co.  Lim- 
erick®; d.  23  May  1865,  Hastings,  Sussex,  England®. 

George  Penfold  was  paymaster  in  the  Royal  Navy®. 

Children  of  George  Penfold  (111-9)  and  Jane  England 

Johnson. 

111-20.       I.  Sophia  Jane,  b.  26  July  1850,  Hasler,  Gosport,  Hants®. 

111-2L      iL  William  George  Edward,  b.  17  Sept.  1852,  Hasler  Hospital, 
Gosport®. 

111-22.    III.  Robert  Henry  (twin),  b.  1  Feb.  1855,  Gosport®. 

111-23.     IV.  Mary  (twin),  b.  1  Feb.  1855,  Gosport®. 

V.  George  Harvey,  b.  18  May  1860,  Queenstown,  Co.  Cork, 
Ireland®;  was  for  30  years  in  the  Educational  Department 
of  Natal;  now  retired  on  a  pension.  Address,  —  Maritz- 
burg.  Natal,  So.  Africa,  P.  0.  Box  307;  unmarried. 

Family  records  of  George  Penfold  (111-9)  and  his  descendants  were  con- 
tributed by  his  daughter  Sophia  Jane  (Penfold)  Cecil  (111-20),  except  as 
noted  under  (111-21),  and  (111-22). 


111-10.  EDWARD  LINZEE  PENFOLD,  son  of  William  Pen- 
fold  (111-5)  and  Sophia  Jane  Piddell;  b.  23  Apr.  1820,  at  Mile  End, 
Portsmouth,  Hants,  England,  and  at  the  next  house  Charles  Dickens 
was  born®;  d.  17  Oct.  1904,  "  Catherington  ",  8  Furzedown  Road, 
Southampton,  Hants®;  m.  Fanny  Love,  2  June  1853,  Bridport, 
Dorset®;  youngest  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Sophia  Jane  (Collins)  Love, 
his  wife  being  a  grandchild  of  Mr.  Foulis,  a  family  of  French 
extraction®;  Thomas  Love's  mother  was  a  Miss  Hale,  a  direct  de- 
scendant of  Sir  Matthew  Hale,  Lord  Chief  Justice  of  England®;  b. 
4  Oct.  1830,  Somers  Town,  Southsea,  Hants®;  d.  30  Jan.  1915, 
Southampton®. 

Edward  Linzee  Penfold  was  collector  of  H.  M.  customs.  For  the 
letter  of  George  III.,  to  Admiral  Samuel  Lord  Hood,  which  was 
contributed  by  Miss  Fanny  Sophia  Penfold,  —  see  the  records  of 
Susannah  Linzee  (114),  in  Chapter  VIII. 

Residence,  —  Catherington,  8  Furzedown  Road,  Southampton. 

Children  of  Edward  Linzee  Penfold  (111-10)  and  Fanny 

Love. 

I.  Linzee  Love,  b.  25  Mar.  1856,  Bridport,  Dorset®;   d.  7  Apr. 

1859,  Llanelly,  South  Wales®. 
II.  Fanny  SopmA,  b.  30  June  1859,  Cowes,  Isle  of  Wight,  Hants®. 


AND    EDWARD    PENFOLD.  691 

III.  Edith  Mary,  b.  10  July  1861,  Llanelly®;    d.  2  Dec.  1861, 

LlanellyQ. 

IV.  Mary  Gertrude,  b.  15  June  1863,  Cardigan,  South  Wales®. 
V.  Emily,  b.  and  d.  —  May  1865,  Cardigan®. 


111-11.  FREDERICK  PENFOLD,  son  of  William  Penfold 
(111-5)  and  Sophia  Jane  Piddell;  b.  19  Feb.  1830,  Portsea,  Hants, 
England®;  m.  Sarah  Anne  Lamb  Willcox,  11  May  1861,  Wareham, 
Dorset®;  eldest  dau.  of  Dr.  Charles  and  Mary  Anne  (Lamb)  Will- 
cox of  Swanage  and  Wareham®;  also  niece  of  Admiral  Willcox®; 
b.  8  Apr.  1834,  Swanage,  Dorset®;  d.  4  Jan.  1895,  Forest  Hill,  Kent®. 

Frederick  Penfold  served  through  the  second  Burmese  War,  and 
in  the  Russian  War  both  in  the  Crimea  and  Baltic.  Also  in  wars 
in  Burmah  1850-57,  in  China  1858-60,  and  in  Japan.  He  is  pay- 
master-in-chief of  the  Royal  Navy.  Has  the  medals  for  Burmah, 
Baltic,  Crimea  (with  clasp  for  Sebastopol),  Turkish,  and  China 
(with  clasps  for  Tahu  1858  and  1860). 

Residence,  —  Valetta,  Horsham,  Sussex. 

Children   of  Frederick   Penfold    (111-11)    and  Sarah    Anne 

Lamb  Willcox. 

I.  Arthur,  b.  8  Feb.  1862,  Chatham,  Kent®;   d.  22  Jan.  1878, 

Weymouth,  Dorset®. 
II.  Frederick   Charles   King,    b.    20   Sept.    1864,    Wareham, 

Dorset®;  d.  7  May  1870,  Wareham®. 
III.  Ada  Valletta,  b.  2  Nov.  1868,  Malta®;  d.  5  July  1869,  Malta®. 
111-24.     IV.  Frank,  b.  11  Dec.  1869,  Malta®. 

111-25.      V.  Lewis  Dudley,  b.  13  Mar.  1872,  Halifax,  Nova  Scotia®. 
VI.  Ada  Ethel,  b.  4  Feb.  1874,  Warminster,  Wilts®. 
VII.  Edith  Annette,  b.  26  Feb.  1876,  Weymouth®. 
VIII.  Mabel,  b.  18  Jan.  1878,  Weymouth®;  d.  27  Jan.  1884,  Ports- 
mouth, Hants®. 
IX.  Edwin  Frederic,  b.  9  May  1879,  Portsmouth    Dockyard®; 
d.  25  Jan.  1880,  Southsea,  Portsmouth®. 

Family  records  of  Frederick  Penfold  (111-11)  and  his  descendants  were 
contributed  by  his  daughter  Ada  Ethel  Penfold. 


111-12.  ALFRED  PENFOLD,  son  of  Wilham  Penfold  (111-5) 
and  Sophia  Jane  Piddell;  b.  29  Jan.  1832,  Portsea,  Hants,  England®; 
m.  Annette  Willcox,  11  Apr.  1857,  Wareham,  Dorset®;  2d  dau.  of 
Dr.  Charles  and  Mary  Anne  (Lamb)  Willcox  of  Swanage  and  Ware- 
ham, Dorset®;  b.  26  Jan.  1836,  Swanage®;  d.  12  June  1885,  Pem- 
broke Dock,  South  Wales®;  she  was  niece  of  Admiral  Willcox®. 

Alfred  Penfold  was  Secretary  of  Pembroke  Dockyard. 

Resides,  —  23  Albert  Grove,  Southsea,  Hants,  England, 


692  the  descendants  of  mary  linzee 

Children  of  Alfred  Penfold   (111-12)   and  Annette  Willcox. 

I.  Lydia,  b.  10  May  1859,  Southsea,  Hants®. 
111-26.      II.  John,  b.  14  Aug.  1861,  Portsea®;  d.  23  June  1910®. 

III.  Helex  Mary,  b.  24  Mar.  1863,  Portsea®. 

IV.  Herbert,  b.  10  Nov.  1865,  Portsea®;  d.  9  June  1866,  Portsea®. 
111-27.      V.  Ernest  Alfred,  b.  6  Dec.  1866,  Southsea,  Hants®. 

VI.  Florence  Grace,  b.  7  Jan.  1868,  Southsea®. 
111-28.    VII.  Montague  Augustus,  b.  9  May  1869,  Southsea®. 

VIII.  Louisa  Annette,  b.  6  Sept.  1871,  Southsea®;  d.  11  Feb.  1874, 
Portsea®. 
111-29.     IX.  Owt;n  Linzey,  b.  12  Sept.  1872,  Portsea®. 

X.  Annette,  b.  21  June  1874,  Portsea®;  d.  20  Nov.  1875,  Portsea®. 
XI.  Constance,  b.  31  July  1876,  Portsea®;    d.  30  Aug.   1876, 
Portsea®. 

Family  records  of  Alfred  Penfold  (111-12)  and  his  descendants  were 
contributed  bv  his  daughter-in-law  Ada  (Dixon)  Penfold,  wiie  of  Ernest 
Alfred  Penfold  (111-27). 

111-13.  HENRY  PENFOLD,  son  of  William  Penfold  (111-5) 
and  Sophia  Jane  Piddell;  b.  2  Apr.  1834,  Portsea,  Hants,  England®; 

m.  Emma ®;    he  lived  in  Brisbane,  Australia,  when  last  heard 

from,  and  had  a  numerous  family®. 

111-14.  CHARLES  ANDREW  PENFOLD,  son  of  William  Pen- 
fold  (111-5)  and  Sophia  Jane  Piddell;  b.  3  Jan.  1838,  Portsea,  Hants, 
England®;  d. 1906, ®;  m.  Hadee®;  left  no  issue. 

111-15.  WILLLAM  MONTAGUE  IS.\ACSON  GEORGE 
PASCO,  son  of  Rebecca  Penfold  (111-7)  and  Rear  Admiral  John 

Pasco;    b.   12  Mar.   1807,  ®;    Commander  Royal  Na\^^;    d. 

5  Jan.  1873,  Exeter,  Devon,  England®;  m.  Sarah  Sargent  Kerswell, 
24  Apr.  1839, ®. 

For  other  information,  see  Addenda. 

111-16.  HORATLl     VICTORIA     ELIZABETH      ATCHISON 

PASCO,  dau.  of  Rebecca  Penfold  (111-7)  and  Rear  Admiral  John 

Pasco;    b.  21  Oct.  1808,  ®;    d.  3  Oct.  1883,  Bath,  Somerset, 

England,  and  bur.  at  Springfield,  Chelmsford,  Essex;  m.  Lieutenant, 
afterwards  Admiral,  John  Bonnemaison  Bunch  McHardy,  11  Dec. 
1830,  Stoke,  Devon;  son  of  Robert  McHardy,  a  merchant  in  the  West 
Indies  and  afterwards  of  Florida,  U.  S.  A.,  and  Mary  Dean,  dau.  of 
John  Bunch  of  Nassau,  New  Providence,  Bahamas®;  b.  3  Dec. 
1801,  in  the  Bahamas®;  d.  19  Dec.  1882,  Bath,  Somerset,  and  bur. 
at  Springfield®. 

Residence,  —  Springfield,  Chelmsford,  Essex,  and  Bath,  Somerset. 

Arms:  —  Gu.  a  dexter  hand  fesswise  couped,  holding  a  dagger  in 
pale  point  downward  arg.  and  in  chief  two  spur  rowels  or. 


Elizab?:th  Ann  (Amory)  Dextf.k 


AND    EDWARD    PENFOLD.  693 

Crest:  —  An  arm  in  armour  embowed  holding  in  the  hand  a 
scimitar  all  ppr. 

Motto:  —  Tout  Hardi. 

John  Bonnemaison  Bunch  McHardy  entered  the  Royal  Navy, 
the  25  May  1812;  promoted  Lieutenant  19  Aug.  1824,  and  Comman- 
der 20  Dec.  1830;  he  was  employed  in  the  Coastguard  from  8  Mar. 
1831-1840;  promoted  Captain  1  Jan.  1840.  He  was  appointed 
first  Chief  Constable  for  the  county  of  Essex,  the  11  Feb.  1840, 
when  the  Police  Force  was  established,  and  held  that  appointment 
till  he  resigned  the  18  Oct.  1861.  He  was  always  looked  upon  as 
the  father  of  the  police  in  England.  He  obtained  his  flag  rank  in 
Feb.  1858.  He  moved  to  Bath  in  Nov.  1881.  (Burke's  Family 
Records,  p.  405). 

Children  of  Horatia  Victoria  Elizabeth  Atchison  Pasco 
(111-16)  and  Admiral  John  Bonnemaison  Bunch  McHardy. 

I.  John  Robert,  b.  6  Oct.  1831®;  d.  15  Oct.  1831®. 
II.  Mary,  b.  7  Jan.  1833®;  d.  2  May  1844,  accidentally  drowned, 


111-30.    HI.  Malvina,  b.  11  Feb.  1834, ®. 

111-31.     IV.  John  George  Graham,  b.  25  June  1835, ®. 

V.  Emily  Lees,  b.  7  Dec.  1836,  ®;    d.  30  June  1857,  un- 
married,   ®. 

111-32.     VI.  Goghlan  McLean,  b.  22  June  1838, ®. 

111-33.    VII.  Hardy,  b.  26  Nov.  1840,  Springfield,  Chelmsford,  Essex®. 

VIII.  HoRATiA  ViCTORiNE,  b.  4  July  1842,  Springfield,  Chelmsford®; 
d.  6  July  1846. 
111-34.     IX.  Wallace  Bruce,  b.  19  Apr.  1844,  Springfield,  Chelmsford®. 
X.  Stewart,  b.  11  July  1847,  Springfield®;  d.  28  July  1847®. 
XI.  Mary  Victorine,  b.  16  Sept.  1848,  Springfield®. 
XII.  Charles  Stuart,  b.  22  Aug.  1850,  Springfield®;   d.  23  Mar. 
1851. 
111-35.  xni.  Malcolm  MacDonald,  b.  15  Mar.  1852,  Springfield®. 
XIV.  Charles  Frederick,  b.  8  Mar.  1856,  Springfield®. 

Family  records  of  Horatia  Victoria  Elizabeth  Atchison  Pasco  (111-16) 
and  her  descendants  were  contributed  by  her  daughter  Mary  Victorine 
McHardy,  except  as  noted  under  (111-32). 

111-17.  JOHN  ANDREW  CHARLES  O'CONNELL  PASCO, 
son  of  Rebecca  Penfold  (111-7)  and  Rear  Admiral  John  Pasco;  b. 
5  July  1810,  on  H.  M.  S.  Hindostan,  off  Isle  Grande,  Patagonia®; 
d.  —  Aug.  1843,  Hongkong,  China®;   m.  Juha  Styles,  5  June  1832, 

®;    dau.  of  Lieutenant  Styles,  R.N.®;    he  was  a  Commander 

in  the  Royal  Navy®. 

Child  of  John  Andrew  Charles  O'Connell  Pasco  (111-17) 

And  Julia  Styles. 

111-36.       I.  Daughter,  m.  Mackenzie®. 


G94  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   MARY    LINZEE 

111-18.  JOSEPHINE  BANFIELD   MENDS    PASCO,   dau.   of 
Rebecca  Penfold  (111-7)  and  Rear  Admiral  John  Pasco;   b.  7  Oct. 

1815,  Devonshire®;   d.  ;   m.  Lieutenant  Hugh  Kinsman,  R.N,, 

23  Dec.  1841,  Stoke,  Devon®;  he  was  lost  at  sea  on  H.M.S.  Avenger 
the  20  Dec.  1847,  on  the  Sorelles  in  the  Mediterranean®. 

Child  of  Josephine  Banfield  Mends  Pasco  (111-18)  and 

Hugh  Kinsman. 

111-37.       I.  Mary  Elizabeth,  b.  13  Nov.  1842, ®. 


111-19.  CRAWFORD  ATCHISON  DENMAN  PASCO,  son 
of  Rebecca  Penfold  (111-7)  and  Rear  Admiral  John  Pasco;  b.  17 
Jan.  1818,  Plymouth  Dock,  Devon,  England®;  d.  18  Feb.  1898, 
Melbourne,  Victoria,  Australia®;    m.  1st  Mary  Elizabeth  Emmett, 

1852,  Newtown,  Tasmania®;    dau.  of  Henry  James  Emmett 

(b.  1782)  and  Mary  Thompson  Townsend  of  Newtown®;  b.  3  Dec. 
1820, ®;  d.  4  Sept.  1863,  Maryborough,  Victoria®. 

Henry  James  Emmett  was  private  secretary  to  Lord  Palmerston, 
Prime  Minister  of  England,  and  afterwards  to  Sir  George  Arthur, 
Governor  of  Tasmania.  The  Emmetts  claim  descent  from  Earl  de 
la  Warr  and  trace  from  Reign  of  Charles  II.®. 

Crawford  Atchison  Denman  Pasco  m.  2d  Frances  Emily  Barker, 
24  Apr.  1867,  Maryborough,  Victoria®;  3d  dau.  of  Thomas  Barker, 
M.D.  (Trinity  College,  Dubhn),  of  Rathargad  Lodge,  co.  Kildare, 
Ireland,  and  Frances  AHcia,  dau.  of  Arthur  Lawder  of  Bonnybeg,  co. 
Meath,  Ireland®;  b. . 

Crawford  Atchison  Denman  Pasco  was  a  Commander  in  the  Royal 
Navy;  seniority  the  20  Nov.  1843;  he  was  also  a  police  magistrate 
of  Victoria,  Australia,  and  F.R.G.S.  Also  author  of  "  A  Roving 
Commission,  Naval  Reminiscences  ". 

Children  of  Crawford  Atchison  Denman  Pasco  (111-19) 
And  1st  wife  Mary  Emmett. 

I,  II.  Twin  Boy  and  Girl,  b.  and  d.  18  Apr.  1853, ®. 

HI.  Crawford  Perry  Bate,  b.  8  Apr.  1854,  ®;    d.  3  Dec. 

1857®,  Melbourne,  Victoria®. 
IV.  Mary  Isabel  Penfold,   b.   18   Sept.    1855,   Williamstown, 

Victoria®;  d.  7  July  1893®. 
v.  Grace,  b.  27  Jan.  1857,  Swan  Hill,  Victoria,  Australia®;   d. 

20  June  1857,  Swan  HiU®. 
VI.  George  (twin),  b.  and  d.  15  Mar.  1859,  Bendigo,  Victoria®. 
111-38.    vn.  Ruth  (twan),  b.  15  Mar.  1859,  Bendigo,  Victoria®. 
111-39.  VIII.  Montague  Gordon  Charles,  b.  14  Dec.  1860,  Swan  Hill, 

Victoria®. 
111-40.     IX.  Frederick  Claude  Coote,  b.  24  Feb.  1863,  Maryborough, 
Victoria®. 


and  edward  penfold.  695 

Children  of  Crawford  Atchison  Denman  Pasco  (111-19) 
AND  2d  wife  Frances  Emily  Barker. 

X.  Emily  Frances,  b.  30  Jan.  1868,  Maryborough,  Victoria®. 

111-41.     XI.  Alice  Josephine,  b.  5  Sept.  1869,  Smythesdale,  Victoria®. 

XII.  William  Henry,  b.  13  Aug.  1871,  Smythesdale,  Victoria®. 

For  other  information,  see  Addenda. 

111-20.  SOPHIA  JANE  PENFOLD,  dau.  of  George  Penfold 
(111-9)  and  Jane  England  Johnson;  b.  26  July  1850,  Haslar,  Gos- 
port,  Hants,  England®;  m.  Dodge  Cooper  Cecil,  Lieutenant  in  H.M. 
47th  Foot,  14  Sept.  1870,  at  Dubhn,  Ireland®;  son  of  Henry  Tears 
Cecil  of  Toddington,  Bedfordshire,  and  Amelia  Dodge  Cooper  of 
Park  House,  Highgate,  London®;  b. . 

Mr.  Cecil  traces  his  ancestry  back  to  the  days  of  Edward  the 
Black  Prince,  to  whom  his  remote  ancestress,  the  Lady  Dodge,  was 
wetnurse®. 

Residence,  —  The  Elms,  North  Bersted,  Bognor,  Sussex. 

Children  of  Sophia  Jane  Penfold  (111-20)  and  Lieutenant 

Dodge  Cooper  Cecil. 

I.  Fred  William,  b.  23  Oct.  1871,  Dublin,  Ireland®;  unmarried®. 
II.  Aubrey,  b.  14  July  1872,  Southsea,  Hants®;  d.  22  July  1882, 
Bersted®. 

III.  William,  b.  3  July  1874,  Southsea®;  d.  5  Feb.  1875,  Southsea®. 

IV.  Arthur,  b.  22  Dec.  1876,  Southsea®;  d.  30  Dec.  1878,  South- 

sea®. 
111-42.      V.  Amelia  Dodge  Cooper,  b.  23  June  1880,  Southsea,  Hants, 
England®. 

111-21.  WILLIAM   GEORGE  EDWARD   PENFOLD,    son  of 

George  Penfold  (111-9)  and  Jane  England  Johnson;  b.  17  Sept. 
1852,  Haslar  Hospital,  Gosport,  Hants,  England®;  he  was  pay- 
master-in-chief, Royal  Navy,  and  Secretary  of  Naval  and  Marine 
Orphan  Home  at  Portsmouth;  m.  Lily  Hudson,  5  Jan.  1881,  Parish 
Church,  Jamaica,  West  Indies®;  dau.  of  Dr.  Edmund  Lord  Hudson 

of  Liverpool,  and  Elizabeth  Baker®;  b. . 

Residence,  —  Briar  Cottage,  Freestone  Road,  Southsea,  Hants. 

Children  of  William  George  Edward  Penfold  (111-21)  and 

Lily  Hudson. 

111-43.       I.  Violet,  b.  7  Mar.  1882,  Port  Royal,  Jamaica®. 
111-44.      II.  Nor  AH  Lily,  b.  8  Feb.  1884,  Southsea,  Hants®. 

in.  Adelaide,  b.  9  Mar.  1890, ®;  d.  24  Apr.  1914, ®. 


Family  records  of  WiUiam  George  Edward  Penfold  (111-21)   and  his 
descendants  were  contributed  by  himself. 


696  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   MARY    LINZEE 

111-22.  ROBERT  HENRY  PENFOLD,  son  of  George  Penfold 
(111-9)  and  Jane  England  Johnson;  b,  1  Feb.  1855,  Gosport,  Hants, 
England®;    m.    Mary   Annie   Harvey   of   London,   20   June    1881, 

®;    dau.  of  John  and  Mary  (       )  Harvey®;     b.  20  Dec.  1865, 

Woolwich,  Kent®. 

Resides,  Durban,  Natal,  So.  Africa. 

Children  of  Robert  Henry  Penfold  (111-22)  and 
Mary  Annie  Harvey. 

I.  Violet  Vera,  b.  28  May  1882,  Durban,  Natal°;   d.  28  May 

1903,  Durban®. 
II.  Harvey  Rosslewin,  b.  2  Aug.  1883,  Harrismith,  Orange  Free 
State,  So.  Africa®. 
111-45.     in.  Lillian  Mary,  b.  30  Jan.  1886,  Estcourt,  Natal®. 

IV.  I\-i'  Dorothea,  b.  20  May  1889,  Durban®;  d.  28  May  1903, 
Durban®. 

Family  records  of  Robert  Henry  Penfold  (111-22)  and  his  descendants  were 
contributed  by  himself. 


111-23.  MARY  PENFOLD,  dau.  of  George  Penfold  (111-9)  and 
Jane  England  Johnson;  b.  1  Feb.  1855,  Gosport,  Hants,  England®; 
m.  Charles  Robert  Sharood,  a  sohcitor  of  Brighton,  Sussex,  14  Oct. 
1878,  at  Hurstpierpoint,  Sussex®;  son  of  Robert  Sharood,  1st  Town 
Clerk  of  Brighton,  and  Lavinia  De  Garno®;  b. . 

Children  of  Mary  Penfold  (111-23)  and  Charles  Robert 

Sharood. 

I.  Robert  Charles,  b.  10  Aug.  1879,  Hassocks  Gate,  Sussex®. 
111-46.      II.  Dorothy,  b.  5  June  1881,  Hassocks  Gate®. 
111-47.    III.  Uahy,  b.  3  Dec.  1883,  Hassocks  Gate®. 


111-24.  FRANK  PENFOLD,  son  of  Frederick  Penfold  (111-11) 
and  Sarah  Anne  Lamb  Willcox;  b.  11  Dec.  1869,  Malta®;  d.  4  Mar. 
1914,  Aberdeen,  Scotland®;  m.  Edith  Waudby,  12  Feb.  1906, 
Newington  Parish  Church,  Kingston-upon-Hull®;  dau.  of  John  and 
Mary  (Sleggs)  Waudby®;  b.  13  Feb. ,  Lund,  Yorkshire®. 

Children  of  Frank  Penfold  (111-24)  ant)  Edith  Waudby. 

I.  Edith  Muriel,  b.  11  Mar.  1908,  Glasgow,  Scotland®. 
II.  Frederic  Herbert,  b.  23  Feb.  1910,  Glasgow®. 


AND   EDWARD    PENFOLD.  697 

111-25.  LEWIS  DUDLEY  PENFOLD,  son  of  Frederick  Penfold 
(111-11)  and  Sarah  Anne  Lamb  Willcox;  b.  13  Mar.  1872,  Halifax, 
Nova  Scotia®;  m.  Evelina  Mary  Slader,  30  Apr.  1901,  Sydenham, 
S.  E.  London,  England®;  Lewis  Dudley  Penfold,  is  a  Commander 
in  the  Royal  Navy,  H.M.S.  Triton. 


Children  of  Lewis  Dudley  Penfold  (111-25)  and  Evelina 

Mary  Slader. 

I.  Mabel,  b.  16  Aug.  1902,  Southsea,  Hants,  England®. 

II.  Henry,  b.  3  Sept.  1903,  Rochester,  Kent,  England®. 

III.  Frederic,  b.  —  Oct.  1905,  Rochester®. 

IV.  Phyllis,  b.  —  Nov.  1911,  Rochester®. 
V.  David,  b.  4  Sept.  1913,  Rochester®. 


111-26.  JOHN  PENFOLD,  son  of  Alfred  Penfold  (111-12)  and 
Annette  Willcox;  b.  14  Aug.  1861,  Portsea,  Hants,  England®;    d. 

23  June  1910  ®;  m.  Jessie  Hall,  1896, Australia®. 

Child  of  John  Penfold  (111-26)  and  Jessie  Hall. 
I.  Jessie  Annette,  b.  17  June  1898, ,  Australia®. 


111-27.  ERNEST  ALFRED  PENFOLD,  son  of  Alfred  Penfold 
(111-12)  and  Annette  Willcox;  b.  6  Dec.  1866,  Portsea,  Hants, 
England®.  Fleet-Surgeon,  M.B.,  R.N.,  was  in  the  fore  medical 
distribution  station  on  his  ship  in  the  Jutland  Battle,  when  a  shell 
burst  outside,  killing  and  wounding  many;  he  was  knocked  down, 
bruised  and  shaken,  but  assisted  in  the  removal  of  the  wounded,  and 
tended  them  for  forty  hours  without  rest;  for  his  extreme  bravery 
and  devotion  in  battle  he  was  promoted  to  be  companion  of  the 
D.S.O.;  on  H.M.S.  Superb®;  m.  Ada  Dixon,  24  Apr.  1897,  Lee, 
Kent,  England®;  dau.  of  Richard  and  Mary  Ann  (Von  Rochlitz) 
Dixon®;   b.  —  May, ,  Brixton®. 

Residence,  —  53  Festing  Road,  Southsea,  Hants. 

Children  of  Ernest  Alfred  Penfold  (111-27)  and  Ada  Dixon. 

I.  Richard  John  Linzee,  b.  10  Jan.  1899,  R.M.A.  Barracks, 

Plymouth,  Devon,  England®. 
II.  Annette    Bessie    Florence,    b.    10    Jan.    1901,    London, 

England®. 
III.  Philip  Harvey  Owen  Linzey,  b.  24  Dec.  1903,  Plymouth®, 
rv.  Mary  Alice  Griffith,  b.  12  May  1905,  Plymouth®. 


698  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   MARY    LINZEE 

111-28.  MONTAGUE  AUGUSTUS  PENFOLD,  son  of  Alfred 
Penfold  (111-12)  and  Annette  Willcox;  b.  9  May  1869,  Southsea, 
Hants,  England®;  Fleet  PajTnaster,  Royal  Navy;  m.  Isabella 
Coombs,  10  May  1902,  Colchester,  Essex®. 

Child  of  Montague  Augustus  Penfold  (111-28)  and  Isabella 

Coombs. 

L  Marjorie  Louise  Linzee,  b.  20  Feb.  1903,  Malta®. 

111-29.  OWEN  LINZEY  PENFOLD,  son  of  Alfred  Penfold 
(111-12)  and  Annette  Willcox;  b.  12  Sept.  1872,  Portsea,  Hants, 
England®;  Fleet  Paymaster,  Royal  Navy;  on  H.M.S.  Dido®;  m. 
Ada  Mary  Drew, 1897, ®. 

111-30.  MALVINA  McHARDY,  dau.  of  Horatia  Victoria 
Elizabeth  Atchison  Pasco  (111-16)  and  Admiral  John  Bonnemaison 

Bunch  McHardy;   b.  11  Feb.  1834, ®;  d.   10  June  1897,  Clan 

Lodge,  Bath,  Somerset  (T.) ;  m.  Dr.  Francis  Henry  Blaxall  of  Clan 
Lodge,  Bath,  16  June  1870,  parish  church  of  Springfield,  Essex,  by 
Rev.  Arthur  Pearson  (T.) . 

Dr.  Francis  Henry  Blaxall  was  Medical  Inspector,  under  the  Privy 
Council,  Local  Government  Board;  formerly  Fleet  Staff  Surgeon, 
Royal  Navy. 

111-31.  JOHN     GEORGE     GRAHAM     McHARDY,    son    of 

Horatia  Victoria  Ehzabeth  Atchison  Pasco  (111-16)  and  Admiral 

John  Bonnemaison    Bunch  McHardy;    b.    25    June    1835, ®; 

d.  26  Feb.  1865,  at  Lagos,  when  in  command  of  H.M.S.  Investiga- 
tor®; m.  Julia  May,  11  Jan.  1861,  at  Sunning-Hill,  Berks,  by  the 
Vicar  the  Rev.  A.  M.  Wale  (T.) ;  youngest  dau.  of  William  May  Esq., 

of  Fir-Grove,    Sunning-Hill  (T.),  and ;  b. ;  d.    25    Dec. 

1873,  Heathbourne  Lodge,  at  the  home  of  her  mother  (T.). 

He  entered  the  Royal  Navy  7  Oct.  1847,  and  became  a  Lieutenant 
in  1861. 

111-32.  COGHLAN  McLEAN  McHARDY,  son  of  Horatia 
Elizabeth  Atchison  Pasco  (111-16)  and  Admiral  John  Bonnemaison 

Bunch  McHardy;  b.  22  June  1838, ®;  d.  15  Jan.  1909, ®; 

m.  AmeHa  Byde,  28  July  1864,  Trinity  Church,  Paddington,  Lon- 
don, by  Rev.  John  Ouvray  North;  youngest  dau.  of  Rev.  John  Pea- 
cock Byde,  M.A.  of  Pembroke  College,  and  of  Bengeo,  and  of  Ware 
Park,  Herts  (T.). 

Coghlan  McLean  McHardy  was  a  director  of  naval  stores  at  the 
Admiralty,  1869-1889;  Captain  in  the  Middlesex  Yeomanry  Cav- 
alry, 1866-1877;   and  J.P.  for  Berks. 

Resided,  1  Grenville  Place,  Cromwell  Road,  London. 


and  edward  penfold.  699 

Children  of  Coghlan  McLean  McHardy  (111-32)  and 

Amelia  Byde. 

I.  Beatrice  Spencer  Byde,  b. ;  d.  26  July  1869®. 

111-48.      II.  Maude  Clementine  Cater,  b.  7  Oct.  1870,  at  13  Colville  Sq., 
London®. 
III.  Lilian  Amy  Byde,  b. . 

Family  records  of  Coghlan  McLean  McHardy  (111-32)  and  his  descend- 
ants were  contributed  by  his  daughter  Maude  Clementine  Cater  (McHardy) 
Stewart  (111-48). 


111-33.  HARDY  McHARDY,  son  of  Horatia  Victoria  Eliza- 
beth Atchison  Pasco  (111-16)  and  Admiral  John  Bonnemaison  Bunch 
McHardy;    b.  26  Nov.  1840,  Springfield,  Chehnsford,  Essex®;    m. 

Mary  Prescott,  25  June  1877,  ;    dau.  of  Rev.   Isaac  Philip 

Prescott  of  Priors  Marston,  Warwickshire,  and  ;    and  grand- 

dau.  of  Admiral  Sir  Henry  Prescott,  G.C.B.;  b. . 

Hardy  McHardy  became  a  Captain  in  the  Royal  Navy,  and  Chief 
Constable  of  Ayrshire;  he  entered  the  Royal  Navy,  13  July  1854; 
promoted  Lieutenant,  17  Mar.  1860;  Commander,  3  Apr.  1870; 
and  Chief  Constable  of  Ayrshire  in  1876;  retired  with  the  rank  of 
Captain,  13  Nov.  1881.     He  has  the  Baltic  and  China  medals. 

Residence,  —  Thornbury,  East  Liss,  Hants. 

Children  of  Hardy  McHardy  (111-33)  and  Mary  Prescott. 

I.  Mary  Alice,  b.  27  Apr.  1878,  Sunnyside,  Ayr,  N.  B.  (T.). 

II.  Emily  Lees,  b.  5  Aug.  1879,  Sunnyside,  Ayr  (T.). 

III.  Edith  Margaret,  b.  5  June  1881,  Sunnyside,  Ayr  (T.). 

IV.  Robert  Prescott,  b.  18  Aug.  1882,  Sunnyside,  Ayr  (T.). 

V.  Hardy,  b.  19  May  1884;  d.  17  Oct.  1884,  Sunnyside,  Ayr  (T.). 
VI.  Graham  Goodenough,  b.  31  Oct.  1889,  Sunnyside,  Ayr  (T.). 


111-34.  WALLACE  BRUCE  McHARDY,  son  of  Horatia  Vic- 
toria EHzabeth  Atchison  Pasco  (111-16)  and  Admiral  John  Bonne- 
maison Bunch  McHardy;  b.  19  Apr.  1844,  Springfield,  Chelmsford, 
Essex,  England®;  m.  Louisa  AHce  Muriel,  17  Aug.  1876,  St.  Paul's, 
Avenue  Road,  London,  by  Rev.  John  Milner,  B.A.,  Rector  of  Tees- 
dale,  and  Rev.  Walter  O.  Peile,  M.A.  (T.) ;  eldest  dau.  of  Robert 
Muriel  Esq.,  of  Winchester  Road,  South  Hampstead,  London, 
England,  and  of  Sydney,  N.  S.  W. 

Wallace  Bruce  McHardy  entered  the  Royal  Navy,  10  July  1856, 
and  retired  with  the  rank  of  Commander,  31  Oct.  1872;  he  was 
appointed  Deputy  Chief  Constable  of  Essex,  27  Mar.  1874,  and  a 
year  and  a  half  later.  Chief  Constable  of  Lanarkshire. 


700  the  descendants  of  mary  linzee 

Children  of  Wallace  Bruce  McHardy  (111-34)  and  Louisa 

Alice  Muriel. 

I.  Ruth  Ina  Muriel,  b.  9  May  1877,  Rose  Villa,  Hamilton, 
N.  B.  (T.). 

11.  John  Graham  Muriel,  b.  28  Oct.  1878, ;  Cadet  R.N. 

HI.  Wallace  Bruce  Muriel,  b.  19  May  1880,  Hamilton  (T.). 
IV.  Edith  Mary  Muriel,  b.  14  Apr.  1882,  Hamilton  (T.). 
V.  Horatio  Victor  Muriel,  b.  20  June  1885, . 

111-35.  MALCOLM  MacDONALD  McHARDY,  son  of  Ho- 
ratia  Victoria  Elizabeth  Atchison  Pasco  (111-16)  and  Admiral 
John  Bonnemaison  Bunch  McHardy;  b.  15  Mar.  1852,  Springfield, 
Chelmsford,  Essex,  England®;  deceased;  m.  Alice  Marion  (or 
Marian)  Clare,  11  July  1874,  St.  John's  Church,  Leicester,  by  the 
Rev.  Richard  Quarry,  Curate  (T.);  eldest  dau.  of  the  late  Thomas 
Clare  Esq.  of  Heather,  Leicestershire  (T.). 

Malcolm  MacDonald  McHardy,  of  5  Savile  Row,  London,  was 
Professor  of  Ophthalmology,  King's  Coll.,  London;  Ophthalmic  Sur- 
geon, King's  Coll.  Hospital;  Surgeon,  Royal  Eye  Hospital,  South- 
wark. 

111-36.  DAUGHTER  OF  JOHN  ANDREW  CHARLES 
O'CONNELL  PASCO  (111-17)  and  Julia  Styles;  she  married 
Mackenzie;  resided  Melbourne,  Australia®. 

111-37.  MARY  ELIZABETH  KINSMAN,  dau.  of  Josephine 
Banfield  Mends  Pasco  (111-18)  and  Lieutenant  Hugh  Kinsman;   b. 

13  Nov.  1842,  ®;   she  married  a  naval  chaplain  who  became  a 

colonial  Bishop  by  the  name  of  Corfe®. 

111-38.  RUTH  PASCO,  dau.  of  Crawford  Atchison  Denman 
Pasco  (111-19)  and  1st  wife  Mary  Emmett;  b.  15  Mar.  1859,  Ben- 
digo,  Victoria,  Australia®;  m.  Charles  Emmerton  of  Wavendon, 
South  Yarra,  Victoria,  19  June  1890,  South  Yarra,  Victoria®;  son  of 
Edward  Emmerton  (d.  25  Sept.  1868)  of  Hulcote,  Bedfordshire,  Eng- 
land, and  Anne  Readman  Morris  (d.  21  Sept.  1895);  b.  29  Jan.  1845, 


Residence,  —  Wavendon,  Melbourne,  Victoria. 

111-39.  MONTAGUE  GORDON  CHARLES  PASCO,  son  of 
Crawford  Atchison  Denman  Pasco  (111-19)  and  1st  wife  Mary 
Emmett;  b.  14  Dec.  1860,  Swan  Hill,  Victoria®;  m.  Mrs.  Beryl  Lock- 
wood  Woodward  20  Nov.  1902,  Toowoomba,  Queensland®;  dau.  of 
John  Lockwood  and  Georgina  EHza  (White)  Graham,  of  the 
Hermitage,  Toowoomba®. 

Mr.  Pasco  is  connected  with  the  Bank  of  Australasia,  Gisborn, 
New  Zealand.    Was  in  South  African  War,  1899-1901. 


George  Minot  Dexter 
1802-1S72 


and  edward  penfold.  701 

Children  of  Montague  Gordon  Charles  Pasco  (111-39)  and 

Beryl  Lockwood  Woodward. 

I.  Crawford  Graham,  b.  11  Apr.  1905,  Toowoomba®. 

II.  Ruth  Emmerton,  b.  9  Jan.  1908,  Toowoomba®. 

111-40.  FREDERICK  CLAUDE  COOTE  PASCO,  son  of  Craw- 
ford Atchison  Denman  Pasco  (111-19)  and  1st  wife  Mary  Emmett; 
b.  24  Feb.  1863,  Maryborough,  Victoria,  Austraha®;  Captain  in 
the  Royal  Navy;  m.  Emily  Denne,  15  Dec.  1893,  Sydney,  New 
South  Wales®;  dau.  of  Richard  Henry  Denne  and  Catherine  Stubbs, 
of  Sydney,  New  South  Wales®;  b.  18  Nov.  1866,  Tia,  New  England, 
New  South  Wales®. 

Resides,  —  Sydney,  Nova  Scotia. 

Children  of  Frederick  Claude  Coote  Pasco  (111-40)  and 

Emily  Denne. 

I.  Ad^le  Viola,  b.  29  Sept.  1894,  Sydney,  New  South  Wales®. 

II.  John  Crawford  Claude,  b.  22  Sept.   1898,  Sydney,  New 

South  Wales®. 

III.  Ruth  Emily,  b.  25  Nov.  1900,  Sydney,  New  South  Wales®. 

IV.  Beryl  Catherine  Mary,  b.   18  Nov.   1904,  Sydney,  New 

South  Wales®. 

Family  records  of  Frederick  Claude  Coote  Pasco  (111-40)  were  contributed 
by  himself. 

111-41.  ALICE  JOSEPHINE  PASCO,  dau.  of  Crawford  Atchi- 
son Dennian  Pasco  (111-19)  and  2d  wife  Frances  Emily  Barker; 
b.  5  Sept.  1869,  Smythesdale,  Victoria®;  m.  David  Philhps,  12  July 
1898,  Prahran,  Victoria®.     For  other  information,  see  Addenda. 

111-42.  AMELIA  DODGE  COOPER  CECIL,  dau.  of  Sophia 
Jane  Penfold  (111-20)  and  Lieutenant  Dodge  Cooper  Cecil;  b.  23 
June  1880,  Southsea,  Hants,  England®;  m.  Harry  Davis  Tomlin, 
10  Dec.  1910,  at  St.  Mary  Abbots,  Kensington®;  son  of  Edward 
and  Mary  (Davis)  Tomhn;  b. . 

111-43.  VIOLET  PENFOLD,  dau.  of  William  George  Edward 
Penfold  (111-21)  and  LUy  Hudson;  b.  7  Mar.  1882,  Port  Royal, 
Jamaica;  m.  Montagu  Brown-Tallett  of  Oxford,  9  Apr.  1916, ^®. 


111-44.  NORAH  LILY  PENFOLD,  dau.  of  Wilham  George 
Edward  Penfold  (111-21)  and  Lily  Hudson;  b.  8  Feb.  1884,  Southsea, 
Hants,  England®;  m.  John  Bowing,  Engineer  Commander  R.N,,  21 
Nov.  1904,  Malta®;  son  of  John  Bowing, 


702  TIIE   DESCENDANTS   OF   MARY   LINZEE. 

111-45.  LILLIAN  MARY  PENFOLD,  dau.  of  Robert  Henry 
Penfold  (111-22)  and  Mary  Annie  Harvey;  b.  30  Jan.  1886,  Est- 
court,  Natal®;  m.  Augustus  Steil,  21  June  1914,  Durban,  Natal, 
S.  A.®;  son  of  Christopher  and  Catherine  (  )  Steil®;  b.  31  Oct. 
1862,  London,  England®. 

Child  of  Lillian  Mary  Penfold  (111-45)  and  Augustus  Steil. 
I.  Constance  Emily,  b.  30  Jan.  1916,  Durban®. 

111-46.  DOROTHY  SHAROOD,  dau.  of  Mary  Penfold  (111-23) 
and  Charles  Robert  Sharood;  b.  5  June  1881,  Hassocks  Gate,  Sus- 
sex, England®;  m.  Alexander  Strowlger,  7  Jan.  1905,  Brighton, 
Sussex®;  son  of  Alexander  and  Ann  (Davis)  Strowlger®;  b.  23  June 
1880, ®. 

Children  of  Dorothy  Sharood  (111-46)  and 
Alexander  Strowlger. 

I.  Geoffry,  b.  4  Dec.  1905, ®. 


II.  Eric,  b.  1  June  1908, ®. 

111-47.  MARY  SHAROOD,  dau.  of  Mary  Penfold  (111-23) 
and  Charles  Robert  Sharood;  b.  3  Dec.  1883,  Hassocks  Gate,  Sus- 
sex, England®;  m.  John  Hogarth  of  Brighton,  18  June  1911, ®; 

son  of  John  Hogarth,  Captain  of  Royal  Marines®. 

Child  of  Mary  Sharood  (111-47)  and  John  Hogarth. 

I.  David  Murray,  b.  14  Feb.  1912,  Brighton®. 

111-48.  MAUDE  CLEMENTINE  CATER  McHARDY,  dau. 
of  Coghlan  McLean  McHardy  (111-32)  and  Amelia  Byde;  b.  7 
Oct.  1870,  at  13  Colville  Square,  London,  W.,  England®;  m.  Donald 
Allan  Stewart,  22  Apr.  1896,  St.  Mar>^  Abbots,  Kensington,  London®; 
son  of  Hinton  Stewart  of  Strathgarry,  Perthshire,  Scotland,  and 
Lucy  Macfarlane®;  b.  14  May  1871,  Bowdon,  near  Manchester, 
Lancashire®. 

Residence,  —  Batchworth  House,  Rickmansworth,  Herts,  Eng- 
land. 

Children  of  Maude  Clementine  Cater  McHardy  (111-48) 
And  Donald  Allan  Stewart. 

I.  Donald  Ian,  b.  28  May  1897,  Gateacre  House,  Gateacre, 
Lancashire®. 

II.  Eric  Hinton,  b.  25  July  1899,  Gateacre  House®. 

III.  Amy  Byde,  b.  6  Dec.  1903,  at  1  Kingsmead  Road,  North  Oxton, 

Cheshire®. 
rv.  Lucy  Jean,  b.  7  Sept.  1909,  Apsley  Lodge,  Oxton,  Cheshire®. 


CHAPTER   VIII. 

THE  DESCENDANTS  OF  SUSANNAH  LINZEE  AND 
SAMUEL,  FIRST  VISCOUNT  HOOD. 

For  the  ancestors  of  Susannah  Linzee  (114),  see  Chapter  V. 

114.  SUSANNAH  LINZEE  Q),  dau.  of  Edward  Linzee  (107)  and 
Anne  Newnham;  b.  19  June  1726,  Portsmouth,  Hants,  England 
(R.  by  1st  Viscount  Hood) ;  bapt.  30  June  1726,  Church  of  Thomas 
a  Becket,  Portsmouth  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Susanna  dau.  of  Edward  and 
Ann  Linzee;  d.  25  May  1805,  after  a  tedious  illness,  at  the  Gov- 
ernor's apartments  in  Greenwich  Hospital,  as  Susanna  Viscountess 
Hood,  aged  77-78  (G.M.,  and  S.M.);  bur.  2  June,  prob.  in  the 
cemetery  of  Greenwich  Hospital,  Kent;  Susanna  Linzee  m.  Lieut. 
Samuel  Hood,  25  Aug.  1749,  Church  of  St.  Thomas  a  Becket,  Ports- 
mouth (Par.  Reg.) ;  m.  24  Aug.  1749,  Portsmouth  (R.  by  1st  Vis- 
count Hood);  son  of  Rev.  Samuel  Hood,  Vicar  in  1723  of  Butleigh, 
Somerset,  and  Rector  of  Thorncombe,  Devon,  and  Canon  of  Wells 
in  1736,  whose  wife  was  Mary  dau.  of  Richard  Hoskins  of  Beamin- 
ster,  Dorset;  b.  12  Dec.  1724,  Butleigh,  and  bapt.  there  2  Jan. 
1725;  d.  27  Jan.  1816,  Bath,  Somerset,  as  The  Rt.  Hon.  Samuel 
Viscount  Hood,  Admiral  of  the  Red  Squadron  of  his  Majesty's 
Fleet,  Governor  of  Greenwich  Hospital,  an  Elder  Brother  of  the 
Trinity  House,  and  Knight  Grand  Cross  of  the  Order  of  the  Bath 
(G.M.);  bur.  Greenwich  Hospital  Cemetery,  where  a  very  fine  monu- 
ment erected  by  the  Admiralty  to  those  who  had  died  while  con- 
nected with  Greenwich  Hospital,  between  1749  and  1869,  bears  his 
name  on  it.  (R.  by  E.  Cooper  Key,  Captain  R.N.,  in  command  of 
the  present  School,  the  Hospital  being  done  away  within  1868);  the 
cemetery  itself  was  some  time  ago  turned  into  a  garden;  and  the 
gravestones  removed. 

Samuel  Hood  entered  the  British  Navy  on  the  6  May  1740-1,  as 
captain's  servant  on  the  Romney  of  64  guns,  under  Captain  Thomas 
Smith,  known  as  Tom  of  Ten-Thousand;  he  was  next  an  able  sea- 
man with  Captain  Thomas  Greenville  on  the  Garland  in  April  1743, 
and  in  Nov.  he  went  to  the  Sherness  in  the  capacity  of  a  midship- 
man under  Captain  Rodney,  later  known  as  Lord  Rodney;  both 
were  transferred  in  September  1744  to  the  Ludlow  Castle.  He  next 
served  again  under  Commodore  Thomas  Smith  on  the  Exeter,  in 


(1)  All  the  books  on  the  English  Peerage  and  Landed  Gentry  have  been 
consulted  in  compiling  this  chapter,  in  addition  to  family  records. 

703 


704  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH    LINZEE 

Jan.  1745-6,  then  in  command  of  the  Scottish  station,  who  appointed 
him  a  Lieutenant  on  the  Winchelsca  of  20  guns  under  Captain  Henry 
Dyve,  which  was  confirmed  by  the  admiralty  the  17  June  1746. 
While  cruising  off  the  Scilly  Islands,  the  Winchelsea  sighted  the 
French  frigate  Subtile  of  26  guns  which  was  captured  and  added  to 
the  British  Navy,  being  known  as  the  Amazon.  In  Mar.  1748,  he 
was  on  the  Greenwich  under  Captain  John  Montagu,  and  soon  after 
went  on  the  Lyon  to  North  America  with  Rear-Admiral  Watson, 
but  returned  in  November  and  was  laid  off.  In  Jan.  1753  he  was 
on  the  guardship  Invincible  at  Portsmouth  and  later  on  the  Terrible. 
On  the  10  May  1754  he  became  commander  on  the  sloop  of  war 
Jamaica,  which  went  cruising  off  the  Bahama  Islands,  and  from 
her  went  as  Post  Captain  to  the  Lively  on  the  22  July  1756,  but  was 
soon  made  his  own  Captain  on  the  Grafton  by  Commodore  Charles 
Holmes.     Hood  returned  to  England  before  1757. 

At  his  own  request,  not  to  be  kept  idle.  Hood  received  command 
of  the  Torbay,  taking  the  place  of  Captain  Kettle  who  was  absent 
on  the  court-martial  of  Admiral  Byng.  He  similarly  commanded 
the  Tartar,  and  later  the  Antelope  of  50  guns  on  the  30  Apr.  1757, 
when  he  made  the  first  display  of  his  remarkable  talents,  on  the  14 
May,  by  the  destruction  of  the  French  war-ship  Aquilon  of  50  guns 
in  the  Bay  of  Audierne,  near  Brest.  Very  soon  after  he  captured  a 
couple  of  privateers,  and  made  prisoners  of  their  crews.  The  Ad- 
miralty approved  of  his  conduct,  and  appointed  him  to  the  frigate 
Bideford,  with  the  fleet  cruising  in  the  Bay  of  Biscay  under  the 
command  of  Sir  Edward  Hawke,  on  the  14  July  1757.  Hood  became 
Captain  of  the  Vestal  of  32  guns  on  the  7  Feb.  1758,  when  John 
Linzee  (118)  became  his,  the  captain's,  servant  at  Harwich,  the  2 
July  1758,  and  continued  in  that  capacity  until  the  13  July  1759. 
Hood  took  command  of  the  Vestal  on  the  7  Mar.  1758,  and  joined 
Hawke's  fleet  at  Basque  Roads  and  in  the  demolition  of  the  fortifica- 
tion of  the  Isle  of  Aix. 

After  returning  to  England,  Captain  Hood  sailed  in  the  Vestal 
from  Portsmouth  on  the  12  Feb.  1759  with  the  squadron  of  Admiral, 
afterwards  Lord  Holmes,  in  the  expedition  against  Quebec.  As  one 
of  the  lookout  ships  off  Cape  Finisterre  on  the  21  Feb.,  the  Vestal 
chased  and  captured  the  French  frigate  Bellona  of  32  guns,  and, 
owing  to  the  damage  to  the  Vestal,  Hood  was  obliged  to  bring  his 
prize  to  England.  The  prominence  of  this  exploit  caused  Lord 
Anson  to  present  Captain  Hood  on  reaching  London  to  King  George. 
After  refitting,  the  Vestal  was  attached  to  the  squadron  under 
Admiral  Rodney  which  bombarded  Havre  de  Grace  in  July.  Hood 
is  supposed  to  have  commanded  also  the  Africa  of  64  guns  at  about 
this  time,  but  this  record  is  uncertain. 

Owing  to  illness,  and  at  his  request,  Hood  was  sent  to  the  warmer 
climate  of  the  Mediterranean,  where  he  was  engaged  under  Sir 
Charles  Saunders  mainly  in  the  Levant  on  convoy  duty,  from  1760 


AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  705 

to  Apr.  1763,  which  terminated  with  the  advent  of  peace.  In  Sept. 
1763,  Hood  was  in  command  of  the  guardship  Thunderer  at  Ports- 
mouth, and  in  1765  conveyed  a  regiment  of  infantry  in  her  to  North 
America. 

Before  the  outbreak  of  the  American  Revolution,  Hood  was  made 
Commodore  in  New  England  waters,  and  was  ordered  to  the  Boston 
Station  on  the  9  Apr.  1767.  On  the  14  Nov.  1768,  the  Romney 
returned  from  Halifax,  in  which  came  Commodore  Hood  with  his 
wife  and  family,  proposing  to  spend  the  winter  in  Boston.  The 
Commodore  was  the  Commander-in-chief  of  all  the  men-of-war  in 
these  parts.  There  came  also  in  the  same  ship,  Lord  William  Camp- 
bell, Governor  of  Nova  Scotia.  (Hist,  and  Ant.  of  Boston,  Mass., 
by  Samuel  G.  Drake,  p.  753).  During  his  sojourn  at  Boston,  Hood 
addressed  some  interesting  letters  to  the  Admiralty  on  conditions 
in  America  which  did  not  coincide  with  General  Gage's  opinions. 

Unfortunately  for  English  supremacy  in  America,  as  shown  by 
papers  of  the  House  of  Commons,  General  Gage  wrote  from  Boston, 
on  the  3  Nov.  1768,  "  Everything  now  has  the  appearance  of  peace 
and  quiet  in  this  place  ",  thereby  encouraging  parhament  to  pro- 
ceed with  its  new  ideas  on  the  taxation  of  the  American  Colonies. 
But  a  letter  dated  the  22  Nov.  1768,  at  Boston  Harbour,  by  Commo- 
dore Hood,  had  this  significant  sentence,  "  The  spirit  of  opposition 
to  the  acts  of  parliament  of  Great  Britain  is  as  high  as  ever,  and 
general  throughout  the  Colonies  ".  Hood's  letter  of  the  25  Nov. 
1768,  from  Boston,  said,  "  Disturbances  are  renewed  at  New  York, 
the  General  and  Governor  Barnard  have  been  lately  burnt  in  effigy, 
in  a  most  pubhc  manner  ".  His  letter  of  the  12  Dec.  1768,  also 
from  Boston,  stated,  "  The  Council  are  now  sitting,  without  the 
Governor,  and  preparing  addresses,  &c.,  to  England.  His  Excel- 
lency has  told  them  how  unconstitutional  they  act,  but  they  still 
go  on  ". 

The  authorities  in  England  paid  no  heed  to  Hood's  warnings; 
instead  they  continued  their  acts  of  oppression  by  ordering  the 
military  and  naval  occupation  of  Boston,  which  led  up  to  the  Boston 
massacre  of  1770. 

Commodore  Samuel  Hood  who  resided  in  the  town  for  several 
months  sailed  for  Halifax,  13  July  1769  (Drake's  Boston,  p.  763). 

On  returning  to  England,  Hood  was  in  command  of  the  guardship 
Royal  WilUam  at  Portsmouth,  from  Jan.  1771  to  Nov.  1773,  and 
then  of  the  Marlborough  to  July  1776,  when  a  serious  explosion  on 
board,  due  to  the  carelessness  of  a  gunner,  caused  him  and  his  com- 
pany to  be  transferred  to  the  command  of  the  Courageux  of  74  guns 
on  the  25  July  1776. 

Commodore  Hood,  on  the  16  Feb.  1778,  supplanted  Admiral 
Gambier  in  the  post  of  Commissioner,  resident  at  the  Portsmouth 
Navy  Yard,  and  also  became  governor  of  the  Naval  Academy. 
When  the  King  visited  Portsmouth,  Hood  was  created  a  Baronet  on 


706  THE   DESCENDANTS    OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

the  19  May  1778,  with  the  title  of  Sir  Samuel  Hood  of  Catherington 
in  the  county  of  Southampton.  On  the  26  Sept.  1780,  he  became 
a  Rear  Admiral  of  the  Blue,  and,  with  his  flag  on  the  Barfleur,  sailed 
for  the  West  Indies  in  Dec.  with  a  powerful  squadron  to  cooperate 
with  Sir  George  Rodney,  where  both  rendered  distinguished  services. 
The  astonishing  abilities  and  wonderful  character  of  Hood  now, 
more  than  ever,  began  to  influence  the  naval  supremacy  of  England. 

Hood  and  Rodney  combined  their  forces  at  St.  Lucia,  but  after 
the  attack  on  St.  Eustatius  on  the  30  Jan.  1781,  Hood  proceeded  to 
the  blockade  of  Martinique,  much  against  his  judgment,  with  an 
insufficient  squadron,  where  with  only  eighteen  ships  of  the  line, 
on  the  29  Apr.,  he  was  confronted  by  Admiral  Count  de  Grasse 
with  twenty  four  ships  of  the  line,  near  Fort  Royal.  Although 
suffering  damage  to  his  ships.  Hood  remained  on  the  scene  in  par- 
tial engagement  for  over  two  days,  when  De  Grasse  withdrew  into 
Fort  Royal,  and  Hood  rejoined  Rodney  at  Antigua.  When  Rodney 
returned  to  England,  Hood's  squadron  joined  that  of  Rear  Admiral 
Graves  on  the  North  American  Station,  on  the  28  Aug. 

On  the  5  Sept.,  De  Grasse  appeared  off  the  Chesapeake  with  twenty 
four  ships,  while  four  more  blockaded  Cornwallis,  with  the  intention 
of  adding  to  his  squadron  that  of  De  Barras  from  Rhode  Island  with 
seven  other  ships  of  the  line.  The  English  fleet  of  only  nineteen 
ships  again  met  with  a  check,  and  failing  to  relieve  Cornwallis, 
returned  to  New  York  on  the  2  Nov.  for  refitting.  Hood  again 
sailed,  arriving  at  the  Barbados  the  5  Dec,  where  he  was  advised, 
on  the  14  Jan.  1782,  that  De  Grasse  would  be  found  at  St.  Christo- 
phers. He  immediately  set  sail  and  arrived  on  the  24  Jan.  south  of 
the  island  of  Nevis,  with  twenty  two  ships,  and  found  himself  con- 
fronted with  twenty  nine  French  ships  anchored  in  Basseterre  road- 
stead. De  Grasse  sailed  away,  and  the  next  day  found  that  Hood 
had  anchored  his  fleet  in  the  very  same  berth.  Two  attacks  of  the 
French  were  repulsed  with  serious  loss  to  the  foe,  when  Hood  suc- 
ceeded in  slipping  away  at  night  without  any  loss. 

In  Mar.  1782,  Hood  made  his  first  real  attack  on  the  fleet  of  De 
Grasse,  but  it  was  not  until  the  12  Apr.  that  a  glorious  victory  was 
attained,  when  the  Barfleur  captured  the  Ville  de  Paris.  In  this 
action  Hood  led  the  van  division  of  the  fleet  under  Sir  George  Rod- 
ney, who  was  again  in  command.  Between  the  19  and  26  Apr. 
Hood  added  to  his  naval  successes,  the  capture  of  four  men-of-war 
in  the  Mona  Passage,  after  which  he  returned  to  Cape  Tiberon, 
and  Rodney.     He  then  sailed  for  England. 

For  distinguished  services  in  the  West  Indies,  against  the  French, 
His  Majesty  King  George  III.,  raised  Admiral  Hood  to  the  Peerage 
of  Ireland,  with  the  title  of  Baron  Hood  of  Catherington,  on  the  12 
Sept.  1782. 

Hood  was  present  at  the  rehef  of  Gibraltar  in  1782,  with  his  flag 
on  the  Royal  George,  and  owing  chiefly  to  his  brilliant  victories, 


AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  707 

peace  was  declared  with  France  in  1783.     The  freedom  of  the  city 
of  London  was  presented  to  him  in  a  gold  box. 

Letter  from  George  IIL,  King  of  England,  to  Admiral  Samuel 

Lord  Hood  (0- 

Windsor,  August  6'^,  1782. 

Lord  Hood  must  feel  as  strongly  as  I  can  the  misfortune  it  would 
be  for  my  third  son  to  remain  on  shore  the  next  winter,  when  most 
probably  there  will  be  an  active  scene  in  the  West  Indies,  Rear 
Admiral  Digby  not  being  able  to  go  there,  I  cannot  choose  to  place 
William  under  the  direction  of  any  one  but  the  person  to  whom  this 
letter  is  addressed,  of  whose  attachment  to  my  person,  as  well  as 
skill  in  his  profession,  I  have  every  reason  to  be  satisfied.  I  there- 
fore have  directed  Rear  Admiral  Digby,  and  desired  he  may  be 
placed  on  board  the  Barfleur,  and  trust  that  Admiral  will  fully  com- 
municate to  Lord  Hood  the  manner  in  which  I  have  as  yet  thought 
it  best  to  have  my  son  treated.  I  rely  the  more  on  it  being  followed, 
as  I  remember  Lord  Hood  very  much  encouraged  my  ideas  on  that 
head  when  I  spoke  to  him  on  the  subject  at  Portsmouth.  I  shall  be 
happy  if  William  can  be  witness  to  as  brilliant  actions  as  have 
attended  the  "  Barfleur  "  ever  since  she  has  left  this  island. 

George  R. 

To  Lord  Hood  — 

Baron  Hood's  pohtical  career  commenced  with  his  election  to 
Parliament,  as  M.P.  for  Westminster  from  1784-1788,  in  which 
interval  he  was  Commander  in  Chief  or  Port-Admiral  of  Portsmouth 
the  30  Apr.  1786,  and  Vice  Admiral  of  the  Blue  the  24  Sept.  1787. 
On  Earl  Chatham  becoming  First  Lord  of  the  Admiralty,  Hood 
served  as  one  of  its  Lords  Commissioners  from  the  16  July  1788  to 
the  outbreak  of  the  war  with  France  in  Feb.  1793.  Meanwhile  he 
entered  Parliament  from  Reigate,  1789-1790,  and  again  from  West- 
minster, 1790-1796.  On  the  1  Sept.  1790,  he  became  Commander 
in  Chief  of  the  North  Sea  squadron,  intended  for  action  against 
Russia  and  Spain,  but  a  settlement  with  those  powers  occurred  before 
he  set  sail.  In  June  1792,  he  was  again  appointed  Commander 
in  Chief  at  Portsmouth,  serving  until  the  2  Mar.  1795.  He  was 
appointed  Vice  Admiral  of  the  Red  the  1  Feb.  1793. 


(1)  Miss  Fanny  Sophia  Penfold,  daughter  of  Edward  Linzee  Penfold 
(111-10),  contributed  the  above  copy  of  the  Royal  letter  which  was  a  gift 
to  her  grandfather  William  Penfold  from  the  late  Lord  Bridport,  together 
with  a  picture  of  Samuel  1st  Viscount  Hood.  A  visiting  card  left  at  the  same 
time,  reads  "  Lord  Bridport,  12  Wimpole  Street ".  Miss  Penfold  believes 
the  card  to  be  that  of  Samuel  Hood,  2d  Lord  Bridport,  yet  it  might  have  been 
his  son  Alexander  Nelson  Hood,  3d  Lord  Bridport,  whose  gracious  gift  is 
much  prized  in  the  Penfold  family.     (See  Chapter  VII.). 


708  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH    LINZEE 

Once  more  the  aggressions  of  France,  soon  to  be  led  by  the  great 
Napoleon,  called  England's  naval  forces  into  action.  On  the  13 
Mar.  1793,  Admiral  Hood  was  given  the  chief  command  of  the  Medi- 
terranean fleet,  and  with  his  flag  on  board  the  Victory,  sailed  the 
22  May,  and  arrived  off  Toulon  the  16  July,  when  that  port  and 
the  French  fleet  surrendered  to  him  the  28  Aug.,  but  after  being  in  the 
hands  of  the  English  and  their  alUes  for  four  months,  the  lack  of 
proper  cooperation  by  the  latter  enabled  a  French  army,  with  Napo- 
leon in  charge  of  artillery,  to  recapture  Toulon  on  the  17  Dec.  But 
before  this  reverse,  in  Sept.,  Hood  despatched  his  brother-in-law, 
Commodore  Robert  Linzee  (117),  in  command  of  a  small  squadron, 
to  the  assistance  of  General  Paoli  in  Corsica;  Nelson  was  also  there 
as  Captain  of  the  Agamemnon;  Hood  soon  followed.  S.  Fiorenzo 
was  captured  the  17  Feb.  1794;  Bastia  surrendered  the  19  May, 
when  4500  laid  down  their  arms  to  1200;  and  Calvi  was  taken  the 
10  Aug.  Then  the  entire  island  submitted  to  the  English.  During 
this  period,  on  the  12  Apr.  1794,  Hood  was  made  an  Admiral  of  the 
Blue;  he  then  returned  to  England  on  the  11  Oct.,  relinquishing  his 
command  to  Lord  William  Hotham. 

Thus  Admiral  Hood  held  the  center  of  interest,  and  the  fate  of  the 
whole  of  Europe  depended  upon  the  successful  culmination  of  his 
services.  He  received  the  acknowledged  gratitude  of  the  Kings  of 
Sardinia,  Naples,  and  of  the  Pope. 

Nelson,  at  this  time,  wrote,  "  The  fleet  must  regret  the  loss  of 
Lord  Hood,  the  best  officer,  take  him  altogether,  that  England  has 
to  boast  of;  great  in  all  situations  which  an  Admiral  can  be  placed 
in  "  (1795). 

On  the  25  Mar.  1795,  Hood  was  created  an  Elder  Brother  of  the 
Trinity  House.  On  the  27  Mar.,  his  wife,  Susannah  (Linzee)  Hood, 
was  created,  by  letters  patent,  a  Baroness  of  the  Kingdom  of  Great 
Britain  with  the  title  of  Baroness  Hood  of  Catherington  in  the  County 
of  Southampton  and  the  dignity  of  a  Baron  of  Great  Britain  to  the 
heirs  male  of  her  body  by  Samuel  Baron  Hood  &c.  (^).  On  the  24 
Mar.  1796,  Admiral  Hood  succeeded  Sir  Hugh  Palliser  in  the  post 
of  Governor  or  Master  of  Greenwich  Hospital,  and  Rangership  of 
the  Park,  which  he  held  until  his  death. 

On  the  1  June  1796,  he  was  elevated  to  the  Peerage  of  Great  Brit- 
ain, as  Viscount  Hood  of  Whitley,  County  Warwick,  Lord  Hood, 
Baron  of  Catherington  of  the  Kingdom  of  Ireland  and  Baronet 
Admiral  of  the  Blue.  Viscount  Hood  became  an  Admiral  of  the 
White  the  14  Feb.  1799,  an  Admiral  of  the  Red  the  9  Nov.  1805, 
and  G.C.B.  the  2  Jan.  1815. 

Portraits:  By  Abbott,  at  the  Guildhall  and  National  Gallery. 
By  West,  belongs  to  Viscount  Hood. 
By  Gainsborough  and  Sir  Joshua  Reynolds,  at  Green- 
wich Hospital. 


0)  Gentleman's  Magazine,  Mar.  1817,  p.  608. 


Charles  Amoky 
1808-1 89S 


AND   SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  709 

Hood  Arms:  —  A  fret  arg.,  on  a  chief  or  three  crescents  sa. 

Crest:  —  A  cornish  chough  sa.,  in  front  of  an  anchor  in  bend 
sinister  or. 

Supporters :  —  Dexter  a  merman  in  his  exterior  hand  a  trident. 
Sinister  a  mermaid  in  her  exterior  hand  a  mirror,  all  ppr. 

Motto:  —  Ventis  Secundis. 

For  the  details  of  Viscount  Samuel  Hood's  naval  exploits,  the 
reader  is  referred  to: 

(Charnock's  Biographia  Navalis,  VI:  169-180) 

(Collin's  Peerage  of  England,  VI:  324-365) 

(Naval  Chronicles,  II:  1) 

(Dictionary  of  National  Biography,  edited  by  Sidney  Lee) 

(The  Royal  Navy,  by  William  Laird  Clowes) 

(Naval  History  of  Great  Britain,  by  William  James) 

(Southey's  Life  of  Nelson) 

(The  History  of  the  British  Navy,  by  C.  D.  Young) 

(Lady  Shelley's  Diary) 

(The  European  Magazine  and  London  Review,  for  June  1782,  and 
Jan.  1799) 

(The  Gentleman's  Magazine,  1816). 


The  following  letters  of  Samuel  Lord  Hood  and  his  wife  Lady 
Susannah  (Linzee)  Hood,  are  in  the  possession  of  John  Torrey  Linzee 
(145). 

Letter  from  Samuel  Hood  to  John  Rowe. 

Catherington  July  8*^  1771. 
Dear  Sir: 

I  thanked  you  for  your  obliging  letter  when  Admiral  Montagu 
sailed,  and  I  now  trouble  you  with  two  or  three  letters,  as  it  is  un- 
certain whether  Cap*.  Caldwell  &  Cap*.  Linzee  are  not  on  their  way 
to  England.  If  they  are  you  may  do  what  you  please  with  their 
letters,  it  matters  not  what  becomes  of  them.  I  also  send  you  the 
news  papers  from  the  Admirals  sailing  to  the  last  post,  by  which 
you  will  be  informed  of  all  I  know  respecting  the  political  world, 
for  I  confine  myself  wholly  to  my  little  farm.  If  any  of  my  sea 
friends  are  at  Boston  let  them  see  the  papers  and  when  you  have 
an  opportunity  I  beg  the  favour  you  will  send  them  to  m''.  Gerrish, 
with  the  letter  I  now  enclose.  M".  Hood  is  very  well  and  joins  me 
in  very  sincere  Complim**.  to  you  &  M""'.  Row  &  Miss  Inman. 

I  am  Dear  Sir 

Your  most  obedient  humble  servant 

Sam:  Hood. 


710  the  descendants  of  susannah  linzee 

Letter  from  Samuel  Hood  to  John  Rowe. 

Catherington  by  Petersfield 
March  16*^  1772. 
Dear  Sir:  — 

I  cannot  suffer  a  vessel  to  depart  from  Portsmouth,  without  con- 
veying to  you  &  M".  Row,  very  sincere  wishes  &  regards  from  M". 
Hood,  me,  and  at  the  same  time  to  assure  you  that  we  often  remem- 
ber with  pleasure,  the  very  obliging  civilities  you  had  the  goodness 
to  shew  us  at  Boston,  and  that  we  should  greatly  rejoice  to  return 
your  favours  in  old  England,  if  you  should  feel  yourselves  disposed 
to  cross  the  Atlantic.  Captain  Linzee  is  married  since  he  came  to 
England  to  a  very  amiable  young  woman,  and  resides  in  the  Isle 
of  Wight.  Thomas  hves  in  Portsmouth,  is  very  well  and  often  with 
us;  as  it  is  uncertain  where  the  Beaver  is,  I  take  the  liberty  of  rec- 
ommending a  few  lines  for  Capt"  John  to  your  care. 

There  is  on  board  the  Captain  a  young  man,  whose  name  is  Hutt, 
I  cannot  say  I  know  him,  but  he  is  countenanced  and  protected, 
by  a  Lady  (Mrs.  Roberts)  whom  I  much  esteem;  if  M".  Row  will 
be  pleased  to  let  him  warm  his  fingers  now  &  then  by  her  fire,  she 
will  add  an  obligation  to  M".  Hood  &  me. 

Our  united  best  wishes  attend  you  both. 

I  am  Dear  Sir 

Your  most  obedient  humble  servant 

Sam:  Hood. 


Letter  from  Samuel  Hood  to  John  Rowe. 

Catherington  oct.  26t\  1772. 
Dear  Sir :  — 

I  had  much  pleasure  in  hearing  of  M".  Rowe's  and  your  welfare 
on  the  Beaver's  arrival,  as  I  also  had  in  seeing  your  niece  in  England 
and  you  may  be  assured  that  she  is  not  only  acceptable  but  per- 
fectly agreeable  to  all  Cap*.  Linzee's  friends,  and  that  she  will  always 
be  regarded  by  them  with  great  affection.  The  Captain  is  sailed 
for  the  River  to  prepare  the  Beaver  for  paying  off;  and  till  that  busi- 
ness is  effected,  M".  Linzee  has  been  persuaded  to  be  with  us;  and 
we  have  all  much  pleasure  in  her  company,  and  shall  on  every  occa- 
sion chearfully  give  her  our  utmost  countenance,  not  only  for  her  own 
worth  and  good  nature  but  as  neice  to  M^  &  M".  Rowe,  and  daugh- 
ter to  M^  Inman,  whom  M".  Hood  &  I  much  esteem. 

You  have  my  best  thanks  for  your  kindness  to  M^  Hutt;  and  I 
am  glad  to  hear,  he  behaves  so  well. 

M".  Linzee  will  speak  for  herself;  I  shall  therefore  only  add,  M". 
Hood's,  Henry's  &  my  best  wishes  &  regards  to  you,  M".  Rowe  & 


AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  711 

M^  &  M".  Inman  &  family,  and  that  you  will  believe  me  to  be  very 
truly  Dear  Sir 

Your  most  obed*.  humble  Serv*. 

Sam:  Hood. 

Letter  from  Mrs.  Susan  Hood,  wife  of  Samuel  Hood,  to  Mrs. 

RowE,  wife  of  John  Rowe. 

Portsmouth  Nov'.  2^  1772. 
Dear  Mad"": 

I  should  think  myself  very  remiss  if  I  was  not  to  take  the  first 
opportunity  of  thanking  you  for  your  very  kind  letter,  and  also  to 
tell  you  we  are  all  extremely  happy  with  M".  Linzee.  She  is  now 
staying  with  us  till  Cap*.  Linzee's  ship  is  paid  off.  He  is  gone  up 
the  River  for  that  purpose,  and  it  was  not  thought  advisable  for 
her  to  go  with  him,  as  it  is  a  disagreable  navigation  and  not  alto- 
gether a  pleasing  situation  for  her  to  be  in.  She  intends  to  give 
an  account  of  herself  (by  this  opportunity)  to  you  and  her  friends 
at  Boston.  M^  Hood  &  Henry  desire  to  join  in  best  respects  to 
you  M'.  Rowe  &  M^  Inman's  family  with 

Dear  Mad™ 

Your  most  obedient  humble  servant 

Susan  Hood. 

I  must  beg  you  to  present 
my  Comp*^  to  the  Adm^  and  family. 

Letter  from  Lord  Hood  to  Captain  John  Linzee. 

Admiralty,  Nov'.  13*^  1788. 
My  dear  John: 

You  have  done  perfectly  right,  in  accepting  Admiral  Leveson 
Gowers  recommendation  of  a  mid;  but  you  should  have  been  cau- 
tious how  you  acknowledged  your  being  intended  to  command  the 
Penelope,  to  any  other  person, 

A  joint  letter  has  been  received  this  post  from  the  gunners  of  the 
Penelope  &  Amazon.  I  shall  therefore  be  glad  you  will  enquire 
the  character  of  the  two  men,  and  if  you  would  like  the  gunner  of 
the  Amazon  better  than  the  one  now  in  the  Penelope  the  exchange 
they  request,  will  be  comphed  with  —  you  will  therefore  let  me  know 
what  your  wishes  are,  but  you  will  make  your  enquiry  'privately. 
The  account  just  received  from  Sir.  G.  Baker  at  Windsor,  to  the  Lord 
in  waiting  is  in  the  following  words  —  "  The  King  had  access  of 
fever  yesterday  evening,  which  abated  in  the  night,  and  has  not 
entirely  left  him  ". 

You  will  certainly  be  right  to  rate  Samuel  and  I  am  glad  to  hear 
so  good  an  account  of  him.  Lady  Hood  unites  in  Love  to  M'■^ 
Linzee  &c  &c,  with  my  dear  John 

Your  affectionate  &  faithfull 

Hood. 


712  the  descendants  of  susannah  linzee 

Letter  from  Lord  Hood  to  Captain  John  Linzee. 

Admiralty  Dec'.  4*^  1788. 
My  dear  John: 

I  have  the  pleasure  to  acquaint  you  that  you  was  this  day  ap- 
pointed to  the  Penelope,  &  John  Ferguson  &  Henry  Boynton  are 
your  Lieutenants,  your  commission  will  be  sent  to  Plymouth  by 
tomorrow's  post. 

Lady  Hood  unites  in  Love  &  all  good  wishes  to  you,  M".  Linzee 
&c  &c  with 

Your  faithful]  &  affectionate 

Hood. 

Letter  from  Lord  Hood  to  Captain  John  Linzee. 

Admiralty  Dec^  9*^  1788. 
My  dear  John : 

M^  Milne  whom  I  have  already  made  known  to  you,  to  serve  as 
a  midshipman  in  the  Penelope  under  your  command,  will  be  the 
Bearer  of  this;  and  I  earnestly  recommend  him  to  your  particular 
care  &  attention. 

I  am  most  affectionately  yours 

Hood. 

Cap*.  J.  Linzee,  Plymouth. 

Letter  from  Lord  Hood  to  Captain  John  Linzee. 

Admiralty  Jan^.  12''^  1789. 
My  dear  John : 

I  have  received  your  letter  of  the  10*^  as  also  the  one  you  gave  to 
the  two  shipwrights,  by  the  post  from  Dover.  I  am  glad  you  have 
so  good  an  account  from  M".  Rowe,  whose  letter  I  now  return. 

When  I  see  Sir  Charles  Douglas,  I  wdll  do  the  best  I  can  with  him 
in  favor  of  M^  John  Irmian. 

You  will  soon  be  ordered  to  complete  your  Provisions,  and  have 
your  full  proportion  of  marines.  If  you  rate  the  Boatswain  mate 
of  the  Mirmydon,  zeo°  of  the  sheets  it  is  the  same  thing,  but  should 
the  Mermidon  put  into  Plymouth,  which  is  very  probable.  Cap* 
Rowe  will  of  course  take  him  again. 

I  expect  M^  &  M".  Hood  &  their  little  girls  with  M".  Hollwell 
today,  if  the  snow  does  not  prevent  their  coming. 

Lady  Hood  joins  in  Love  to  you  M".  Linzee  and  all  yours  with 
my  dear  John 

Most  affectionately  yours 

Hood. 


and  samuel,  first  viscount  hood.  713 

Letter  from  Lord  Hood  to  Captain  John  Linzee. 

Admiralty  Feb^.  7*^  1789. 
My  dear  John: 

I  am  glad  you  received  the  20  L  Bill  for  the  use  of  M'.  Coghlan, 
who  is  to  have  five  pounds  quarterly;  and  hope  the  Penelope  will  be 
in  the  Sound  tomorrow  as  your  orders  for  proceeding  to  Halifax 
are  now  signed,  ready  to  be  forwarded,  so  soon  as  it  is  known  you 
are  out  of  Hamose;  so  that  you  will  hold  yourself  prepared  to  sail 
as  [soon]  after  the  receipt  of  them  as  the  wind  will  permit,  which 
seems  now  to  be  inclining  to  the  northward.  I  shall  write  to  you 
again  before  you  depart. 

You  &  yours  have  Love  &  all  good  wishes  from  home. 
Most  faithfully  your  friend  &  humble  servant 

Hood. 

Children  of  Susannah  Linzee  (114)  and  Samuel  1st  Viscount 

Hood. 

I.  Samuel,  bapt.  1  Sept.  1750,  Portsmouth,  Hants,  England®; 
Samuel  Hood,  Grandson  of  Aid"  Linzee,  was  elected  a  bur- 
gess of  Portsmouth,  the  18  May  1751,  during  a  political 
controversy;  d.  an  infant®. 
II.  Thomas  Smith,  bapt.  30  Dec.  1751,  Portsmouth®;  probably 
named  after  Admiral  Thomas  Smith,  who  d.  28  Aug.  1762, 
and  was  known  as  Tom  of  Ten-Thousand;  as  junior  officer 
of  the  Gosport  under  Drake,  Smith  compelled  the  French 
Corvette  Girond  to  fire  a  salute,  at  Plymouth,  the  29  Nov. 
1728;  d.  an  infant®. 
114-1.  III.  Hon.  Henry,  b.  25  Aug.  1753®;  bapt.  17  Apr.  1754,  Ports- 
mouth®. 

Family  records  of  Susannah  Linzee  (114)  and  her  descendants  down  to  the 
births  of  her  grandchildren  are  from  the  pedigree  compiled  by  her  husband 
Samuel  1st  Viscount  Hood. 

114-1.  HENRY  2D  VISCOUNT  HOOD,  son  of  Susannah  Lin- 
zee (114)  and  Samuel  1st  Viscount  Hood;  b,  25  Aug.  1753,  and  bapt. 
17  Apr.  1754,  Portsmouth,  Hants,  England®;  Henry  Hood,  grand- 
son of  Alderman  Linzee,  was  a  burgess  of  Portsmouth  the  19  Sept. 
1763;  d.  25  Jan.  1836,  aged  82  y.®;  bur.  4  Feb.  1836,  St.  Michael's 
Church,  Coventry,  Warwickshire,  as  Henry  Viscount  Hood,  aged 
82  y.,  of  Whitley  (Par.  Reg.,  contributed  by  Geo.  K.  Cheshire, 
Clerk) ;  Henry  Hood,  Esq.  of  this  Parish,  aged  21  years  and  a  Batch- 
elor,  and  Jane  Wheler  of  the  said  Parish,  spinster,  with  the  con- 
sent of  Francis  Wheler,  Esq.,  her  natural  Father,  were  married  in 
this  Church  by  Licence  this  Tenth  day  of  September,  in  the  year  one 
Thousand  seven  Hundred  and  Seventy  four.  By  me  John  Mills, 
Minister  (Par.  Reg.  St.  Michael's  Church,  Coventry);  dau.  of 
Francis  Wheler  Esq.,  counsellor  at  law  of  Whitley,  Warwickshire, 


714  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH    LINZEE 

and  Jane   dau.   of   Abel   Smith   of  Nottingham®;    b.  1754®; 

d.  5,  6®,  Dec.  1847,  aged  93  y.,  at  Whitley  Abbey  (G.M.);  bur.  11 
Dec.  1847,  St.  Michael's  Church,  as  Jane,  Dowager  Viscountess 
Hood,  aged  93  y.,  of  Whitley  (Par.  Reg.). 

Henry  Hood  was  Captain  of  the  Portsmouth  Volunteers  in  1803, 
and  Captain-commandant  of  the  Catherington,  Charlton,  Bend- 
worth  and  Clanfield  Volunteers,  the  3  Oct.  1803.  He  succeeded 
his  mother  as  Baron  Hood  of  Catherington  in  the  Peerage  of  England, 
in  1806,  and  his  father,  as  Viscount  Hood  in  1816.  He  was  Lord 
Chamberlain  of  the  Royal  Household  in  1820-21,  to  Caroline  the 
Queen  Consort. 

Children  of  Henry  2d  Viscount  Hood  (114-1)  and 

Jane  Wheler. 

I.  Hon.  Louisa,  b.  16  Nov.  1775®;   d.  11  Mar.  1776,  and  bur. 

at  Coventry®. 
II.  Hon.  Louisa,  b.  23  Nov.  1776®;  d.  12  Feb.  1777,  and  bur.  at 
Catherington®;  bur.  14  Mar.  1777,  Catherington,  Hants 
(Par.  Reg.),  as  Louisa  dau.  of  Henry  Hood  Esq.,  and  wife 
Jane. 
III.  Hon.  Charlotte,  b.  2  May  1778®;  bur.  5  May  1778,  Cather- 
ington® (Par.  Reg.),  as  Charlotte  dau.  of  Henry  Hood  Esq., 
and  Jane  his  wife. 

114-2.       IV.  Hon.  Susanna,  b.  17  May   1779,   ®;    b.   17  June   (De- 

brett's  Peerage,  of  1820). 
V.  Hon.  Elizabeth  Harriott,  b.  15  Oct.  1780®;  bapt.  3  Dec. 
1780,  privately  at  Catherington  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Elizabeth 
Harriett  dau.  of  Henry  Hood  Esq.,  by  Jane  his  wife,  brought 
to  church  18  Mar.  1781;  d.  9  Mar.  1782,  and  bur.  at  Cath- 
erington®; bur.  28  Apr.  1782,  Catherington  (Par.  Reg.), 
as  Elizabeth  Harriett  Hood. 

114-3.       VI.  Hon.  Francis  Wheler,  b.  4®,  14  (by  the  Peerages)  Oct.  1781, 
at  prob.  Whitley  Abbey®. 

114-4.     vn.  Hon.  Selina,  b.  16  Nov.  1782, ®;  b.  10  May  (Debrett's 

Peerage,  of  1820). 

114-5.    VIII.  Hon.  Samuel,  b.  7  Dec.  1788,  Catherington®. 

Family  records  of  Henry  2d  Viscount  Hood  (114-1)  are  from  a  pedigree 
by  his  father  Samuel  1st  Viscount  Hood,  and  the  Hon.  Dorothy  Violet  Hood 
dau.  of  Francis  Wheler  4th  Viscount  Hood  (114-15). 

114-2.  HON.  SUSANNA  HOOD,   dau.   of  2d  Viscount  Henry 

Hood  (114-1)  and  Jane  Wheler;    b.  17  May   1779,   ®;    d.  3 

Nov.  1822,  by  her  gravestone  in  the  churchyard  at  Hambledon, 
Hants,  England,  as  Susan  wife  of  Richard  George  Richards,  and 
dau.  of  Henry  Viscount  Hood  and  Jane  his  wife,  aged  43  y.;  bur. 
9  Nov.  1822,  Hambledon  (Par.  Reg.);  Susan  Hood,  dau.  of  Hon. 
Henry  Hood  of  the  parish  of  Catherington,  m.  Richard  George 
Richards  Esq.,  of  the  parish  of  Hambledon,  8  Oct.  1797,  by  Gather- 


AND   SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT  HOOD.  715 

ington  (Par.  Reg.) ;  Mr.  Richards  was  then  a  very  handsome  young 
Curate  in  charge  of  Catherington,  Idsworth  and  Clanfield,  later  he 
became  the  Vicar  of  Hambledon  on  the  15  May  1800,  getting  the 
living  from  Lord  North,  but  the  Bishop  of  Winchester  was  the  patron; 

b.  1773,     at  Hambledon,  B.A.  1797,  M.A.  1805,  son  of  John 

(Christ's  College  Cambridge,  Reg.);  d.  15  June  1841,  by  his  grave- 
stone in  the  churchyard  at  Hambledon,  as  Richard  George  Richards, 
41  years  Vicar  of  this  Parish,  aged  68  years;  bur.  25  June  1841,  Ham- 
bledon (Par.  Reg.). 

Rev.  Rich.  Geo.  Richards,  Vicar,  m.  2d  Cath.  Eliz.,  widow  of 
Capt.  John  Whyte,  R.N.,  1  Nov.  1825,  at  Hambledon  (G.M.). 

Children  of  Hon.  Susanna  Hood   (114-2)  and  Rev.  Richard 

George  Richards, 

I.  Henry  John,  b.  15  July  1798,  and  bapt.  12  Sept.  1798,  as 
Henry  John  son  of  Richard  George  and  Susan  Richards,  at 
Hambledon  (Par.  Reg.);  d.  17  Aug.  1806,  gravestone  at 
Hambledon,  as  Henry  eldest  son  of  Rev.  Richard  George 
and  Susan  Richards,  aged  8  y . ;  bur.  29  Aug.  1806,  Hamble- 
don (Par.  Reg.). 

II.  Samuel  Hood,  b.  ;   became  a  Major  in  the  Army,  and 

d.  at  Bath,  Somerset®. 

III.  Susan  Anne,  b.  28  Nov.  1804,  and  bapt.  3  Feb.  1808,  as  Susan 

Anne  dau.  of  Rev.  Richard  George  and  Susan  Richards,  at 
Hambledon  (Par.  Reg.) ;  she  m.  and  had  a  dau.  Mrs.  Dev- 
erell. 

IV.  Jane  Maria,  bapt.  29  Jan.  1815,  privately,  as  Jane  Maria 

dau.  of  Richard  George  and  Susan  Richards,  at  Hambledon 
Vicarage,  Clergyman  (Par.  Reg.);  she  m.  Mr.  Gregory, 
and  had  a  dau.  Mrs.  Barnell  who  became  a  ward  of  Chancery, 

Other  inscriptions  on  tombstones  in  Hambledon  churchyard  are  as  follows : 

John  Richards,  who  d.  27  July  1819,  aged  82  years. 

Maria  Richards,  his  wife,  who  d.  11  Nov.  1826,  aged  80  years. 

Also  of  four  daughters  of  the  above,  Dorothy,  Maria,  Frances  and  Anne. 

John  Richards  who  d.  26  Mar.  1835.  His  wife  Susan  Coffin  Richards 
who  d.  6  Aug.  1870.  Their  sons  John  and  Henry,  and  only  daughter  Maria 
Downman. 

(Contributed  by  the  Vicar  of  Hambledon,  Rev.  Edmund  Kynastow). 


114-3.  HON.  FRANCIS  WHELER  HOOD,  son  of  Henry  2d 
Viscount  Hood  (114-1)  and  Jane  Wheler;  b.  4®,  14  (by  the  Peerages) 
Oct.  1871,  at  prob.  Whitley  Abbey,  Coventry,  Warwickshire,  Eng- 
land®; bapt.  18  Sept.  1782,  Catherington,  Hants  (Par.  Reg.),  as 
Francis  Wheeler  son  of  Hon.  Mr.  Hood  by  Jane  his  wife,  brought  to 
church,  baptized  privately  before  at  Portsmouth,  by  the  Rev.  Mr. 
Morgan,  the  curate  there,  b.  the  4  Oct.  1781;  d.  1  (Debrett's,  1820) 
2  Mar.  1814,  at  Aire,  south  of  France,  killed  in  the  battle  of  Orthes® 


716  THE    DESCENDANTS    OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

(G.M.);  Capt.  Hood  m.  Caroline  Hamond,  11®,  13  Oct.  1804 
(G.M.),  at  London  (S.M.);  her  godmother  was  Queen  Caroline®; 
only  dau.  of  Captain  Sir  Andrew  Snape  Hamond,  Bart.,  comptroller 
of  the  Navy,  and  Anne  only  dau.  and  heir  of  Major  Henry  Graeme 
of  Ham  well,  Midd.,  who  was  Lieutenant-Governor  of  St.  Helena 
where  he  died  in  1786®  (Dictionary  of  National  Biography);  b.  7 
Mar.  1781,  Newman  Street,  London®;  d.  11  Mar.  1858,  Whitley 
Abbey®  (T.). 

Hon.  Francis  Wheler  Hood  was  Lieutenant-Colonel  of  the  3d 
Regt.  of  Foot  Guards. 

Children  of  Hon.  Francis  Wheler  Hood  (114-3)  and 

Caroline  Hamond. 

114-6.         I.  Hon.  Caroline,  b.  16  Oct.  1805,  Nottingham  Place,  Maryle- 

bone,  London®  (G.  M.). 
II.  Hon.  Henry  Grosvenor,  b.  19  Nov.  1806,  Nottingham  Place®; 

b.  29  Sept.  1806  (Debrett's,  1820);   d. 1807, ®. 

114-7.      III.  Hon.  Samuel,  b.  10  Jan.  1808,  Norton  Lodge,  Freshwater, 

Isle  of  Wight,  Hants®;   b.  —  Jan.  1808,  Nottingham  Place 

(G.M.). 
114-8.       IV.  Hon.   Francis   Grosvenor,   b.   4   Mar.    1809,    Nottingham 

Place®. 
V.  Hon.  Anne  Hamond  Frederica,  b.  16  May  1812®  (Debrett's, 

1820),  Nottingham  Place®;  d. 1819-20, ®. 

Family  records  of  Hon.  Francis  Wheler  Hood  (114-3)  and  his  descendants 
were  contributed  by  the  Hon.  Dorothy  Violet  Hood  daughter  of  Francis 
Wheler  4th  Viscount  Hood  (114-15),  except  as  noted. 

114-4.  HON.  SELINA  HOOD,  dau.  of  Henry  2d  Viscount  Hood 

(114-1)   and  Jane  Wheler;    b.   16  Nov.   1782,  ®;    d.  17  Jan. 

1863,  at  Willesden-House,  Midd.,  as  the  Hon.  Selina  Lady  Mason, 
relict  of  Vice  Admiral  Sir  Francis  Mason,  K.C.B.  (G.M.,  and  T.); 
Selena  Hood,  spinster,  of  the  parish  of  Catherington,  m.  Capt. 
Francis  Mason,  R.N.,  bachelor,  16  Apr.  1805,  at  Catherington  (Par. 
Reg.) ;  he  was  Captain  of  the  Ratler  Sloop  at  the  time  of  his  marriage 
(G.M.);  b.  19  Feb.  1779,  Bow,  Midd.;  bapt.  10  Mar.  1779,  Bow 
(Par.  Reg.),  as  Francis,  son  of  WilUam  and  Mary  Mason,  28  days 
old  (R.  by  the  Vicar,  H.  J.  Kitcat);  d.  27  May  1853,  Eastbourne, 
Sussex,  as  Vice  Admiral  Sir  Francis  Mason,  K.C.B. ,  of  Wheler 
Lodge,  Leicestershire,  aged  74  y.  (T.). 

They  resided  at  Wheler  Lodge,  near  Welford,  Northamptonshire. 
Francis  Mason  entered  the  navy  in  1793,  became  a  Lieutenant  the 
8  July  1799,  a  Commander  the  29  Apr.  1802,  Post  Captain  the  22 
Jan.  1806,  a  Rear  Admu-al  the  26  June  1838,  Vice  Admiral  of  the 
Blue,  the  9  May  1849,  Vice  Admiral  of  the  White  the  11  June  1851, 
and  Vice  Admiral  of  the  Red  the  30  July  1852.  He  was  created  a 
knight  the  24  Aug.  1841. 


Martha  Babcock  (Greene)  Amory 
1812-1880 


AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  717 

114-5.  SAMUEL  HOOD,  2D  BARON  BRIDPORT,  son  of 
Henry  2d  Viscount  Hood  (114-1)  and  Jane  Wheler;  b.  7  Dec.  1788, 
Catherington,  Hants,  England®;  bapt.  7  Dec.  1788,  Catherington 
(Par.  Reg.),  as  Samuel  son  of  the  Hon.  Henry  Hood,  by  Jane  his 
wife,  privately  baptized,  admitted  18  Sept.  1791;  d.  6  Jan.  1868, 
aged  80  y..  Cricket  St.  Thomas,  Chard,  Somerset,  and  bur.  there®; 
the  Hon.  Samuel  Hood  m.  Lady  Charlotte  Mary  Nelson,  Duchess  of 
Bronte,  3  (0  July  1810,  Marylebone  Church,  London  (G.M.),  by 
the  Bishop  of  Salisbury®;  dau.  of  the  Rev.  William  1st  Earl  Nelson, 
and  Duke  of  Bronte  in  Sicily,  clerk  rector  of  Hilborough,  Norfolk 
(who  succeeded  his  younger  brother  the  famous  Admiral  Horatio 
Nelson,  1st  Viscount  Nelson  and  Duke  of  Bronte),  and  1st  wife 
Sarah  dau.  of  Rev.  Henry  Yonge,  clerk  vicar  of  Great  Torrington, 
Devon®;  b.  20  Sept.  1787,  Hilborough®;  d.  29  Jan.  1873,  aged  86  y., 
Cricket  St.  Thomas,  Chard,  where  she  was  buried®  (T.).  (Dic- 
tionary of  National  Biography,  and  Stamer  and  M'Arthur's  Life  of 
Nelson). 

Hon.  Samuel  Hood  became  2d  Baron  Bridport  in  the  peerage  of 
Ireland,  succeeding  his  great  uncle  Admiral  Alexander  Hood,  1st 
Baron  Bridport,  younger  brother  to  Samuel  1st  Viscount  Hood.  He 
was  educated  at  Trinity  College,  Cambridge,  M.A.  1809,  and  was 
M.P.  for  Heytesbury,  Wilts,  from  1812-1818. 

Children  of  Samuel  Hood,   2d  Baron  Bridport   (114-5)  and 
Lady  Charlotte  Mary  Nelson,  Duchess  of  BrontJI;. 

114-9.         I.  Hon.  Mary  Sophia,  b.  1  Dec.  1811,  Wimpole  St.,  London 

(G.M.). 
114-10.      n.  Hon.  Charlotte,  b.  8  Aug.  1813,  Wimpole  St.  (G.M.). 
114-11.     HI.  Hon.  Alexander  Nelson,   b.   23   Dec.   1814,   Marylebone, 

London®. 
114-12.     IV.  Hon.  Jane  Sarah,  b.  14  Jan.  1817,  Wimpole  St.  (T.). 

114-13.      V.  Hon.  Catherine  Louisa,  b.  25  Mar.  1818, °. 

114-14.     VI.  Hon.  Frances  Caroline,  b.  29  Mar.  1821,  at  12  Wimpole  St.®. 
VII.  Hon.  Henry  [?],  b.  —  1824  [?]  ®;    d.   19  Jan.  1826, 

at  Viscount  Hood's,  Whitley  Abbey,  in  his  4th  year,  the 

Hon.  Horatio  Nelson  Hood,  youngest  son  of  Samuel  Lord 

Bridport  (G.M.). 
VIII.  Hon.  Horatio  Nelson,  b.  24  Apr.  1826, ®;   d.   2  Jan. 

1832,  at  Cricket  Lodge,  Chard  (G.M.). 

Family  records  of  Samuel  Hood,  2d  Baron  Bridport  (114-5),  were  con- 
tributed by  his  grandson,  Arthur  Wellington  Alexander  Nelson  Hood,  2d 
Viscount  Bridport  (114-23). 


114-6.  HON.  CAROLINE  HOOD,  dau.  of  Hon.  Francis  Wheler 
Hood  (114-3)  and  Caroline  Hamond;  b.  16  Oct.  1805,  Nottingham 

(1)  5  July  (S.M.). 


718  THE   DESCENDANTS    OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

Place,  Mary^lebone,  London,  England®;  d.  9  May  1890,  Styvechale 
Hall,  Warwickshire,  aged  85  y.  (T,);  ni.  Arthur  Francis  Gregory 
Esq.  of  Styvechall  Hall,  25  Feb.  1834,  Coventry  (G.M.);  son  of 
Francis  Gregory  and  Frances  dau.  of  Andrew  Grote  of  Blackheath; 

b.  29  Oct.  1792, ;  d.  27  Feb.  1853,  aged  61  y.,  Stivichall  Hall 

(T.). 
Resided  Styvechall  Hall,  near  Coventry,  Warwickshire. 

Children  of  Hon.  Caroline  Hood  (114-6)  and 
Arthur  Francis  Gregory. 

I.  Arthur  Morgan  Grosvenor  Hood,  b.  11  Dec.  1834, ; 

late  Captain  of  the  Scots  Fusilier  Guards;  d.  17  May  1883, 
aged  48  y.,  unmarried,  at  Styvechale  Hall  (T.). 

II.  Francis  Hood,  b.  29  Oct.  1836,  — ;  J.P.  of  Warwick- 
shire, and  late  Major  of  the  15th  Hussars;  d.  24  Nov.  1909, 
aged  72  y.,  at  Styvechale  Hall  (T.) ;  succeeded  at  Styvechall 
Hall  by  his  counsin  the  Hon.  Alexander  Frederick  Hood 
(114-18)  Gregory©. 


114-7.  SAMUEL  3D  VISCOUNT  HOOD,  son  of  the  Hon. 
Francis  Wheler  Hood  (114-3)  and  Caroline  Hamond;  b.  10®  Jan. 
1808,  Norton  Lodge,  Freshwater,  Isle  of  Wight,  Hants,  England®, 
or  Nottingham  Place,  Marylebone,  London  (G.M.) ;  he  assumed  the 
additional  name  of  Tibbits,  the  12  Feb.  1840,  by  Royal  license®; 
he  held  for  a  time  a  commission  in  the  3d  Guards,  now  the  Scots 
Guards®;  d.  8  May  1846,  at  44  Bryanstone  Square,  London®;  m. 
Mary  Isabella  Tibbits,  27  June  1837,  St.  John's,  Paddington,  Lon- 
don®; dau.  of  Richard  John  Tibbits  of  Barton  Seagrave,  Northants, 
and  Horatia  Charlotte  dau.  of  Thomas  Lockwood  whose  wife  was 
Charlotte  dau.  of  Lord  George  Manners-Sutton®;  b.  1  June  1818, 
and  d.  18  July  1904,  as  Mary  Viscountess  Hood,  by  her  tombstone 
at  Barton  Seagrave  (R.  by  Thos.  L.  Coulson  Bridges,  Rector); 
bapt.  1  Oct.  1818,  Barton  Seagrave  (Par.  Reg.),  as  Mary  Isabella 
dau.  of  Richard  John  and  Horatia  Charlotte  Tibbits,  Gent;  d.  18 
July  1904,  as  the  widow  of  Captain  John  Borlase  Maunsell®. 

Mary  Isabella  Hood  m.  2d  George  Hall,  M.D.,  of  Portslade  and 
Brighton,  Sussex,  5  May  1849,  St.  George's,  Hanover  Square,  Lon- 
don® (G.M.,  and  T.);  in  the  Times  she  is  called  the  dau.  of  the  late 
Mrs.  Stopford  and  granddaughter  of  the  late  Charles  Tibbits  Esq. 

of    Barton    Seagrave,   Northamptonshire;     b.   ;     d.    10    Sept. 

1854,  Eastbourne,  Sussex  (G.M.,  and  T.),  as  George  Hall  Esq.  of 
Portslade  and  Barton  Seagrave. 

Mary  Isabella  Hall  m.  3d  Captain  John  Borlase  Maunsell,  of  the 
17th  Lancers,  the  17  June  1858  (G.M.),  at  Thorpe  Malsor,  Northamp- 
ton®; he  assumed  the  name  of  Tibbits  by  Royal  license,  the  10  July 
1858®;   4th  son  of  Colonel  Thomas  Phillip  Maunsell  and  the  Hon. 


A 


AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  719 

Caroline  Elizabeth  Cockayne®;    b.  —  Jan.  1820,  Thorpe  Malsor®; 
d.  17  Jan.  1902,  Barton  Seagrave  Hall®. 

Children  of  Samuel  3d  Viscount  Hood  (114-7)  and 
Mary  Isabella  Tibbits. 

114-15.       I.  Hon.  Francis  Wheler,  b.  4  July  1838,  Nottingham  Place, 
London®. 

114-16.      11.  Hon.  Caroline  Mary,  b.  30  Apr.  1840,  Nottingham  Place®. 

114-17.    III.  Hon.  Albert,  b.  26  Aug.  1841,  Bryanstone  Square,  London®. 

114-18.     IV.  Hon.  Alexander  Frederick,  b.  20  May  1843,  Bryanstone 
Square®. 
V.  Hon.  Alfred,  b.  17  Mar.  1846,  Bryanstone  Square®  (G.M.) ; 
late  52d  Foot®;    d.  14  Sept.  1880,  Chiswick,  Midd.,  un- 
married®. 

Family  records  of  Samuel  3d  Viscount  Hood  (114-7)  and  his  descendants 
were  contributed  by  his  granddaughter,  the  Hon.  Dorothy  Violet  Hood,  except 
as  noted  under  (114-17),  and  (114-18). 

114-8.  HON.  FRANCIS  GROSVENOR  HOOD,  son  of  Hon. 
Francis  Wheler  Hood  (114-3)  and  Caroline  Hamond;  b.  4  Mar. 
1809,  Nottingham  Place,  Marylebone,  London,  England®;  Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel Grenadier  Guards®;  d.  18  Oct.  1854,  killed  in  the 
trenches  before  Sebastopol,  Crimea,  Russia®;  m.  EHzabeth  Jane 
Hamond,  his  1st  cousin,  8  Sept.  1842,  at  Freshwater,  Isle  of  Wight, 
Hants  (G.M.);  second  dau.  of  Admiral  Sir  Graham  Eden  Hamond, 
Bart.,  K.C.B.,  and  EHzabeth  dau.  of  John  Kimber  of  Fowey,  Corn- 
wall®; b.  about  1815  ;  d.  15  Jan.  1910,  Heathfield,  Fresh- 
water, aged  95  y.  (T.). 

114-9.  HON.  MARY  SOPHIA  HOOD,  dau.  of  Samuel  Hood  2d 
Baron  Bridport  (114-5)  and  Charlotte  Mary  Nelson,  Duchess  of 
Bronte;  b.  1  Dec.  1811,  Wunpole  St.,  London,  England  (G.M.), 
or  Whitley  Abbey,  Warwickshire®;  d.  29  Jan.  1888,  at  38  Lowndes 
Square,  London®,  aged  77  y.  (T.) ;  m.  John  Lee  Lee  Esq.  of  Dilling- 
ton,  Somerset,  and  Orleigh  Court,  Devon,  17  Aug.  1841®,  Maryle- 
bone, London  (G.M.);  son  of  William  Hanning  and  Harriett  dau. 
of  Edward  Lee®;  b.  11  Dec.  1802,  Dillington  Park  (G.M.);  he 
assumed  the  surname  of  Lee  in  1822®;  M.P.  for  Wells  1831-7®; 
d.  16  Aug.  1874,  Dillington  Park,  Ilminster,  Somerset®,  aged  72  y. 
(T.). 

John  Lee  Lee  m.  1st  Jessey  Vaughan,  18  Feb.  1834,  St.  George's 
Church,  Hanover  Sq.,  London,  W.®  (T.);  dau.  of  John  Edwards 
Vaughan  of  Rheola,  Glamorgan,  M.P.,  and  2d  wife  Sarah  widow  of 
John  Dalton,  and  dau.  of Perkins®  ("  dau.  of  Thomas  Bar- 
wise  of  London",  by  Burke);   b.  17  Feb.  1813,  ®;    d.  1  Mar. 

1836,  Dilhngton  Park®,  aged  23  y.  (G.M.). 


720  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

Records  of  1st  marriage  were  contributed  by  their  son  Colonel 
Arthur  Vaughan-Lee  of  Dilhngton  Park. 

Children  of  Hon.  Mary  Sophia  Hood  (114-9)  and  John  Lee  Lee. 

114-19.       I.  Emily  Mary,  b.  1  July  1842,  Dillington  Park®. 

II.  Alice  Georgina,  b.  —  Jan.  1844®,  Dillington  Park  (G.M.) ; 
d.  14  June  1880,  Dillington  Park®. 
114-20.    III.  Edward  Hanning,  b.  22  Aug.   1845,  Dillington  Park®;    b. 
26  Aug.  (G.M.). 
IV.  William  Manning,  b.  9  Dec.  1846,  Dillington  Park®. 

Family  records  of  Hon.  Mary  Sophia  Hood  (114-9)  and  her  descendants 
were  contributed  by  her  son  Colonel  Edward  Hanning  Hanning-Lee  (114-20). 

114-10.  HON.  CHARLOTTE  HOOD,  dau.  of  Samuel  Hood  2d 
Baron  Bridport  (114-5)  and  Charlotte  Mary  Nelson,  Duchess  of 
Bront^;  b.  8  Aug.  1813,  Wimpole  St.,  London  (G.M.),  or  Cricket 
St.  Thomas,  Chard,  Somerset,  England®;  d.  21  Aug.  1906,  at  30 
Upper  Merrion  St.,  Dublin,  Ireland®;  m.  Horace  Wilham  Noel 
Rochfort  Esq.,  of  Clogrenane,  co.  Carlow,  Ireland,  4  Sept.  1845, 
St.  George's,  Hanover  Sq.,  London  (G.M.);  son  of  Colonel  John 
Staunton  Rochfort  and  Harriette  3d  dau.  of  Sir  Horace  Mann, 
Bart.®;  b.  5  Nov.  1809,  at  prob.  Clogrenane®;  d.  16  May  1891,  at 
30  Upper  Merrion  St.,  Dubhn®. 

Horace  William  Noel  Rochfort  m.  1st  Frances  Elizabeth  Cosby, 

6  Aug.  1837,  ®;    eldest  dau.  of  Thomas  Phillips  Cosby  Esq., 

of  Stradbally  Hall,  Queen's  co.,  Ireland,  and  Charlotte  Elizabeth 

dau.  of  the  Right   Hon,   Thomas   Kelly®;    b.  ;    d.  25   Mar. 

1841 ®. 

Children  of  Hon.  Charlotte  Hood  (114-10)  and  Horace 
William  Noel  Rochfort. 

114-21.       I.  Amelia  Catharine,  b.  22  Aug.  1846,  Clogrenane®. 
114-22.      II.  William  Robert  Hood,  b.  29  Dec.  1847,  Clogrenane®. 

m.  Sir  Alexander  Nelson,  b.  3  June  1850,  Clogrenane®;  K.C.B., 
C.M.G.;  served  in  the  Soudan  1885;  in  South  Africa  1899- 
1900;  Somaliland  in  1903-4;  Major-General  in  1907; 
Lieutenant-Governor  of  the  Island  of  Jersey  in  1910. 
IV.  Henry,  b.  23  Mar.  1853,  Clogrenane®;  d.  1881,  un- 
married, in  South  Africa®. 

Family  records  of  Hon.  Charlotte  Hood  (114-10)  and  her  descendants 
were  contributed  by  her  son  William  Robert  Hood  Rochfort  (114-22), 
except  as  noted  under  (114-21). 

114-11.  ALEXANDER  NELSON  HOOD,  3D  BARON  and  1ST 
VISCOUNT  BRIDPORT,  son  of  Samuel  2d  Baron  Bridport  (114-5) 
and  Charlotte  Mary  Nelson,  Duchess  of  Bronte;    b.  23  Dec.  1814, 


AND   SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  721 

Marylebone,  London,  Midd.,  England®;  d.  4  June  1904,  aged  89 
y.,  Royal  Lodge,  Windsor  Park,  Midd.®;  bur.  10  June  1904,  Cricket 
St.  Thomas  Church,  Somerset®;  m.  Lady  Mary  Penelope  Hill, 
2  Aug.  1838,  at  St.  George's  Church,  Hanover  Square,  London® 
(G.M.);  2d  dau.  of  Arthur  Blundell  Sandys  Trumbull  Hill,  3d 
Marquis  of  Downshire,  and  Lady  Maria  eldest  dau.  of  Other  Hick- 
man Windsor,  5th  Earl  of  Plymouth®;  b.  3  Sept.  1817,  Hillsborough 
Castle,  CO.  Down,  Ireland®;  d.  15  July  1884,  at  12  Wimpole  Street, 
London,  W.®(T.). 

Alexander  Nelson  Hood,  G.C.B.L.,  and  J. P.,  was  groom  in  wait- 
ing from  1841  to  1853,  clerk  marshal  to  the  Prince  Consort  from  8 
Mar.  1858,  equerry  in  ordinary  to  Queen  Victoria  from  Feb.  1858 
to  1884,  extra  equerry  from  1884  to  1901,  and  Hon.  equerry  to  King 
Edward  VIL,  from  1901  to  1904.  He  was  created  1st  Viscount 
Bridport  of  Cricket  St.  Thomas,  co.  Somerset,  England,  and  of 
Bronte,  the  6  July  1868.  He  was  Baron  Bridport  in  Ireland  and 
Duke  of  Bronte  in  Sicily. 

He  became  an  Ensign  and  Lieutenant  the  30  Aug.  1831,  in  the 
regiment  of  Scots  Fusilier  Guards,  their  Captain  1  July  1836,  pro- 
moted Colonel  the  5  Nov.  1847,  and  Colonel  in  the  army,  20  June 
1854;  he  became  Major-General  the  19  Aug.  1862,  Lieutenant- 
General  the  25  Oct.  1871,  and  General  the  1  Oct.  1877. 

Residences,  —  Cricket  St.  Thomas,  near  Chard,  co.  Somerset, 
and  Castello  di  Maniaco,  Bronte,  Sicily. 

Children  of  Alexander  Nelson  Hood,  1st  Viscount  Bridport 
(114-11)  and  Lady  Mary  Penelope  Hill. 

114-23.       I.  Hon.  Arthur  Wellington  Alexander  Nelson,  b.  15  Dec. 

1839,  19  Hanover  Square,  London,  England®. 
114-24.      II.  Hon.  Nina  Maria,  b.  4  Sept.  1841,  19  Hanover  Square®. 
114-25.    III.  Hon.  Horatio  Nelson  Sandys,  b.  24  Mar.  1843,  Portland 

Place,  London®. 
IV.  Hon.  Edith  Charlotte,  b.  3  Nov.  1844,  12  Wimpole  St., 

London®  (G.M.,  and  T.);   d.  27  Mar.  1847,  50  Grosvenor 

St.,  London®  (G.M.,  and  T.). 
114-26.      V.  Hon.  Mary,  b.  4  June  1846,  50  Grosvenor  St.®. 

VI.  Hon.  William  Nelson,  b.  6  Jan.  1848,  50  Grosvenor  St.® 

(G.M.,  and   T.);    retired   Lieutenant,  R.N.     Residence, — 

3  Castletown  Road,  West  Kensington,  W.,  London. 
114-27.    VII.  Hon.  Adelaide  Fanny,  b.  13  Dec.  1850,  Pixton  Park,  Dul- 

verton,  Somerset®. 
114-28.  viii.  Hon.  Rosa  Penelope,  b.  1  Sept.  1852,  Pixton  Park®. 

EX,  Hon.  Alexander  Nelson,   b.   28  June   1854.   Cumberland 

Lodge,  Windsor  Park®  (G.M.,  and  T.);  Treasurer  to  H.M. 

the  Queen;    Wellington  College;   extra  gentleman  usher  to 

Queen  Victoria  1892-1901 ;  was  controller  of  the  Household 

of  H.R.H.  late  Princess  Mary  Adelaide,  Duchess  of  Teck; 

is  commander  of  Royal  Victorian  Order,  Knight  Commander 


722  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

of  the  Order  of  the  Crown  of  Italy  and  Grand  Officer  of  that 

order;    these  honours  being  conferred  on  him  for  services 

to  Itahan  agriculture  and  rclie\'ing  distress  after  the  great 

earthquake  at  Messina;    holds  family  estates  in  Sicily,  the 

Duchy  of  Bront6  with  the  title  conferred  on  Admiral  Lord 

Nelson  by  the  King  of  Naples  after  the  Battle  of  the  Nile. 

Residences,  — 13   Pelham    Crescent,   S.W.,    London,    and 

Castello  di  Maniaco,  Bront6,  Sicily,  and  La  Falconara,  Sicily. 

X.  Hon.  Albert  Nelson,  b.  4  July  1856,  Cumberland  Lodge, 

Windsor  Park®  (T.);   d.  8  July  1856,  Cumberland  Lodge® 

(T.). 

XI.  Hon.  Henry  Nelson,  b.  16  Aug.  1857,  Cumberland  Lodge® 

(G.M.,  and  T.);  d.  24  Aug.  1857,  Cumberland  Lodge®  (T.). 

114-29.    XII.  Hon.  Alfred  Nelson,  b.  1  Oct.  1858,  Cumberland  Lodge®. 

xiii.  Hon.  Victor  Albert  Nelson,  b.  14  Nov.  1863,  Cumberland 
Lodge®;  J.P.  for  Queensland  and  Victoria;  Chamberlain 
to  Governor-General  of  AustraUa  since  1911. 

Family  records  of  Alexander  Nelson  Hood,  1st  Viscount  Bridport  (114-11) 
and  his  descendants  were  contributed  by  his  daughter  the  Hon.  Nina  Maria 
Hood  (114r-24)  Ferguson  except  as  noted  under  (114-23),  (114-25)  and 
(114-27). 

114-12.  HON.  JANE  SARAH  HOOD,  dau.  of  Samuel  Hood,  2d 
Baron  Bridport  (114-5)  and  Charlotte  Mary  Nelson,  Duchess  of 
Bronte;    b.  14  Jan.  1817,  Wimpole  St.,  London,  England  (T.);    d. 

28  Apr.  1907, ;  m.  1st  Yonge  [?]  Hugh  Holbech  Esq.  of  Farn- 

borough,  CO.  Warwick,  4  Jan.  1838,  at  Cricket  St.  Thomas,  Somerset 
(G.M.);  eldest  son  of  William  Holbech  and  Lucy  6th  dau.  of  Old- 
field  Bowles  of   North  Aston,  co.  Oxford;   b.  15  Aug.   1814, 


d.  8  June  1849,  at  Coleshill,  as  Hugh  Holbech  Esq.,  aged  34  y. 
eldest  son  of  William  Holbech  Esq.  of  Farnborough  (G.M.,  and  T.) 

Hon.  Jane  Sarah  Holbech  m.  2d  Commodore  Sir  Charles  Hotham 
R.N.,  K.C.B.,  10  Dec.  1853,  St.  George's,  Hanover  Sq.,  London 
(G.M.);  Governor  of  Victoria;  son  of  Rev.  the  Hon.  Frederick 
Hotham,  prebendary  of  Rochester,  and  Anne  Elizabeth,  eldest  dau. 
of  Thomas  Hallett  Hodges  of  Hemstead  Place,  Kent;  b.  14  Jan. 
1806,  Dennington,  Suffolk,  and  d.  31  Dec.  1855,  Melbourne,  Aus- 
tralia.    (Dictionary  of  National  Biography). 

Hon.  Jane  Sarah  Hotham  m.  3d  Captain  William  Armytage,  R.N., 
30  Aug.  1860,  at  Uffculme,  Devon  ((3.M.);  son  of  John  Armytage 
and  Mary  only  dau.  of  William  Assheton  of  Downham  and  Cuer- 
dale,  Lancashire;  b.  4  Jan.  1821, ;  d.  11  Jan.  1872,  Knight- 
leys,  Exeter,  as  Capt.  William  Armytage,  R.N.,  aged  51  y.  (T.). 

114-13.  HON.  CATHERINE  LOUISA  HOOD,  dau.  of  Samuel 
Hood  2d  Lord  Bridport  (114-5)  and  Charlotte  Mary  Nelson,  Duchess 

of  Bronte;   b.  25  Mar.  1818, ®;   d.  6  Oct.  1893,  aged   75  y., 

at  Barton  Abbey,  Oxon  (T.) ;   m.  Henry  Hall  of  Holbrook  House, 


114-31. 

II. 

114-32. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 

114-33. 

VI. 

114-34. 

VII. 

AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  723 

CO.  Somerset,  and  Barton  Abbey,  Steeple  Aston,  Oxon,  18  Apr. 
1837,  St.  George's  Church,  Hanover  Square,  London  (T.);  son  of 
William  Hall  and  Elizabeth  (        )  relict  of  Mr.  William  Green; 

b.  1808,  ;    d.    17   Nov.    1862,    aged    55   y.,    at    Barton 

Abbey  (T.). 

Residence,  —  Barton  Abbey,  Steeple  Aston,  Oxfordshire,  England. 

Children  of  Hon.  Catherine  Louisa  Hood  (114-13)  and 

Henry  Hall. 

114-30.       I.  Alexander  William,  b.  20  June  1838,  Upper  Harley  St., 
London  (G.M.). 
II.  Henry  Samuel,  b.  17  Oct.  1839,  Upper  Harley  St.  (G.M.). 

HiLARE  Charlotte,  b.  . 

Herbert  Lee,  b.  about  1842;  late  61st  Reg. 

Frances  Caroline,  b.  prob.  1844-5  (0,  Wimpole  St.,  London 

(G.M.). 
Hugh,  b.  12  Dec.  1848,  Mansfield  St.,  London®  (G.M.). 
Catherine  Hester,  b.  prob.  21  Apr.  1850  (0,  at  the  residence 
of  Dowager  Viscountess  Torrington  (G.M.). 
VIII.  William  Horace,  b.  U  Mar.  1852,  Mansfield  St.,  London 
(G.M.) ;  late  6th  Drag.  Guards. 

rx.  Horatio  Nelson,  b. 1853, . 

X.  Arthur  Younge,  b. . 


114-14.  HON.  FRANCES  CAROLINE  HOOD,  dau.  of  Samuel 
Hood,  2d  Baron  Bridport  (114-5)  and  Charlotte  Mary  Nelson, 
Duchess  of  Bront6;  b.  29  Mar.  1821,  at  12  Wunpole  Street,  London, 
England®;  d.  1  Oct.  1903,  Killerton,  Exeter,  Devon®  (T.);  bur. 
Bradfield,  Cullompton,  Devon®;  m.  Sir  John  Walrond  Walrond,  Bart., 
of  Bradfield,  20  May  1845,  St.  George's,  Hanover  Square,  London® 
(G.M.) ;  son  of  Benjamin  Bowden  Walrond,  who  changed  his  name 
from  Dickinson  to  Walrond,  and  Frances  eldest  dau.  of  William 
Henry  Walrond®;  b.  1  Mar.  1818,  Tiverton,  Devon®;  created  a 
baronet  the  24  Feb.  1876®;  d.  23  Apr.  1889,  Cannes,  south  of  France®; 
bur.  Bradfield,  Cullompton®. 

Children  of  Hon.  Frances  Caroline  Hood  (114-14)  and 
Sir  John  Walrond  Walrond. 

114-35.  I.  Katherine  Mary,  b.  8  Apr.  1846,  at  12  Wimpole  Street, 
London®. 

114-36.      II.  William  Hood,  b.  26  Feb.  1849,  Exeter,  Devon®. 

114-37.  III.  Margaret,  b.  16  Nov.  1851,  Linden  near  Wellington,  Somer- 
set®. 

114-38.  IV.  GERTRxn)E,  b.  8  Aug.  1853,  Foxdown  near  Wellington,  Somer- 
set®. 


(^)  The  years  of  births  of  these  two  daughters  are  uncertain. 


724  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

114-39.      V.  Mary  Caroline,  b.  9  Sept.  1854,  Bradfield,  CuUompton®. 

VI.  Frances  Jane,  b.  6®,  29  Mar.  1856,  Bradfield    (G.M.);    d. 

■  1861®. 

114-40.    VII.  Edith  Isabel,  b.  30  Apr.  1857,  Bradfield®. 

114-41.  VIII.  Arthur  Melville  Hood,  b.  17  Mar.  1861,  Bradfield®. 

Family  records  of  Hon.  Frances  Caroline  Hood  (114-14)  and  her  descend- 
ants were  contributed  by  her  daughter  Katherine  Mary  (Walrond)  Troyte 
(114-35),  except  as  noted  under  (114-36),  (114-40). 


114-15.  FRANCIS  WHELER  4TH  VISCOUNT  HOOD,  son  of 
Samuel  3d  Viscount  Hood  (114-7)  and  Mary  Isabella  Tibbits;  b. 
4  July  1838,  Nottingham  Place,  Marylebone,  London,  England® 
(G.M.);  d.  27  Apr.  1907,  London®;  m.  Edith  Lydia  Drummond 
Ward,  18  July  1865,  St.  George's,  Hanover  Square,  London®;  dau. 
of  Arthur  Wellesley  Ward  Esq.,  of  Calverley  Park,  near  Tunbridge 
Wells,  Kent,  England,  and  Catherine  Anne  Murray  Houlton  dau. 
of  Colonel  John  Torriano  Houlton  of  Farleigh  Castle,  Somerset, 
and  Grittleton,  Wilts,  England®;  b.  16  Oct.  1847,  Tunbridge  Wells®; 
d.  9  Mar.  1911,  London®. 

Francis  Wheler  Hood  succeeded  as  4th  Viscount  Hood,  the  8 
May  1846;  he  became  Ensign  and  Lieutenant,  18  Nov.  1854,  in 
the  Grenadier  Regiment  of  Foot  Guards,  Lieutenant  and  Captain 
of  the  same,  the  15  May  1857,  and  Captain  and  Lieutenant-Colonel 
of  the  same,  the  23  June  to  11  Aug.  1857.  He  was  appointed  Deputy 
Lieutenant  of  county  Warwick,  the  24  Aug.  1866,  and  Lieutenant- 
Colonel  (Reserve  of  officers),  the  7  July  1880.  He  went  out  to  the 
Crimea,  but  only  to  find  on  landing  that  peace  had  been  declared. 

Resided,  —  44  Bryanstone  Square,  London. 

Children  of  Francis  Wheler  4th  Viscount  Hood  (114-15)  and 
Edith  Lydia  Drummond  Ward. 

114-42.       I.  Hon.  Mabel  Edith,  b.  26  May  1866,  London,  England®. 

114-43.      II.  Hon.   Grosvenor  Arthur  Alexander,   b.    13   Nov.   1868, 
London®. 

114-44.    III.  Hon.  Horace  Lambert  Alexander,  b.  2  Oct.  1870,  London®. 

114-45.     IV.  Hon.  Neville  Albert,  b.  4  Oct.  1872,  London®. 

V.  Hon.  Dorothy  Violet,  b.  4  Sept.  1877,  10  Chesterfield  St., 
Mayfair,  London®  (T.).  Residence,  —  39  Cumberland 
Mansions,  Brj'^anston  Square,  London,  W. 

114-46.     VI.  Hon.  Francis  George,  b.  28  Mar.  1880,  London®. 

Family  records  of  Francis  Wheler  4th  Viscount  Hood  (114-15)  and  his 
descendants  were  contributed  by  his  daughter  the  Hon.  Dorothy  Violet 
Hood,  except  as  noted  under  (114-44). 


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AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  725 

114-16.  HON.  CAROLINE  MARY  HOOD,  dau.  of  Samuel  3d 
Viscount  Hood  (114-7),  and  Mary  Isabella  Tibbits;  b.  30  Apr. 
1840,  at  Nottingham  Place,  London,  England®  (G.M.);  d.  14  Jan. 
1890,  Sydenham,  London,  S.W.®;  m.  Oscar  William  Holden  Ham- 
brough,  D.L.,  of  Pipewell  Hall,  17  Dec.  1859,  at  All  Saints  Church, 
Ennismore  Place,  London®  (T.);  son  of  John  Hambrough  of  Pipe- 
well  Hall,  and  Steephill  Castle,  Isle  of  Wight,  Hants,  and  Sophia 
youngest  dau.  of  Gore  Townsend  of  Honington  Hall,  co.  Warwick®; 

b.  —  Sept.  1825, ®;  d.  6  Sept.  1900,  Pipewell  Hall,  Kettering, 

Northants®. 

Oscar  William  Holden  Hambrough  was  high  sheriff  of  North- 
ampton in  1856,  and  after  his  marriage  assumed  the  additional 
surname  and  arms  of  Holden  by  Royal  license  in  1864. 

114-17.  HON.  ALBERT  HOOD,  son  of  Samuel  3d  Viscount 
Hood  (114-7)  and  Mary  Isabella  Tibbits;  b.  26  Aug.  1841,  Bryan- 
stone  Square,  London,  England®  (G.M.);  m.  Julia  Jane  Hornby, 
2  June  1868,  St.  George's  Church,  Hanover  Square,  London®;  only 
dau.  of  the  late  Thomas  Wynn  Hornby  of  Upham  House,  and  the 
Hook,  Fareham,  Hants,  England,  and  Louisa  youngest  dau.  of  Sir 
Robert  Sheffield®;  b.  27  Jan.  1849,  Droxford,  Hants®;  d.  20  Aug. 
1906,  Upham,  Hants,  where  she  is  buried®. 

Hon.  Albert  Hood  was  late  Lieutenant  of  the  Rifle  Brigade. 

Residence,  —  Upham  Place,  Bishops  Waltham,  Hants,  England. 

Children  of  Hon.  Albert  Hood  (114-17)  and  Julia  Jane  Hornby. 

114-47.       I.  Samuel  Wynn  Hornby,  b.  30  Mar.  1869,  Devonport,  Devon, 

England®. 
114-48.      II.  Albert  Oscar,    b.    2    Apr.    1870,    Upham   House,    Bishops 

Waltham,  Hants®. 
114-49.    III.  Emily  Beryl  Sissy,  b.  20  Mar.  1871,  London,  Midd.®. 
114-50.     IV.  Edward,  b.  18  July  1872,  Paris,  France®. 
114-51.      V.  Alexander  Frank,  b.  27  Jan.  1874,  London,  S.W.®. 

VI.  Robert  Valentine,  b.  5  Feb.  1876,  22  The  Boltons,  South 

Kensington,  London,  S.W.®. 
VII.  Marguerite  Jenny,  b.  20  May  1881,  Dinard,  France®. 

Family  records  of  Hon.  Albert  Hood  (114-17)  were  contributed  by  him- 
self. The  records  of  his  descendants  were  contributed  as  noted  under  each 
of  his  children. 

114-18.  HON.  ALEXANDER  FREDERICK  HOOD,  son  of 
Samuel  3d  Viscount  Hood  (114-7)  and  Mary  Isabella  Tibbits;  b. 
20  May  1843,  Bryanstone  Square,  London,  England®  (G.M.);  he 
assumed  the  name  of  Gregory  by  Royal  License  in  1910,  when  he 
inherited  Styvechall  Hall,  at  Coventry,  Warwickshire,  from  his 
cousin  Major  Francis  Hood  Gregory®  (See  114-6);  m.  Ethel  Cecilia 


726  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

Heber-Percy,  7  June  1870,  St.  George's,  Hanover  Square,  London®; 
dau.  of  the  late  Algernon  Charles  Heber-Percy  who  was  grandson  of 
the  1st  Earl  of  Beverley,  of  Hodnet  Hall,  Salop,  and  Emily  eldest 
dau.  of  the  Right  Rev.  Reginald  Heber,  D.D.,  Bishop  of  Calcutta, 
India®;   b.  12  Aug.  1851,  Heidelberg,  Germany®. 

Hon.  Alexander  Frederick  (Hood)  Gregory,  was  educated  at  Eton, 
and  has  been  Lieutenant  in  the  R.N.,  and  of  15  Hussars;  he  is  a 
J. P.,  for  the  East  and  West  Ridings  of  York,  and  Lord  of  the  Manor 
of  Styvechall. 

Residence,  —  Styvechall  Hall,  Coventry,  Warwick. 

Children    of    Hon.  Alexander    Frederick    (Hood)  Gregory 
(114-18)  AND  Ethel  Cecilia  Heber-Percy. 

(His  children  retain  the  surname  of  Hood.) 

I.  Edith  Blanche  Mary,  b.  4  July  1871,  Hodnet  Hall,  Shrop- 
shire®; d.  6  Mar.  1873,  Pipewell  Hall,  Northants®. 
II.  Alexander  Nelson,  b.  21  Oct.  1873,  Hodnet  Hall®;  Lieuten- 
ant, I.S.C.,  served   in   the   South  African  War  with   the 
imperial  j^eomanry;   Captain  of  1st  Central  Indian  Horse®; 
d.  25  Feb.  1902,  killed  in  action  at  Elandslaagte,  Transvaal®. 
III.  SiBELL  Ethel,  b.  16  Jan.  1875,  Hodnet  Hall®. 
114-52.     IV.  Charles  Hugh,  b.  6  Feb.  1877,  Hodnet  Hall®. 

v,  Gertrude  Margaret,  b.  13  Mar.  1879,  Hodnet  Hall®. 
VI.  Gros\-enor  Percy,  b.  24  Sept.  1882,  Hodnet  Hall;  Lieutenant 
of  Border  Regt.,  and  of  the  Central  Indian  Horse;   served 
in  South  African  War  as  A.D.C.  to  General  Smith-Dorrien; 
d.  12  Apr.  1904,  drowned  at  Agar,  Central  India®. 

Family  records  of  Hon.  Alexander  Frederick  (Hood)  Gregory  (114-18) 
and  his  descendants  were  contributed  by  himself. 


114-19.  EMILY  MARY  LEE,  dau.  of  Hon.  Mary  Sophia 
Hood  (114-9)  and  John  Lee  Lee;  b.  1  July  1842,  Dillington  Park, 
Ihninster,  Somerset,  England®  (G.M.) ;  d.  13  Mar.  1893,  Stratford 
Lodge,  Stroud,  Gloucestershire  (T.);  m.  1st  Thomas  Spragging 
Godfrey  Esq.,  of  Balderton  Hall,  Nottinghamshire,  30  Mar.  1864, 

at  Ihninster  (G.M.);    son  of  T.  Godfrey,  and ;    b. 1800; 

B.A.  1822,  M.A.  1828,  Trinity  College,  Cambridge;  d. 1877, 


Emily  Mary  Godfrey,  m.  2d  Major-General  Henry  Lowther 
Balfour,  R.A.,  28  Dec.  1882,  All  Saints  Church,  Ennismore  Gar- 
dens (T.);  b.  23  Sept.  1831, ;  d.  1  Dec.  1901, . 

Child  of  Emily  ]Mary  Lee  (114-19)  ant)  1st  husband 
Thomas  Spragging  Godfrey. 

I.  Edward  Lee,  b. 1867, . 


AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST  VISCOUNT  HOOD.  727 

114-20.  EDWARD  HANNING  HANNING-LEE,  son  of  Hon. 
Mary  Sophia  Hood  (114-9)  and  John  Lee  Lee;  b.  22  Aug.  1845,  Dil- 
lington  Park,  Somerset,  England®;  m.  Georgiana  Emma  Marjori- 
banks,  16  Oct.  1872,  Ikninster,  Somerset®;  only  dau.  of  late 
Edward  Marjoribanks  of  the  Hall,  Bushey,  Hertfordshire,  and  Marion 
Fenella,  dau.  of  John  Loch®;  b.  23  June  1849,  Mordaunt  Hall,  Sur- 
rey®, or  at  13  Cavendish  Square,  London  (T.). 

Edward  Hanning  Lee  assumed  the  prefix  surname  of  Hanning 
in  1874;  Major  2d  Life  Guards,  and  J.P. 

Residence,  —  The  Old  Manor  House,  Bighton,  Alresford,  Hants. 

Children    of    Edward    Hanning    Hanning-Lee    (114-20)    and 
Georgiana  Emma  Marjoribanks. 

114-53.       I.  RoBiNiA  Marion,  b.  25  Aug.  1874,  London®. 

II.  Hazel,  b.  15  Aug.  1877,  The  Hall,  Bushey,  Herts®. 

ui.  Vaughan  Alexander  Edward,  b.  1  Oct.  1878,  Itchen  House, 
Itchen  Abbas,  Hants®;   Lieutenant  R.N.,  H.M.S.  Juno®. 

IV.  Francis,  b.  29  Sept.  1880,  7  Devonshire  Place,  London,  W.®; 
Lieutenant  R.N.,  served  in  the  engagements  at  Tientsin 
during  the  Boxer  rising,  and  the  reUef  of  the  legations®. 

114-21.  AMELIA  CATHARINE  ROCHFORT,  dau.  of  Hon. 
Charlotte  Hood  (114-10)  and  Horace  Wilham  Noel  Rochfort;  b. 
22  Aug.  1846,  Clogrenane,  co.  Carlow,  Ireland®;  m.  Thomas  Paken- 
ham  Law,  K.C.,  14  Dec.  1871,  Clozdah  Church,  Clogrenane®;  son 
of  Samuel  Law  and  Sarah  Pakenham  of  Kilbarrack  House,  Raheny, 
CO.  Dublin,  Ireland®;  b.  28  May  1834,  Great  Denmark  St.,  Dubhn®; 
d.  29  May  1905,  Kilbarrack  House,  Raheny,  co.  Dublin®. 

Children  of  Amelia  Catharine  Rochfort  (114-21)  and 
Thomas  Pakenham  Law. 

114-54.  I.  Samuel  Horace,  b.  22  Oct.  1873,  at  48  St.  Stephens  Green, 
Dublin®. 

II.  Alexander  Henry,  b.  27  Feb.  1878,  at  48  St.  Stephens  Green®; 
B.A. 

hi.  Thomas  Pakenham,  b.  27  May  1879,  Belgrave  Square,  Monks- 
ton®;  BA. 

IV.  Mabel  Harriet,  b.  19  Nov.  1880,  at  48  St.  Stephens  Green®. 

Family  records  of  Amelia  Catharine  Rochfort  (114-21)  and  her  descend- 
ants were  contributed  by  her  son  Samuel  Horace  Law  (114-54). 

114-22.  WILLIAM  ROBERT  HOOD  ROCHFORT,  son  of  Hon. 
Charlotte  Hood  (114-10)  and  Horace  William  Noel  Rochfort;  b. 
29  Dec.  1847,  Clogrenane,  co.  Carlow,  Ireland®;  m.  Helen  Blanche 
Pahner,  14  Apr.  1875,  at  Templenoe  Church,  Kenmare,  co.  Kerry, 


728  THE   DESCENDANTS    OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

Ireland®;  dau.  of  Robert  Samuel  Palmer  of  Dromquinna,  co.  Kerry, 

and  Anna  Maria  Deane  Spread®;   b.  25  Mar.  1851, ®. 

Residence,  —  Cahir  Abbey,  Cahir,  co.  Tippcrary. 

114-23.  ARTHUR  WELLINGTON  ALEXANDER  NELSON 
HOOD,  2D  VISCOUNT  BRIDPORT,  son  of  Alexander  Nelson 
Hood,  1st  Viscount  Bridport  (114-11),  and  Lady  Mary  Penelope 
Hill;  b.  15  Dec.  1839,  at  the  Marquis  of  Downshire's,  Hanover  Sq., 
London,  England®  (T.);  succeeded  1904;  m.  Lady  Maria  Georgina 
Julia  Fox-Strangways,  4  Apr.  1872,  at  Abbotsbury,  co.  Dorset®; 
sister  of  Henry  Edward  the  5th  Earl  of  Ilchester,  and  only  dau.  of 
Hon.  John  George  Charles  Fox-Strangways  of  Brickworth  House, 
CO.  Wilts,  and  Amelia  3d  dau.  of  the  late  Edward  Marjoribanks®; 
b.  23  Apr.  1846,  Edinburgh,  Scotland®. 

Viscount  Bridport  was  educated  at  the  Royal  Military  College, 
Sandhurst;  and  became  Captain  of  the  25th  Foot.  Formerly 
Lieutenant-Colonel  Commandant  W.  Somerset  Yeomanry  Cavalry; 
J.P.  for  Somerset;  M.P.  for  W.  Somerset  from  1868  to  1880;  C.B. 
(civil)  1892. 

Residence,  —  Sudley  Lodge,  Bognor,  Sussex. 

Children  of  Arthur  Wellington  Alexander  Nelson  Hood, 
2d  Viscount   Bridport    (114-23),    and    Lady   Maria 
Georgina   Julia   Fox-Strangways. 

114^55.       I.  Hon.  Mary,  b.  19  Jan.  1873,  London,  England®. 
II.  Hon.  Sibil  Amy,  b.  10  Aug.  1874,  London®. 
III.  Hon.  Alexander  John  Nelson,  b.  13  Aug.  1876,  London®; 
d.  31  Aug.  1877,  New  Lodge,  SaUsbury,  Wilts®. 
114-56.     IV.  Hon.  Maurice  Henry  Nelson,  b.  16  Jan.  1881,  Cricket  St. 
Thomas,  Chard,  co.  Somerset®. 

Family  records  of  Arthur  Wellington  Alexander  Nelson  Hood,  2d  Viscount 
Bridport  (114-23),  and  his  descendants  were  contributed  by  himself,  and  as 
noted  under  (114-55). 

114-24.  HON.  NINA  MARIA  HOOD,  dau.  of  Alexander  Nelson 
Hood,  1st  Viscount  Bridport  (114-11)  and  Lady  Mary  Penelope 
Hill;  b.  4  Sept.  1841,  19  Hanover  Sq.,  London,  England®  (G.M.,  and 
T.);  Woman  of  the  Bedchamber  to  Queen  Victoria,  from  1873  to 
1891,  with  orders,  Victoria  and  Albert,  and  Jubilee  Medal®;  m. 
Colonel  George  Arthur  Ferguson,  D.L.,  7  Feb.  1861,  Chapel  Royal, 
Windsor  Park®  (T.) ;  son  of  the  late  Admiral  and  Hon.  George  Fer- 
guson of  Pitfour,  and  Elizabeth  Jane  dau.  of  Clotworthy  1st  Lord 
Langford®;  b.  17  Mar.  1835  (1836®),  Charles  St.,  Berkeley  Sq., 
London,  as  the  son  of  the  Hon.  Mrs.  Ferguson  of  Pitfour  (G.M.,  and 
T.) ;  formerly  of  the  Grenadier  Guards. 

Residence,  —  Pitfour,  Mintlaw,  Scotland. 


and  samuel,  first  viscount  hood.  729 

Children  of  Hon.  Nina  Maria  Hood   (114-24)   and 
Colonel  George  Arthur  Ferguson. 

114-57.       I.  Arthur  George,  b.  22  June  1862,  London,  England®. 

II.  Francis  William,  b.  29  July  1863,  London®;  d.  15  Jan.  1896, 
Victoria,  South  Africa®. 
114-58.     III.  Edwin  Augustus,  b.  24  Sept.  1864,  London®. 
114-59.     IV.  Edith  Rosa,  b.  7  Feb.  1867,  London®. 
114-60.      V.  Charles  Alexander,  b.  21  Oct.  1873,  Pitfour,  North  Britain®. 
114-61.     VI.  Mary  Georgina,  b.  14  May  1877,  Pitfour®. 

Family  records  of  Hon.  Nina  Maria  Hood  (114-24)  and  her  descendants 
were  contributed  by  herself,  except  as  noted  under  (114-58),  and  (114-59). 

114-25.  HON.  HORATIO  NELSON  SANDYS  HOOD,  son  of 

Alexander  Nelson  Hood,  1st  Viscount  Bridport  (114-11)  and  Lady- 
Mary  Penelope  Hill;  b.  24  Mar.  1843,  Portland  Place,  London, 
England®  (G.M.);  d.  3  Feb.  1881,  Shanghai,  China,  and  is  buried 
there®;  Commander  of  H.M.S.  Pegasus,  R.N.®;  m.  Isabella  Emily 
Mundy,  28  Sept.  1872,  St.  James'  Church,  Piccadilly,  London, 
S.W.®;  2d  dau.  of  Major,  Sir  Robert  Miller  Mundy,  R.A.,  K.C.M.G. 
of  Hollybank,  Emsworth,  Hants,  and  Isabella  Leyborne  youngest 

dau.  of  General  Leyborne  Popham  of  Littlecote,  Wilts®;  b. , 

Woolwich,  Kent,  England®. 

Isabella  Emily  Hood  m.  2d  Percy  James  Edward    Leveson,  7 

Aug.  1888,  St.  Mary's  The  Boltons,  London,  S.W.®;  son  of  S. 

Leveson  Esq.®;  b.  9  Jan.   1838, ®;  d.  1  Mar.  1896,  Southsea, 

Hants®;   bur.  Highland  Road  Cemetery,  Southsea®. 

Family  records  of  Hon.  Horatio  Nelson  Sandys  Hood  (114-25)  were  con- 
tributed by  his  brother  Arthur  Wellington  Alexander  Nelson  Hood  (114-23), 
2d  Viscount  Bridport. 

114-26.  HON.  MARY  HOOD,  dau.  of  Alexander  Nelson  Hood, 
1st  Viscount  Bridport  (114-11)  and  Lady  Mary  Penelope  Hill; 
b.  4  June  1846,  50  Grosvenor  Street,  London,  Midd.,  England® 
(G.M.);  d.  6  Apr.  1909,  Marseilles,  France®;  bur.  Arrow,  Alcester, 
CO.  Warwick®;  m.  Capt.  Hugh  de  Grey  Seymour,  6th  Marquis  of 
Hertford,  16  Apr.  1868®,  Chapel  Royal,  Windsor  Park  (G.M.,  and 
T.);  eldest  son  of  Major-General  Francis  Hugh  George  Seymour, 
5th  Marquis  of  Hertford,  and  Lady  Emily  Murray  6th  dau.  of  Wil- 
liam 3d  Earl  of  Mansfield®;  b.  22  Oct.  1843,  Dublin,  Ireland®;  d. 
23  Mar.  1912,  Ragley  Hall,  Alcester,  and  bur.  at  Arrow,  Alcester®. 

Hugh  de  Grey  Seymour,  6th  Marquis  of  Hertford,  was  late  Cap- 
tain in  the  Grenadier  Guards,  late  Comptroller  of  H.M.  Queen  Vic- 
toria's household.  Lieutenant-Colonel,  and  Colonel  of  the  War- 
wickshire Yeomanry,  1900-5.  A.D.C.  to  King  Edward  VII.  He 
succeeded  to  Marquisate  the  25  Jan.  1884. 

Seat,  —  Ragley  Hall,  Alcester,  Warwickshire,  England. 


730  the  descendants  of  susannah  linzee 

Children  of  Hon.  Mary  Hood   (114-26)   and  Hugh  de  Grey 
Seymour,  6th  Marquis  of  Hertford. 

114-62.       I.  Lady  Margaret  Alice,  b.  22  Mar.  1869,  London®. 
114-63.      II.  Lord  George  Francis  Alexander,  b.  20  Oct.  1871,  London®. 
114-64.    III.  Lady  Emily  Mary,  b.  4  Aug.  1873,  Ragley  Hall,  Alcester, 

Warwickshire®. 
114-65.     IV.  Lady  Victoria  Frederica  Wilhelmina  Georgina,  b.  20 

Oct.  1874,  London®. 
114-66.      V.  Lady  Jane  Edith,  b.  1  Apr.  1877,  London®. 

VI.  Lord  Henry  Charles,  b.  18  May  1878,  20  Beaufort  Gardens® 

(T.),  Captain  Grenadier  Guards®. 
114-67.    VII.  Lord  Edward  Beauchamp,  b.  22  Nov.  1879,  Ragley  Hall®. 
114r-68.  VIII.  Lord  George  Frederick,  b.  2  Sept.  1881,  Park  Hall,  Salford 

Priories,  West  Evesham,  co.  Worcester®. 

114-27.  HON.  ADELAIDE  FANNY  HOOD,  dau.  of  Alexander 
Nelson,  1st  Viscount  Bridport  (114-11)  and  Lady  Mary  Penelope 
Hill;  b.  13  Dec.  1850,  Pixton  Park,  Dulverton,  Somerset,  England® 
(T.);  m.  Captain  Herbert  Frederic  Gye,  R.N.,  M.V.O.,  16  Sept. 
1879,  Cricket  St.  Thomas  Church,  Chard,  Somerset®;  son  of  Fred- 
eric   Gye    Esq.,  of    London,  and Hughes®;  b.   23  Feb.  1843, 

®;  d.  26  Apr.  1906,  London®  (T.). 

Herbert  Frederic  Gye  retired  as  Captain  of  the  Royal  Navy; 
M.V.O.,  and  officer  of  the  Legion  of  Honour  in  1905.  These  honours 
were  conferred  by  H.M.  King  Edward  VIL,  and  by  the  President  of 
the  French  Republic,  on  the  occasion  of  the  visit  of  the  English  Fleet 
to  Brest,  where  Captain  Gye  was  H.B.  Majesty's  consul  from  1899 
to  1906. 

Residence,  —  5  Westbourne  Gardens,  Folkestone,  Kent. 

Children  of  Hon.  Adelaide  Fanny  Hood  (114-27)  and 
Captain  Herbert  Frederick  Gye. 

114-69.       I.  Evelyn  Mary,  b.  10  Oct.  1880,  London®. 

II.  Mabel  Louise,  b.  6  Jan.  1882,  London®;    Maid  of  Honour 
to  the  Queen  in  1911®. 

III.  Nina,  b.  4  Apr.  1883,  London®. 

IV.  Alexander  Hugh,  b.  7  Feb.   1884,  London®;    Lieutenant- 

Com.,  R.N. 
V.  Irene  Alice,  b.  2  Feb.  1889,  Paris,  France®. 

Family  records  of  Hon.  Adelaide  Fanny  Hood  (114-27)  and  her  descend- 
ants were  contributed  by  herself. 

114-28.  HON.  ROSA  PENELOPE  HOOD,  dau.  of  Alexander 
Nelson  Hood,  1st  Viscount  Bridport  (114-11)  and  Lady  Mary  Pe- 
nelope Hill;  b.  1  Sept.  1852,  Pixton  Park,  Dulverton,  Somerset®  (T.); 
Maid  of  Honour  to  Queen  Victoria,  1886-94®;   m.  William  Herbert 


AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  731 

Evans  Esq.,  31  July  1894,  Cricket  St.  Thomas  Church,  Somerset®; 
son  of  WilUam  Bertram  Evans  and  Jane  5th  dau.  of  John  Boyd  of 

Broadmeadows,  Selkirk,    Scotland®;    b.    11    July    1836,  ®;    d. 

18  Sept.  1900,  Forde  Abbey,  Chard,  Dorset®. 
Residence,  —  36  Chapel  Street,  Belgrave  Square,  London. 

114-29.  HON.  ALFRED  NELSON  HOOD,  son  of  Alexander 
Nelson  Hood,  1st  Viscount  Bridport  (114-11),  and  Lady  Mary  Penel- 
ope Hill;  b.  1  Oct.  1858,  Cumberland  Lodge,  Windsor  Park®  (G.M., 
and  T.) ;  m.  Ada  Louisa  Gavegan,  29  Sept.  1910,  The  Oratory,  South 
Kensington,  London®;  eldest  dau.  of  the  late  Lieutenant-Colonel 
Francis  Charles  Gavegan  and  Ada  Louisa  only  dau.  of  Captain  Per- 
cival  of  Richmond,  Surrey®;  b.  18  Apr.  1876,  Aldershot,  Hants®. 

Educated  at  Eton ;  and  of  the  Princess  Charlotte  of  Wales,  Royal 
Berks  Regt. 

Residence,  —  221  Preston  Drive,  Brighton,  Sussex. 

114-30.  ALEXANDER  WILLIAM  HALL,  son  of  Hon.  Catherine 
Louisa  Hood  (114-13)  and  Henry  Hall;  b.  20  June  1838,  Upper 
Harley  St.,  London,  England  (G.M.);  m.  Emma  Gertrude  Jowitt, 
27  Aug.  1863,  Charlcombe  Church,  Somerset  (G.M.,  and  T.);  dau. 
of  the  late  Edward  Jowitt  of  Eltofts,  co.  York,  J. P.,  and  Mary  Fort 
of  Read  Hall,  Lancashire®;   b. . 

Alexander  William  Hall  matriculated  from  Oxford  University 
the  15  Oct.  1858,  aged  20.  He  is  a  J.P.,  and  D.L.,  and  High  Sheriff 
in  1867;  also  M.P.  for  Oxford,  from  Mar.  1874  to  May  1880,  and 
from  1885  to  1892. 

Residence,  —  Barton  Abbey,  Steeple  Aston,  Oxfordshire. 

Children  of  Alexander  William  Hall  (114-30)  and 
Emma  Gertrude  Jowitt. 

114-70.       I.  Marion  Alexandra  Gertrude,  b.  31  Aug.  1864,  St.  Thomas, 

Oxford  (T.). 
114-71.      II.  Alexander  Nelson,  b.  25  July  1865,  Dun's  Tew,  Oxfordshire 
(T.). 

114-72.    III.  Muriel,  b. 1869,  Shipton  Court,  Oxon®. 

114-73.     IV.  Amabel,  b. 1871,  Shipton  Court®. 

114-74.      V.  Mary  Verena,  b. 1874,  Barton  Lodge,  Oxon®. 

114-75.     VI.  Monica,  b. 1880,  Oxford®. 

VII.  Robin  Henry  Edward,  b.  29  Jan.  1882,  Barton  Lodge,  Oxon®. 

Family  records  of  Alexander  William  Hall  (114-30)  and  his  descendants 
were  contributed  by  his  son  Alexander  Nelson  Hall  (114-71). 

114-31.  HENRY  SAMUEL  HALL,  son  of  Hon.  Catherine  Louisa 
Hood  (114-13)  and  Henry  Hall;  b.  17  Oct.  1839,  Upper  Harley  St., 
London  (G.M.);   m.  Eleanor  Elizabeth  Mary  Boxer,  21  Jan.  1874, 


732  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

All  Saints'  Church,  Ryde,  eldest  dau.  of  Gen.  Edward  Mourrier 

Boxer,  R.A.,  F.R.S.  and  ,  and    granddaughter    of    the    late 

Admiral  Sir  Edward  Boxer,  K.C.B.  (T.) ;  b. . 

Henry  Samuel  Hall  was  formerly  Capt.  6th  Dragoon  Guards 
(Carabiniers) ;  he  served  in  the  Indian  Mutiny;  Lieutenant-Colonel 
and  Hon.  Col.  2d  Vol.  Battn.  Oxfordshire  Light  Infantry  (V.D.). 
C.B.  (civil)  1902. 

Residence,  —  25  Longridge  Road,  Earl's  Court,  S.W.,  London. 

114-32.  HILARE  CHARLOTTE  HALL,  dau.  of  Hon.  Catherine 
Louisa    Hood  (114-13);    and    Henry    Hall;    b.  ;    d.   1    Mar. 

1907,  ;   m.  John   de   Burgh   Rochfort,  Lieutenant   R.H.A.,  29 

Dec.  1863,  Steeple  Barton  (G.M.);  eldest  son  of  Horace  William 
Noel  Rochfort  Esq.  of  Clogrenane,  co.  Carlow,  Ireland,  and  1st  wife 
Frances  Elizabeth  eldest  dau.  of  Thomas  Phillip  Cosby  of  Strad- 
bally  Hall,  Queens  co.,  Ireland;  b.  28  June  1838, ;  d.  17  Aug. 

1908,  Clogrenane, . 

Children  of  Hilare  Charlotte  Hall  (114-32)   and 
John  de  Burgh  Rochfort. 

114-76.       L  Catherine  Frances,  b.  2  June  1867, . 

II.  Eva  Blanche,  b.  10  June  1871, . 

114-77.     III.  Hilare  Gertrude,  b.  12  Aug.  1873,  Charlton  Kings,  Glouces- 
tershire®. 
114-78.     IV.  Horace  Cosby,  b.  16  May  1877, . 

V.  Grace,  b.  20  Aug.  1879, . 

114-79.     VI.  Oswald  John,  b.  25  Jan.  1883, . 


114-33.  HUGH  HALL,  son  of  Hon.  Catherine  Louisa  Hood 
(114-13)  and  Henry  Hall;  b.  12  Dec.  1848,  Mansfield  St.,  London, 
England®  (G.M.);  m.  Elinor  Mildred  Hopkins,  9  Dec.  1880,  Aghern 
Church,  CO.  Cork,  Ireland®  (T.) ;  dau.  of  Rev,  John  Wright  Hopkins, 
Vicar  of  Aghern,  and  Mary  Charlotte  Bull  dau.  of  Dr.  Bull  of  Cork®; 
b. . 

Hugh  Hall  was  of  Merton  College,  Oxford,  mat.  29  Jan.  1868, 
aged  19;  B.A.  1871,  M.A.  1878,  B.C.L.  1882;  of  Barton  Abbey, 
Oxon.  Barrister-at-law,  Inner  Temple,  1884.  See  Foster's  Men  at 
the  Bar,  and  Rugby  School  register. 

Residence,  —  100  Holywell,  Oxford. 

Child  of  Hugh  Hall  (114-33)  and  Elinor  Mildred  Hopkins. 

114-80.       I.  Hugh  Frederick  Gethin,  b.  24  Oct.  1881,  Aghern  Vicarage, 
CO.  Cork,  Ireland®. 

Family  records  of  Hugh  Hall  (114-33)  and  his  descendants  were  con- 
tributed by  himself. 


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AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  733 

114-34.  CATHERINE  HESTER  HALL,  dau.  of  Hon.  Catherine 
Louisa  Hood  (114-13)  and  Henry  Hall;  b.  prob.  21  Apr.  1850  at  the 
residence  of  Dowager  Viscountess  Torrington  (G.M.);  but  the  year 
1850  makes  her  only  15  years  of  age  when  she  married;  m.  Stafford 
Majendin  Brown  Esq.,  of  Westbury,  Wilts,  16  May  1865,  Steeple 
Barton  Church,  Oxfordshire  (G.M.,  and  T.);  son  of  Stafford  Brown 
of  Calne,  Wilts. 

Stafford  Majendin  Brown  matriculated  from  Oriel  College,  Oxford 
University,  the  21  Feb.  1861,  aged  18. 

114-35.  KATHERINE  MARY  WALROND,  dau.  of  Hon. 
Frances  Caroline  Hood  (114-14)  and  Sir  John  Walrond  Walrond; 
b.  8  Apr.  1846,  at  12  Wimpole  Street,  London,  England®  (G.M.); 
m.  Charles  Arthur  Williams  Troyte,  of  Huntsham  Court,  Bampton, 
Devon,  England,  21  June  1864,  at  Uffculme  Church®;  son  of  Arthur 
Henry  Dyke  Troyte  and  Frances  dau.  of  Robert  Williams  of  Bride- 
head®;  also  grandson  of  Sir  Thomas  Acland,  10th  Bart,  whose  2d 
son  the  said  Arthur  Heniy  Dyke  Troyte  assumed  the  name  of  Troyte 
instead  of  Acland  on  succeeding  by  will  to  the  estates  of  Huntsham 
of  the  late  Rev.  Edward  Berkeley  Troyte  D.C.L.  in  1852®;  b.  11 
May  1842,  Wollaston  House,  Dorchester,  Dorset®;  d.  11  Apr.  1896, 
Torquay,  Devon®;  Lord  of  the  manor  and  patron  of  Huntsham; 
late  Colonel  commanding  1st  Regt.  Devon  Yeomanry  Cavalry,  and 
high  sheriff  in  1881®. 

Residence,  —  Formerly  at  Bickleigh,  Tiverton,  Devon,  but  now 
Broom  Hill,  Tiverton. 

Children  of  Katherine  Mary  Walrond  (114-35)  and 
Charles  Arthur  William  Troyte. 

I.  Arthur  Ack^nd,  b.  30  Mar.  1865,  Huntsham  Court,  Devon®; 

d.  30  Mar.  1883,  at  45  Brook  Street,  London®. 
114-81.     II.  Hugh  Leonard  Acland,  b.  18  Dec.  1870,  Upper  Brook  Street, 

London®. 
114-82.    III.  Frances  Lucy,  b.  25  Sept.  1867,  Bradfield,  Devon®. 

IV.  Cicely  Mary,  b.  13  Jan.  1869,  New  Court,  Exeter,  Devon® 

(T.);  is  a  Sister  of  the  Community  of  St.  Mary  the  Virgin, 

Wantage®. 
114-83.      V.  Gilbert  John  Acland,  b.  4  Sept.  1876,  Huntsham  Court®. 
114-84.     VI.  Herbert  Walter  Acland,  b.  13  Sept.  1882,  Huntsham  Court®. 

Family  records  of  Katherine  Mary  Walrond  (114-35)  and  her  descendants 
were  contributed  by  herself. 

114-36.  WILLIAM  HOOD  WALROND,  2D  BARONET,  AND 
1ST  LORD  WALERAN,  son  of  Hon.  Frances  Caroline  Hood  (114- 
14)  and  Sir  John  Walrond  Walrond;  b.  26  Feb.  1849,  Exeter,  Devon, 
England®  (G.M.,  and  T.);   m.  1st  Ehzabeth  Katharine  Pitman,  11 


734  THE   DESCENDANTS    OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

Apr.  1871,  Shillingford  Church,  near  Exeter®;  only  child  of  James 
Samuel  Pitman,  Esq.,  of  Dunchideock  House,  Devon,  and  EUza- 
beth  dau.  of  Rev.  Nathaniel  Speare  Cole,  Vicar  of  South  Brent, 
Devon®;  d.  11  Oct.  1911,  at  44  Hans  Mansions,  London®. 

Lord  Waleran  m.  2d  Helena  Margaret,  widow  of  Wilfred  Grant  of 
Brighton,  28  Oct.   1913,  St.  George's,  Hanover  Square,  London®; 

dau.    of   C T Morrison    formerly   of   Shanghai,    China, 

and  St.  Margarets  Bay,  Kent,  England®;  b. . 

William  Hood  Walrond  was  formerly  Captain  in  the  Grenadier 
Guards,  then  Lieutenant-Colonel  and  Hon.  Col.  1st  Vol.  Batn., 
Devonshire  regiment  (V.D.);  is  a  J. P.  and  D.L.  for  Devon;  M.P. 
for  E.  Devon,  1880-5,  and  for  Tiverton  Div.  of  Devon,  1885-1906; 
was  Junior  Lord  of  the  Treasury  June  1885  to  Jan.  1886,  and  July 
1886  to  Aug.  1892;  he  succeeded  to  the  Baronetcy  in  1889,  and  was 
created  Baron  Waleran  of  Uffculme,  Devon  (peerage  of  united  king- 
dom) in  1905;  became  Patronage  Secretary  to  the  Treasury  July 
1895  to  Aug.  1902,  and  Chancellor  of  the  Duchy  of  Lancaster  Aug. 
1902  to  Dec.  1905;   P.C.  1899. 

Residence,  —  44  Hans  Mansions,  London,  S.W. 

Children  of  William  Hood  Walrond,  1st  Lord  Waleran  (114- 
36)  AND  1st  wife  Elizabeth  Katharine  Pitman. 

114-85.       I.  Hon.  Evelyn  Maud,  b.  6  Feb.  1872,  New  Court,  Topsham, 
Devon®. 
II.  Hon.  Violet  Frances,  b.  and  d.  6  Feb.  1873,  New  Court®, 
III.  Hon.  John  Neville  Hood,  b.  26  Nov.  1874,  New  Court®; 
d.  30  Dec.  1902,  San  Reno,  Italy,  unmarried®. 
114-86.     IV.  Hon.  William  Lionel  Charles,  b.  22  May  1876,  London®. 
114-87.      V.  Hon.  Dorothy  Katharine,  b.  1  Oct.  1877,  London®. 

VI.  Hon.  Gladys  Mary,  b.  11  Apr.  1880®;    d.  —  Nov.  1883, 
New  Court®. 

Family  records  of  William  Hood  Walrond,  1st  Lord  Waleran  (114-36), 
and  his  descendants  were  contributed  by  himself. 

114-37.  MARGARET  WALROND,  dau.  of  Hon.  Frances  Caro- 
line Hood  (114-14)  and  Sir  John  Walrond  Walrond;  b.  16  Nov. 
1851,  Linden,  Near  Wellington,  Somerset,  England®;  m.  Hon. 
Charles  Henry  Rolle  Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis,  20th  Baron 
Clinton,  30  Mar.  1875,  Uffculme,  Devon®;  son  of  Charles  Rodolph, 
19th  Baron  Clinton,  and  Lady  Elizabeth  Georgiana  Kerr  dau.  of 
William  Kerr,  6th  Marquis  of  Lothian®;  b.  2  Mar.  1834,  Rome, 
Italy®;  d.  29  Mar.  1904,  Egypt®. 

Hon.  Charles  Henry  Rolle  Trefusis  m.  1st  Hon.  Harriet  WilUa- 
mina  Stuart  Forbes,  29  July  1858,  Fasque,  Kincardineshire  (G.M.); 
only  child  of  the  late  Sir  John  Stuart  Forbes  (Hepburn-Forbes) 
of  Pitsligo  and  Fettercairn,  Kincardineshire,  8th  Bart.,  who  m.  14 
June  1834  Lady  Harriett  Louisa  Anne  dau.  of  Wilham  Kerr,  3d 


AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  735 

Marquis  of  Lothian®;  b.  about  1835;  d.  4  July  1869,  aged  34  y., 
at  Heanton  Satchville,  near  Beaford,  North  Devon®  (T.). 

Baron  CHnton  assumed  by  Royal  license,  the  4  Sept.  1867,  the 
surnames  of  Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes  in  addition  to  that  of  Trefusis. 

Residence,  —  31  Courtfield  Road,  London,  S.W.,  and  Froyle 
House,  Alton,  Hants. 

Children  of  Margaret  Walrond  (114-37)  and  Charles  Henry 
RoLLE  Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis,  20th  Baron  Clinton. 

I.  Hon.  Edith,  b.   12  Feb.   1876,   14  Chapel  St.,  Park  Lane, 

London,  England®  (T.). 
II.  Hon.  John  Frederick,  b.  14  Jan.  1878,  32  Bruton  St.,  Berke- 
ley Sq.,  London®  (T.) ;  Major  Irish  Guards,  served  in  South 
African    War,  was    A.D.C.    to    General    Lord    Methuen, 
1904-9. 
114-88.     III.  Hon.  Walter  Alexander,  b.  1  July  1879,  London®. 
IV.  Hon.  Schomberg  Charles,  b.  22  Mar.  1882,  London®. 
114-89.      V.  Hon.  Evelyn  Mary,  b.  3  July  1883,  London®. 
114-90.     VI.  Hon.  Robert  Henry,  b.  1  July  1888,  London®. 
114-91.    vii.  Hon.  Harriet  Margaret,  b.  20  Mar.  1891,  London®. 


114-38.  GERTRUDE  WALROND,  dau.  of  Hon.  Frances  Caro- 
line Hood  (114-14)  and  Sir  John  Walrond  Walrond;  b.  8  Aug.  1853, 
Foxdown,  near  WelUngton,  Somerset,  England®  (G.M.);  m.  Sir 
Charles  Thomas  Dyke  Acland,  12th  Bart.,  1  Nov.  1879,  at  All  Saints 
Chapel,  Bradfield,  CuUompton,  Devon®;  son  of  Sir  Thomas  Dyke 
Acland,  M.P.,  Uth  Bart.,  and  Mary  eldest  dau.  of  the  late  Sir  Charles 
Mordaunt,  Bart.®;  b.  16  July  1842,  Queen  Street,  Mayfair,  London® 
(G.M.,  and  T.). 

Sir  Charles  Thomas  Dyke  Acland  is  a  M.A.  Oxford,  and  barrister- 
at-law,  Inner  Temple,  in  1869.  Captain  of  the  Devon  Mounted 
Rifles  1866-77;  Major  and  Honorary  Lieutenant-Colonel  in  1886 
of  1st  Devon  Yeomanry,  1883  to  1893.  J.P.  for  Cornwall  and  Devon, 
and  High  Sheriff  of  Devon  in  1903. 

Residences,  —  Holnicote,  Taunton,  Devon,  and  50  Lennox  Gar- 
dens, London,  S.W. 

114-39.  MARY  CAROLINE  WALROND,  dau.  of  Hon.  Frances 
Caroline  Hood  (114-14)  and  Sir  John  Walrond  Walrond;  b.  9  Sept. 
1854,  Bradfield,  CuUompton,  Devon,  England®  (G.M.,  and  T.); 
m.  1st  Lieutenant-Colonel  Sir  George  Clay,  3d  Bart.,  5  Oct.  1876, 
All  Saints  Chapel,  Bradfield®;  son  of  Sir  William  Clay  and  Harriett 
dau.  of  Thomas  Dickason  of  Fullwell  Lodge,  Midd.®;  b.  14  Aug. 
1831,  Nottingham  Place,  London  (T.);  d.  30  June  1878,  at  17  Caven- 
dish Square,  London®. 

Captain  Sir  George  Clay  m.  1st  Caroline  Elizabeth  Chichester, 


736  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

8  Mar.  1862,  Brighton,  Sussex  (G.M.);  only  dau.  of  Sir  John  Palmer 
Bruce  Chichester,  1st  Bart.,  of  Arlington  Court,  Barnstaple,  Devon, 

and  Caroline  dau.  of  Thomas  Thistlethwayte,  Esq.;   b. ;   d. 

6  Apr.  1873,  Chalfont,  Bucks®,  or  at  Catesfield,  Fareham,  Hants, 
as  Carohne  Elizabeth  the  wife  of  Major  Clay  (T.);  and  left  two 
daughters®. 

Mary  Caroline  Clay  m.  2d  Lieutenant-Colonel  Walter  Henry 
Holbech,  28  Feb.  1881,  St.  George's,  Hanover  Square,  London®; 
eldest  son  of  the  Venerable  Archdeacon  Charles  William  Holbech 
of  Farnborough  Hall,  co.  Warwick,  and  Laura  Harriette  2d  dau.  of 
John  Armytage,  Esq.®;  b.  11  May  1845,  at  Farnborough®;  of  the 
60th  Rifles®;   d.  6  Mar.  1901,  Chalfont,  Bucks®. 

Residence,  —  The  Grange,  Farnborough,  Banbury. 

Child  of  Mary  Caroline  Walrond   (114-39)  and  1st  husband 

Sir  George  Clay. 

I.  Sybil  Mary,  b.  18  Jan.  1878,  at  17  Cavendish  Square,  London®; 

m.  Samuel  Horace  Law  (114-54). 

Children  of  Mary  Caroline  Walrond  (114-39)  and  2d  husband 

Walter  Henry  Holbech. 

II.  Walter  Henry  Willl\m  Hugh,  b.  18  Aug.  1882,  in  Canada®; 
Lieutenant  Scots  Guards®;  wounded  in  Belgium,  25  Oct. 
1914,  near  Ypres®;   d.  1  Nov.  1914,  Woolwich  Hospital®. 

III.  Ronald  Herbert  Acland,  b.  6  Jan.  1887,  at  Woodstock  Road, 

Oxford®. 

IV.  Olive  Ruth,  b.  31  Jan.  1893,  at  1  Upper  Brook  St.,  London®. 
V.  Maejorie  Walrond,  b.  21  Oct.  1897,  ChaKont,  Bucks®. 

114-40.  EDITH  ISABEL  WALROND,  dau.  of  Hon.  Frances 
Caroline  Hood  (114-14)  and  Sir  John  Walrond  Walrond;  b.  30  Apr. 
1857,  Bradfield,  Devon,  England®;  m.  James  Herbert  Fellowes,  of 
Kingston  House,  Devon,  29  July  1875,  All  Saints  Church,  Uffculme, 
Bradfield®;  who  assumed  by  Royal  license  the  surname  of  Benyon 
instead  of  Fellowes  in  1897®;  Lord  Lieutenant  of  Berkshire;  son  of 
James  Fellowes  and  Gertrude  Charlotte  dau.  of  Nathaniel  Mickle- 
thwaite  of  Taverham  Hall,  Norfolk®;  b.  3  Oct.  1849,  Cambridge®. 

James  Fellowes  was  younger  brother  to  Edward  Fellowes,  1st 
Lord  de  Ramsey. 

Residence,  —  Englefield  House,  near  Reading,  Berkshire,  and  35 
Pont  Street,  S.W.,  London. 

Children  of  Edith  Isabel  Walrond  (114-40)  and 
James  Herbert  (Fellowes)  Benyon. 

114-92.       I.  Gertrude,  b.  29  Aug.  1876,  London®. 

II.  Edith  Marion,  b.  19  Jan.  1880,  London®. 


AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  737 

III.  Henry  Arthur,  b.  Dec.  1884,  London®;   Lord  Lieutenant  of 

Berkshire,  and  Lieutenant  Royal  Berkshire  Yeomanry®, 

IV.  Winifred,  b.  28  Mar.  1893,  London®. 

Family  records  of  Edith  Isabel  Wakond  (114-40)  and  her  descendants 
were  contributed  by  herself. 

114-41.  ARTHUR  MELVILLE  HOOD  WALROND,  son  of 
Hon.  Frances  Caroline  Hood  (114-14)  and  Sir  John  Walrond  Wal- 
rond;  b.  17  Mar.  1861,  Bradfield,  Devon,  England®  (G.M.);  late 
Sub-Lieutenant  in  the  Royal  Navy;  m.  Marion  Coleridge,  27  Dec. 
1888,  Ottery  St.  Mary,  Devon®;  3d  dau.  of  William  Rennell 
Coleridge  of  Salston,  Ottery,  co.  Devon,  and  Katharine  Frances 
only  surviving  dau.  of  the  late  Robert  Cutts  Barton,  R.N.,  of  Bur- 
rough,  North   Devon®;    b.  1861,   Salston,  Ottery  St.   Mary, 

Devon®. 

Residence,  —  Redhayes,  Pinhoe,  Exeter,  Devon. 

Children  of  Arthur  Melville  Hood  Walrond  (114-41)  and 

Marion  Coleridge. 

I.  Victor,  b.  19  Nov.  1889,  Exeter,  Devon®;  Lieutenant,  R.A.®. 
114-93.      II.  Nancy  Frances,  b.  9  Sept.  1891,  Exeter®. 

114-42.  HON.  MABEL  EDITH  HOOD,  dau.  of  Francis  Wheler 
4th  Viscount  Hood  (114-15)  and  Edith  Lydia  Drummond  Ward; 
b.  26  May  1866,  44  Bryanstone  Sq.,  London,  Midd.,  England®  (T.); 
d.  18  Jan.  1904,  London®;  m.  Francis  Denzil  Edward  Baring,  5th 
Baron  Ashburton,  25  July  1889,  at  St.  George's,  Hanover  Square, 
London,  W.®;  son  of  Alexander  Hugh  Baring,  4th  Baron  Ashburton, 
and  Hon.  Leonora  Caroline  2d  dau.  of  Edward  St.  Vincent,  9th 
Baron  Digby®;  b.  20  July  1866,  58  Lowndes  Square,  London® 
(G.M.);  succeeded  1889. 

Francis  Denzil  Edward  Baring,  5th  Baron  Ashburton,  m.  2d  Fran- 
ces Donnelly  of  New  York,  N.  Y.,  U.  S.  A.,  19  Feb.  1906,  at  the  British 
Embassy  Church  in  Paris,  France®;  dau.  of  James  Caryl  Donnelly 
and  Lilian  Beams®;  b.  6  Apr.  1884,  New  York,  N.  Y.®. 

Baron  Ashburton  was  educated  at  Eton,  and  is  a  D.L.  for  South- 
ampton; also  Major  in  the  Hampshire  Yeomanry  Carabiniers. 

Residence,  —  The  Grange,  Alresford,  Hants,  England. 

Children  of  Hon.  Mabel  Edith  Hood   (114-42)  and  Francis 
Denzil   Edw^ard   Baring,   5th  Baron  Ashburton. 

I.  Hon.  Venetia  Marjorie  Mabel,  b.  30  Apr.  1890,  London, 

England®;  maid  of  honour  to  the  Queen  from  1911®. 
II.  Hon.  Aurea  Vera,  b.  U  Aug.  1891,  The  Grange,  Alresford, 

Hants®. 


738  THE    DESCENDANTS    OF   SUSANNAH    LINZEE 

HI.  Hon.  Angela  Mildred,  b.  9  Dec.  1893,  The  Grange®. 
IV.  Hon.  Violet  Alma  Madeline,  b.  12  Sept.  1895,  The  Grange®. 
V.  Hon.  Alexander  Francis  St.  Vincent,   b.  7  Apr.   1898, 
London®. 


114-43.  GROSVENOR  ARTHUR  ALEXANDER,  5TH  VIS- 
COUNT HOOD,  son  of  Francis  Wheler,  4th  Viscount  Hood  (114- 
15)  and  Edith  Lydia  Drummond  Ward;  b.  13  Nov.  1868,  at  40 
South  St.,  Park  Lane,  London,  Midd.,  England®  (T.);  Viscount 
Hood  m.  Jane  Primrose  Stapleton-Cotton,  28  Feb.  1911,  Private 
Chapel,  Lambeth  Palace®;  dau.  of  Colonel  the  Hon.  Richard  South- 
well George  Stapleton-Cotton,  and  Hon.  Jane  Charlotte  2d  dau.  of 
Frederick  Henry  2d  Baron  Methuen®;  b.  19  Apr.  1882,  Comber- 
mere,  county  Cheshire®. 

Viscount  Hood  was  educated  at  Eton  and  the  Royal  Military 
Academy,  Woolwich ;  he  was  Lieutenant  in  the  Royal  Artillery  from 
1887  to  1889;  Lieutenant  in  the  Grenadier  Guards  1889,  and  Cap- 
tain of  the  same  in  1899;  then  Major  of  the  Grenadier  Guards  from 
1905  to  1907.  He  served  in  the  Ashanti  Expedition  of  1895-6, 
gaining  the  special  Service  Corps  Star;  and  then  in  the  South  African 
War  from  1899  to  1902,  as  D.A.A.G.,  receiving  the  Queen's  medal 
with  five  clasps,  and  the  King's  medal  with  two  clasps.  He  suc- 
ceeded his  father  as  5th  and  present  Viscount  in  1907,  and  retired 
from  the  army  in  that  year.  He  became  Lieutenant-Colonel  com- 
manding the  7th  Regiment  of  the  City  of  London  Battalion  from 
1912  to  1914,  the  Territorial  Force.  D.A.A.G.  Lines  of  communica- 
tion 1914. 

Seat,  —  Barton  Seagrave,  Kettering,  Northants.  Town  resi- 
dence, —  1  Park  Square  West,  Regent's  Park,  London,  N.W. 

114-44.  HON.   HORACE  LAMBERT  ALEXANDER    HOOD, 

son  of  Francis  Wheler,  4th  Viscount  Hood  (114-15)  and  Edith  Lydia 
Drummond  Ward;  b.  2  Oct.  1870,  at  40  South  Street,  Park  Lane, 
London,  England®;  d.  31  May  1916,  in  the  Battle  of  Jutland,  in 
the  North  Sea®;  m.  Ellen  Floyd  Nickerson,  19  Jan.  1910,  Burling- 
ton, Iowa,  U.  S.  A.,  by  Rev.  Dr.  Jones  of  Christ  Episcopal  Church®; 
dau.  of  Albert  Edward  Touzalin,  past  president  of  the  Santa  Fe,  and 
the  Chicago,  Burlington  &  Northern  Rys.,  and  Ellen  Floj^d®;  b. 
13  Feb.  1872,  Burlington,  Iowa®. 

Ellen  Floyd  Touzalin  m.  1st  George  Augustus  Nickerson  of  Boston 

and  Dedham,  Mass.,  12  Nov.  1892  (H.  C.  R.  Class  1876),  ; 

b.  12  Jan.  1854,  Jamaica  Plain,  Boston®;  H.  C.  1876,  H.  L.  S.  1879; 
d.  2  Sept.  1901,  at  Boston,  by  Dedham*,  as  George  A.,  aged  47  y. 
7  m.  20  d.,  b.  Jamaica  Plain,  Mass.,  son  of  Joseph  and  Louisa  (Wins- 
low)  Nickerson  both  of  Brewster,  Mass.,  bur.  Forest  Hills  Cemetery. 

Hon.  Horace  Lambert    Alexander  Hood,  CM.,  M.V.O.,  D.S.O., 


AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  739 

R.N.,  entered  the  navy  on  the  Britannia  in  1883,  and  later  was  on 
the  Calliope  at  Samoa;  Lieutenant  in  1890,  Commander  in  1898, 
and  served  in  the  Nile  Expedition  1897-8,  receiving  the  4th  Class 
Medjidie;  was  naval  attache  at  Washington;  served  on  the  Hya- 
cinth in  Somaliland  in  1903-4,  and  created  Captain.  Became  Cap- 
tain in  command  of  the  Royal  Naval  College  at  Osborne,  Isle  of 
Wight,  Hants,  from  1910-13,  and  Naval  A.D.C.  to  H.M.  in  1912, 
and  Naval  Sec.  to  First  Lord  of  the  Admiralty  in  1914.  Was  Rear- 
Admiral  in  command  of  the  Monitors  in  operations  on  the  coast 
of  Belgium,  and  after  distinguished  service  was  lost  on  the  Invincible 
in  the  Battle  off  Jutland  in  the  Skager-Rack. 
Residence,  —  East  Sheen  Lodge,  East  Sheen,  Surrey. 

Children  of  Hon.  Horace  Lambert  Alexander  Hood  (114-44) 
AND  Ellen  Floyd  Touzalin. 

I.  Samuel,  b.  15  Oct.  1910,  London®. 
II.  Alexander,  b.  U  Mar,  1914,  Sheen,  Surrey®. 

Family  records  of  Hon.  Horace  Lambert  Alexander  Hood  (114-44)  were 
contributed  by  his  wife. 

114-45.  HON.  NEVILLE  ALBERT  HOOD,  son  of  Francis 
Wheler  4th  Viscount  Hood  (114-15)  and  Edith  Lydia  Drummond 
Ward;  b.  4  Oct.  1872,  at  10  Chesterfield  Street,  Mayfair,  London, 
England®  (T.) ;  m.  Evelyn  Mary  Broad,  30  Apr.  1908,  Parish  Church, 
Falmouth,  Cornwall®;  dau.  of  Herman  Usticke  Broad  of  Tresilian, 
Falmouth,  who  assumed  the  name  of  Pender  his  wife's  maiden  sur- 
name, and  Catherine  Maria  Pender®;  b.  10  Nov.  1889,  Boskenna, 
Falmouth®. 

Hon.  Neville  Albert  Hood  was  educated  at  the  Royal  Military 
Academy  at  Woolwich;  late  Captain  in  the  R.A.,  and  late  Captain 
in  the  R.G.A.,  1900-1;  served  in  South  Africa  1899-1902;  now  a 
Major. 

Residence,  —  Coozvean,  Devoran,  Cornwall. 

Children  of  Hon.  Neville  Albert  Hood  (114-45)  and 
Evelyn  Mary  Broad. 

I.  Edith  Rosamary,  b.  29  Mar.  1909,  Coozvean,  Devoran®. 
II.  Peter  Neville,  b.  4  Sept.  1913,  Coozvean,  Devoran®. 
III.  Eveline  Suzanne,  b.  8  Jan.  1917,  at  49  Hanover  Gate  Man- 
sions, Regents  Park,  N.W.,  London®. 


114-46.  HON.  FRANCIS  GEORGE  HOOD,  son  of  Francis 
Wheler  4th  Viscount  Hood  (114-15)  and  Edith  Lydia  Drummond 
Ward;  b.  28  Mar.  1880,  10  Chesterfield  St.,  Mayfair,  London, 
Midd.,  England®  (T.);   m.  Helen  Kendall  Mouncey,  20  Oct.  1904, 


740  THE    DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

Christchurch  Cathedral,  Victoria,  B.  C.®;  eldest  dau,  of  Lieutenant- 
Colonel  the  Hon.  Edward  Gawler  Prior,  of  Victoria,  British  Columbia, 
P.C.  Canada,  and  Suzette  Wark®;  b.  16  Nov.  1878,  Victoria,  B.  C®. 
Hon.  Francis  George  Hood  was  educated  at  the  Royal  Military- 
Academy,  Woolwich;  he  joined  the  Royal  Engineers  6  Jan.  1900, 
and  is  now  Captain  R.E. 

Child  of  Hon.  Francis  George  Hood  (114^6)  and 
Helen  Kendall  Mouncey. 

I.  Francis  Basil,  b.  5  Sept.  1905,  Esquimalt,  B.  C®. 

114-47.  SAMUEL  WYNN  HORNBY  HOOD,  son  of  Hon.  Albert 
Hood  (114-17)  and  Julia  Jane  Hornby;  b.  30  Mar.  1869,  Devonport, 
Devon,  England®;  m.  Miriam  Ethel  Nora  Smith,  29  Oct.  1906, 
St.  Luke's  Church,  Southampton,  Hants®;  dau.  of  John  Lionel 
Richardson-Smith  and  Evelyn  Mary  Archer-Burton®;  b.  —  Oct. 
1877,  Stonehouse,  Gloucester®, 

Residence,  —  Curdridge,  Botley,  Hants. 

Child  of  Samuel  Wynn  Hornby  Hood   (114-47)   and 
Miriam  Ethel  Nora  Smith. 

I.  Evelyn  Rosemary  Jane,  b.  24  May  1910,  Winters  Hill®. 

Family  records  of  Samuel  Wynn  Hornby  Hood  (114-47)  were  contributed 
by  himself. 

114-48.  ALBERT  OSCAR  HOOD,  son  of  Hon.  Albert  Hood 
(114-17)  and  Julia  Jane  Hornby;  b.  2  Apr.  1870,  Upham  House, 
Bishops  Waltham,  Hants,  England®;  m.  Theresa  Emily  Margery 
Digby,  26  Nov.  1912,  at  St.  Peter's,  Eaton  Square,  London,  S.W.®; 
dau.  of  Colonel  the  Hon.  Everard  Charles  Digby  and  Lady  Emily 
Louisa  Anne  Fitzmaurice  dau.  of  Henry  4th  Marquis  of  Lands- 
downe®;  b.  11  July  1888,  at  51  Green  St.,  London,  W.®. 

Residence,  —  Lamberton,  Arklow,  co.  Wicklow,  Ireland. 

Child  of  Albert  Oscar  Hood  (114-48)  and 
Theresa  Emily  Margery  Digby. 

I.  John  Oscar  Everard,  b.  17  Oct.  1913,  at  10  Upper  Grosvenor 
St.,  London,  W.,  Midd.,  England®. 

Family  records  of  Albert  Oscar  Hood  (114-48)  were  contributed  by  Hon. 
Dorothy  Violet  Hood. 

114-49.  EMILY  BERYL  SISSY  HOOD,  dau.  of  Hon.  Albert 
Hood  (114-17)  and  JuHa  Jane  Hornby;  b.  20  Mar.  1871,  12  Queen's 
Gardens,  London,  Midd.,  England®  (T.);    m.  Edward  Henry  Tra- 


Susannah  (Linzee)  Tilden 
1779-1825 


AND   SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  741 

falgar,  10th  Baron  Digby  of  Sherborne,  Dorset,  England,  19  Sept. 
1893,  at  Christ  Church,  Mayfair,  London,  W.®;  son  of  Edward  St. 
Vincent,  9th  Baron  Digby,  and  Lady  Theresa  Anna  Maria  Fox- 
Strangways  dau.  of  Henry  Stephen  3d  Earl  of  Ilchester®;  b.  21  Oct. 
1846,  Minterne  House,  Dorset®;  b.  at  31  Old  Burhngton  St.,  Lon- 
don (G.M.);  succeeded  1889. 

Edward  Henry  Trafalgar,  10th  Baron  Digby,  was  formerly  Major 
and  Colonel  of  the  Coldstream  Guards;  is  a  J.P.  and  county  alder- 
man for  Dorset,  and  Hon.  Colonel  Dorsetshire  R.G.A.  He  was  con- 
servative M.P.  for  Dorsetshire  from  1876-85.  Also  served  in  the 
Suakim  Expedition  of  1885. 

Residences,  —  Minterne  House,  near  Cerne,  Dorset,  and  16  Gros- 
venor  Place,  London,  S.W,,  Midd.,  England. 

Children  of  Emily  Beryl  Sissy  Hood   (114-49)  and 
Edward  Henry  Trafalgar,  10th  Baron  Digby. 

I.  Hon.  Edward  Kenelm,  b.  I  Aug.  1894,  at  39  Belgrave  Square, 

London®. 
II.  Hon.  Lettice  Theresa,  b.  16  Apr.  1896,  at  39  Belgrave 
Square®. 

III,  Hon.  Geraldine  Margot,  b.  21  Mar.  1898,  at  39  Belgrave 

Square®. 

IV.  Hon.  Venetia  Jane,  b.  3  Nov,  1900,  at  39  Belgrave  Square®. 
V,  Hon.  Robert  Henry,  b.  24  Nov,  1903,  at  39  Belgrave  Square®. 

VI,  Hon.  Albert  Elmar,  b.  26  July  1911,  at  16  Grosvenor  Place, 
London®. 

Family  records  of  Emily  Beryl  Sissy  Hood  (114-49)  were  contributed  by 
Hon,  Dorothy  Violet  Hood. 


114-50.  EDWARD  HOOD,  son  of  Hon.  Albert  Hood  (114-17) 
and  Juha  Jane  Hornby;  b,  18  July  1872,  Paris,  France®;  m,  Nora 
Eveleen  Mahony,  22  Oct.  1900,  at  St.  Mary  Abbots  Church,  South 
Kensington,  London®  (T.);  only  dau.  of  the  late  Richard  John 
Mahony,  Esq.  D,L.,  of  Dromore  Castle,  Kenmare,  co.  Kerry,  Ire- 
land, and  Mary  Harriette  eldest  dau.  of  John  Waller  Esq.,  of  Shan- 
non Grove,  co.  Limerick;  b.  29  Feb.  1868,  London®. 

With  the  advent  of  the  present  great  European  war.  Major  Edward 
Hood  mobilized  with  his  territorial  regiment  and  has  been  serving 
ever  since.  Dromore  Castle  now  belongs  to  Mrs.  Hood,  where  they 
ordinarily  reside. 

Family  records  of  Edward  Hood  (114-50)  were  contributed  by  himself. 


114-51.  ALEXANDER  FRANK  HOOD,  son  of  Hon.  Albert 
Hood  (114-17)  and  Juha  Jane  Hornby;  b.  27  Jan,  1874,  at  22  The 
Boltons,  South  Kensington,  London,  S.W.,  England®;    m.  Gladys 


742  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH    LINZEE. 

Ursula  Youell,  21  June  1905,  at  the  Embassy  Chapel  (British), 
Vienna,  Austria®;  3d  dau.  of  Edward  Charles  Youell  of  Galatz, 
Roumania,  and  Mary  Elizabeth  Watson®;  b.  28  June  1882,  Galatz, 
Roumania®. 

Alexander  Frank  Hood  is  Captain  of  the  6th  Batn.,  East  Surrey 
Regt. 

Residence,  —  St.  Clair,  Woking,  Surrey,  England. 

Children   of   Alexander   Frank   Hood    (114-51)   and 
Gladys  Ursula  Youell. 

I.  Albert  Edward,  b.  23  Mar.  1906,  at  Woking,  Surrey®. 
II.  Samuel  Brian  Digby,  b.  1  June  1910,  Woking®. 

Family  records  of  Alexander  Frank  Hood  (114-51)  were  contributed  by 
Hon.  Dorothy  Violet  Hood. 


114-52.  CHARLES  HUGH  HOOD,  son  of  Hon.  Alexander 
Frederick  (Hood)  Gregory'  (114-18)  and  Ethel  Cecilia  Heber-Percy; 
b.  6  Feb.  1877,  Hodnet  Hall,  Shropshire®;  m.  Dorothy  Brooks,  11 
Jan.  1911,  St.  Peter's,  Eaton  Square,  London®;  dau.  of  Hon.  Mar- 
shall Jones  Brooks  and  Florence  dau.  of  the  late  Frederick  Freeman 
Thomas  of  Ratton  Sussex;  b.  22  Mar.  1890,  4  Lower  Berkeley  Street, 
Portman  Square,  London  (T.). 

Charles  Hugh  Hood  was  educated  at  Haileybury,  and  at  the  Royal 
Naval  College  at  Greenwich;  formerly  Captain  of  the  Buffs  East 
Kent  Regt.  in  1901 ;  served  in  South  African  War  1900-1,  and  A.D.C. 
to  Major-General  H.  L.  Smith-Dorrien ;  D.S.O.,  mentioned  twice 
in  despatches.  Now,  in  1915,  with  his  old  regiment,  "  The  Buffs," 
in  the  trenches  in  Flanders. 

Child  of  Charles  Hugh  Hood  (114-52)  and  Dorothy  Brooks. 
I.  Rosemary,  b.  6  Mar.  1913,  London®. 


114-53.  ROBINL\  MARION  HANNING-LEE,  dau.  of  Colonel 
Edward  Hanning  Hanning-Lee  (114-20)  and  Georgiana  Emma 
Marjoribanks;  b.  25  Aug.  1874,  12  Albemarle  Street,  London, 
Midd.,  England®;  m.  Henry  Edmund  Butler,  14th  Viscount  Mount- 
garret,  and  Baron  Kells,  5  Feb.  1902,  at  All  Saints  Church,  Margaret 
Street,  London®;  son  of  Henry  Edmund  Butler,  13th  Viscount 
Mountgarret,  and  Frances  Penelope  only  child  of  the  late  Thomas 
Rawson  of  Nidd  Hall,  Yorkshire®;  b.  18  Dec.  1844,  Cheltenham, 
nephew  of  Earl  of  Kilkenny  (G.M.);  d.  2  Oct.  1912, ®. 

Henry  Edmund  Butler,  14th  Viscount  Mountgarret,  m.  1st  Mary 
Eleanor  Charlton,  1  Oct.  1868,  All  Saints  Church,  Wellington 
(T.);   half  sister  to  Sir  Thomas  Meyrick  (changed  from  Charlton), 


AND   SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  743 

and  youngest  dau.  of  St.  John  Chiverton  Charlton  of  Apley  Castle, 
Salops,  by  2d  wife  and  cousin  Anne  3d  dau.  of  Philip  Charlton®; 
b. ;  d.  12  May  1900,  Lucerne,  Switzerland  (T.). 

Henry  Edmund  Butler,  14th  Viscount  Mountgarret,  D.L.,  and 
J.P.  for  West  Riding,  Yorks,  was  high  Sheriff  Yorkshire  1895;  also 
D.L.  Co.  Kilkenny,  and  late  Lieutenant  1st  Life  Guards. 

Viscontess  Mountgarret  is  a  Lady  of  Grace  of  the  Order  of  St. 
John  of  Jerusalem,  in  England. 

Residences,  —  Stainley  House,  South  Stainley,  Leeds,  and  18 
Cadogan  Gardens,  S.W.,  London,  England. 

Child  of  Robinia  Marion  Hanning-Lee  (114-53)  and 
Henry  Edmund  Butler,  14th  Viscount  Mountgarret. 

I.  Hon.  Piers  Henry  Augustine,  b.  28  Aug.  1903,  Nidd  Hall, 
Ripley,  Yorkshire. 

114-54.  SAMUEL  HORACE  LAW,  son  of  Amelia  Catharine 
Rochfort  (114-21)  and  Thomas  Pakenham  Law;  b.  22  Oct.  1873, 
at  48  St.  Stephens  Green,  Dublin,  Ireland®;  M.D.,  F.R.C.S.L; 
m.  Sybil  Mary  Clay,  18  July  1905,  at  Broad  Clyst  Church,  Devon, 
England®;  dau.  of  Sir  George  Clay,  3d  Bart.,  and  2d  wife  Mary 
Caroline  Walrond  (141-39)  4th  dau.  of  Sir  John  Walrond  Walrond®; 
b.  18  Jan.  1878,  at  17  Cavendish  Square,  London®  (T.). 

Residence,  —  46  Merrion  Square,  Dublin,  Ireland. 

Children  of  Samuel  Horace  Law  (114-54)  and  Sybil  Mary  Clay. 

I.  Rachel  Amy,  b.  2  June  1906,  Dublin,  Ireland®. 
II.  Lionel  William,  b.  27  Dec.  1907,  Dublin®. 
III.  Horace  Rochfort,  b.  9  July  1911,  Dublin®. 

114-55.  HON.  MARY  HOOD,  dau.  of  Arthur  Welbngton  Alex- 
ander Nelson  Hood,  2d  and  present  Viscount  Bridport  (114-23)  and 
Lady  Maria  Georgina  Julia  Fox-StrangA\'ays;  b.  19  Jan.  1873,  Lon- 
don, England®;  m.  Herbert  Frederick  Cook,  Esq.,  F.S.A.,  21  Apr. 
1898,  St.  John's  Church,  Bognor,  Sussex®;  son  of  Sir  Frederick  Lucas 
Cook,  Bart.,  of  Doughty  House,  Richmond,  Surrey,  Viscount  Mon- 
serrate  in  Portugal,  and  the  late  Mary  Anne  Ehzabeth  dau.  of  the 
late  Richard  Payne  Cotton,  M.D.,  of  Cavendish  Square,  London®; 
b.  18  Nov.  1868®,  3  Cromwell  Place,  South  Kensington,  London 
(T.). 

Mr.  Herbert  Frederick  Cook  is  the  well-known  writer  on  Art- 
History,  and  a  prominent  member  of  the  National  Art  Collection 
Fufid,  and  the  Burhngton  Fine  Arts  Club. 

Residences,  —  Copseham,  Esher,  Surrey,  and  Hillclose,  Studland, 
Dorset. 


744  the  descendants  of  susannah  linzee 

Children  of  Hon.  Mary  Hood  (114-55)  and 
Herbert  Frederick  Cook. 

I.  Vera  Mary,  b.  15  Feb.  1899,  London,  England®. 
II.  Rachel  Margaret,  b.  7  Apr.  1903,  London®. 
III.  Francis  Ferdinand  Maurice,  b.  21  Dec.  1907,  London®. 

Family  records  of  Hon.  Mary  Hood  (114-55)  were  contributed  by  herself. 


114-56.  HON.  MAURICE  HENRY  NELSON  HOOD,  son  of 
Arthur  Wellington  Alexander  Nelson  Hood,  2d  Viscount  Bridport 
(114-23)  and  Lady  Maria  Georgiana  Julia  Fox-Strangways;  b.  16 
Jan.  1881,  Cricket  St.  Thomas,  Chard,  Somerset,  England®;  Lieu- 
tenant Royal  Naval  Reserve;  m.  Eileen  Kendall,  19  Nov.  1908,  St. 
Martin's  in  the  Field,  Trafalgar  Square,  London®;  eldest  dau.  of 
Charles  Kendall  of  Wokingham,  Berks,  and  Winifred  Smith®;    b. 


Residence,  —  Newark  House,  Ripley,  Surrey. 

Children  of  Hon.  Maurice  Henry  Nelson  Hood  (114-56)  and 

Eileen  Kendall. 

I.  Eileen  Sibil  Mary  Nelson,  b.  25  Jan.  1910,  London,  Eng- 
land®. 
II.  Roland  Arthur  Herbert  Nelson,  b.  22  May  1911,  Wal- 
hachin,  B.  C,  Canada®. 


114-57.  ARTHUR  GEORGE  FERGUSON,  son  of  Hon.  Nina 
Maria  Hood  (114-24)  and  Colonel  George  Arthur  Ferguson;  b.  22 
June  1862,  London,  Midd.,  England®;  m.  Janet  Norah  Baird,  1 
Oct.  1902,  St.  Peter's  Church,  Eaton  Square,  London®;  dau.  of 
Sir  Alexander  Baird,  1st  Bart,  and  Hon.  Annette  Maria  elder  dau. 
of  the  1st  Baron  Haldon®;  b.  7  Jan.  1878,  Urie,  Stonehaven,  Kin- 
cardine, Scotland®. 

Arthur  George  Ferguson,  retired,  was  Major  of  the  Rifle  Brigade, 
and  H.M.  Inspector  of  Constabulary,  Scotland;  served  in  South 
African  War,  in  1900. 

Residence,  —  Caldy  Manor,  West  Kirby,  Cheshire,  England. 

Children  of  Major  Arthur  George  Ferguson   (114-57)   and 

Janet  Norah  Baird. 

I.  Angus  Arthur,  b.  26  July  1903,  at  Gosport,  Hants,  England®. 

II.  Francis  Alexant»er,  b.  3  Apr.  1905,  Perth,  Scotland®. 

III.  Nigel  George,  b.  31  Oct.  1906,  Perth®. 

IV.  Robin  Patrick,  b.  12  Nov.  1913,  Perth®. 


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114-58.  REV.  EDWIN  AUGUSTUS  FERGUSON,  son  of  Hon. 
Nina  Maria  Hood  (114-24)  and  Colonel  George  Arthur  Ferguson; 
b.  24  Sept.  1864,  Chesham  St.,  London,  W.,  England®;  m.  Madeline 
Isabella  Mary  Master,  26  Apr.  1892,  St.  Mary  the  Virgin,  Hope- 
under-Dinmore,  Herefordshire,  England®;  dau.  of  Col.  WilHam 
Charles  Chester  Master,  C.B.,  and  Madeline  Harriet  Louisa,  2d 
dau.  of  Sir  WilHam  Curtis,  Bart.,  of  Caynham  Court,  Ludlow,  co. 
Salop®;  b.  4  Feb.  1864,  Knole  Park,  Gloucestershire,  England®. 

Rev.  Edwin  Augustus  Ferguson  was  the  Rector  of  Bulwick,  North- 
ants,  and  is  now  the  Vicar  of  Shalford. 

Residence,  —  The  Vicarage,  Shalford. 

Children   of  Rev.   Edwin   Augustus  Ferguson   (114-58)   and 
Madeline  Isabella  Mary  Master. 

I.  Nina  Madeline,  b.  16  May  1893,  Bulwick,  Northants®. 
II.  Dora  Isabella,  b.  16  Jan.  1895,  Bulwick®. 
m.  Donald  Francis,  b.  29  July  1896,  Bulwick®. 
rv.  Vera  Victoria,  b.  6  Sept.  1897,  Bulwick®. 
v.  Patrick  George,  b.  30  July  1899,  Buiwick®;  d.  16  June  1904®. 

Family  records  of  Rev.  Edwin  Augustus  Ferguson  (114-58)  and  his 
descendants  were  contributed  by  himself. 


114-59.  EDITH  ROSA  FERGUSON,  dau.  of  Hon.  Nina  Maria 
Hood  (114-24)  and  Colonel  George  Arthur  Ferguson;  b.  7  Feb. 
1867,  Chester  Square,  London,  S.W.,  England®;  m.  Francis  Crawley, 
27  Oct.  1897,  St.  Drostane's  Church,  Mintlaw,  N.  B.®;  son  of  John 
Sambrook  Crawley  of  Stockwood,  Luton,  Bedfordshire,  and  Sarah 
Bridget  dau.  of  F.  O.  Wells,  H.E.I.C.S.®;  b.  12  Oct.  1853,  India®; 
d.  30  Apr.  1914,  Valescure,  France®. 

Residence,  —  Stockwood,  Luton,  Co.  Bedford,  England. 

Children  of  Edith  Rosa  Ferguson  (114-59)  and 
Francis  Crawley. 

I.  Joan,  b.  8  Apr.  1900,  Stockwood,  Luton,  Bedfordshire®. 
II.  JuLYAN  Frances,  b.  4  Aug.  1903,  Stockwood,  Luton®. 

Family  records  of  Edith  Rosa  Ferguson  (114-59)  and  her  descendants 
were  contributed  by  herself. 


114-60.  CHARLES  ALEXANDER  FERGUSON,  son  of  Hon. 
Nina  Maria  Hood  (114-24)  and  Colonel  George  Arthur  Ferguson; 
b.  21  Oct.  1873,  Pitfour,  North  Britain®;  serving  at  Cairo,  Egypt, 
with  the  Westminster  Dragoons®;  m.  Lady  Edith  Aline  Carohne 
Campbell,  21  Nov.  1908,  at  Holy  Trinity  Church,  Brompton,  Lon- 
don®;   dau.   of  Frederick  Archibald  Vaughan  Campbell  3d   Earl 


746  THE    DESCENDANTS    OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

Cawdor,  and  Edith  Georgiana  eldest  dau.  of  Christopher  Turner^; 
b.  11  July  1869,  London®. 

Children  of  Charles  Alexander  Ferguson  (114-60)  and 
Lady  Edith  Aline  Caroline  Campbell. 

I.  Brexda,  b.  9  Oct.  1909,  Ceylon,  India®. 
II.  Kenneth,  b.  7  June  1911,  Ceylon®. 

114-6L  MARY  GEORGINA  FERGUSON,  dau.  of  Hon.  Nina 
Maria  Hood  (114-24)  and  Colonel  George  Arthur  Ferguson;  b. 
14  May  1877,  Pitfour,  North  Britain®;  m.  Hon.  Rupert  Edward 
Selborne  Barrington,  of  the  Scottish  Horse,  10  Sept.  1903,  at  Holy 
Trinity  Church,  Brompton,  London®;  son  of  Walter  Bulkeley, 
Viscount  and  Baron  Barrington,  and  Mary  Isabella  2d  dau.  of  the 
late  Rev.  Richard  Bogue,  Vicar  of  Denbury,  Devon,  England®; 
b.  10  Dec.  1877,  Shrivenham,  Berks®. 

Child  of  Mary  Georgina  Ferguson  (114-61)  and 
Hon.  Rupert  Edward  Selborne  Barrington. 

I.  Eric    Rupert   Walter,    b.    13    Dec.    1904,    Potchefstroom, 
Transvaal,  So.  Africa®. 


114-62.  LADY  MARGARET  ALICE  SEYMOUR,  dau.  of 
Hon.  Mary  Hood  (114-26)  and  Hugh  de  Grey  Seymour,  6th  Mar- 
quis of  Hertford;  b.  22  Mar.  1869,  104  Ebury  St.,  London,  England® 
(T.);  d.  18  Aug.  1901,  at  Caldy  Manor,  West  Kirby,  Cheshire®; 
bur.  at  Thurstaston,  Cheshire®;  m.  James  Hainsworth  Ismay, 
M.A.,  10  Nov.  1892,  at  Arrow  Church,  Alcester,  Warwickshire®; 
son  of  Thomas  Henry  Ismay  of  Dawpool,  Cheshire,  and  Margaret 
dau.  of  the  late  Luke  Bruce  of  Liverpool,  Lancashire®;  b.  4  Mar, 
1867,  Waterloo,  Lancashire®. 

James  Hainsworth  Ismay  m.  2d  Muriel  Harriet  Charles  MacDonald 
Moreton,  6  Oct.  1903,  at  Bambridge,  Isle  of  Wight,  Hants,  England®; 
4th  dau.  of  Lieutenant-Colonel  Augustus  Henry  Moreton,  and  Anna 
Harriet  Mary  eldest  dau.  of  the  late  Sir  Richard  Sutton,  Bart.®; 
b.  5  July  1880,  32  Chester  Square,  London®  (T.). 

Residence,  —  Iwerne  Minster  House,  Blandford,  Somerset. 

Children    of   Lady    Margaret    Alice    Seymour    (114-62)    and 

James  Hainsworth  Ismay. 

114-94.       I.  Winifred  Margaret,  b.  30  Aug.  1893,  Chrisleton  Rectory, 
near  Chester®. 
II.  Dorothy  Alys,  b.  12  Apr.  1895,  Caldy  Manor,  West  Kirby 

Cheshire®. 


AND    SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  747 

114-63.  GEORGE  FRANCIS  ALEXANDER  SEYMOUR,  7TH 
MARQUIS  OF  HERTFORD,  son  of  Hon.  Mary  Hood  (114-26) 
and  Hugh  de  Grey  Seymour,  6th  Marquis  of  Hertford;  b.  20  Oct. 
1871,  Beaufort  Gardens,  London,  S.W.®,  or  10  Rutland  Gate,  Lon- 
don, England   (T.);  m.  AHce  Cornelia  Thaw,  27  Apr.   1903, ; 

(m.  dissolved  1908);  dau.  of  the  late  William  and  Mary  Copley 
(        )  Thaw  of  Pittsburgh,  Pa.,  U.  S.  A.;  b.  . 

George  Francis  Alexander  Seymour,  7th  Marquis  of  Hertford,  was 
the  Earl  of  Yarmouth;  formerly  Lieutenant  of  3d  Batt.  Black  Watch, 
and  of  the  Warwickshire  Yeomanrj';  is  a  J.P.  and  D.L. 

Residence,  —  Ragley  Hall,  Alcester,  Abbey  Mead,  Bourne  End, 
Bucks. 

Alice  Corneha,  Countess  of  Yarmouth,  m.  2d  Geoffrey®  Gordon 

Whitney,  —  May  1913, ,  Florida®;  son  of  Charles  and  Jessie 

Gordon  (Perkins)  Whitney  of  Boston,  Mass.®;  b.  21  July  1882, 
Boston*,  at  Milton,  as  Stuart  (sic)  Gordon  son  of  Charles  and  Jessie 
G.  Whitney. 

Residence,  —  Valley  Road,  Milton,  Mass. 


114-64.  LADY  EMILY  MARY  SEYMOUR,  dau.  of  Hon.  Mary 
Hood  (114-26)  and  Hugh  de  Grey  Seymour,  6th  Marquis  of  Hert- 
ford; b.  4  Aug.  1873,  Ragley  Hall,  Alcester,  Warwickshire,  England® 
(T.);  m.  Rev.  Reginald  Edmund  Walker,  10  Sept.  1895,  Arrow 
Church,  Alcester®;  formerly  Rector  of  Frant,  Tunbridge  Wells, 
Sussex,  England®;  son  of  Sir  James  Robert  Walker,  2d  Bart.,  of 
Sand  Hutton,  and  Louisa  Susan  Marlborough  Heron  dau.  of  Sir 
John  Heron-Maxwell®;  b.  27  June  1866,  Foston  Hall,  York®  (T.). 

Residence,  —  Ragley,  East  Sooks,  Vancouver  Island,  British 
Columbia. 

Children  of  Lady  Emily  Mary  Seymour  (114-64)   and 
Rev.  Reginald  Edmund  Walker. 

I.  Francis  Hugh  Seymour,  b.  —  July  1897,  Ripon,  Yorkshire®. 
II.  Lionel  Reginald,  b.  —  Nov.  1898,  Ripon®. 

III.  Margaret  Ebith  Mary,  b.  25  Oct.  1901,  Ledsham,  York- 

shire®. 

IV.  Eric  Henry  James,  b.  16  May  1904,  Frant,  Sussex®. 

V.  Rupert  Alexander  Seymour,  b.  17  Apr.  1910,  Frant®. 


114-65.  LADY  VICTORIA  FREDERIC  A  WILHELMINA 
GEORGINA  SEYMOUR,  dau.  of  Hon.  Mary  Hood  (114-26) 
and  Hugh  de  Grey  Seymour,  6th  Marquis  of  Hertford;  b.  20  Oct. 
1874,  at  20  Beaufort  Gardens,  S.W.,  London,  England®  (T.);  m. 
Charles  Alan  Cathcart  de  Trafford,  29  May  1900,  at  St.  Peter's 
Church,  Eaton  Square,  London®;   son  of  John  Randolphus  de  Traf- 


748  THE  DESCENDANTS   OF  SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

ford  of  Croston  Hall,  Lancashire,  and  Lady  Adelaide  3d  dau.  of 

Charles  Murray  2d  Earl  Cathcart®;  b. 1871, ®. 

Residence,  —  Souldern  House,  Banbury,  Oxon. 

Child  of  Lady  Victoria  Frederica  Wilhelmina  Georgina  Sey- 
mour (114-65)  AND  Charles  Alan  Cathcart  de  Trafford. 

I,  Joan  Agnes  Mary  Seymour,  b.  6  Mar.  1901,  at  115  Eaton 
Square,  London'^. 


114-66.  LADY  JANE  EDITH  SEYMOUR,  dau.  of  Hon.  Mary 
Hood  (114-26)  and  Hugh  de  Grey  Seymour,  6th  Marquis  of  Hert- 
ford; b.  1  Apr.  1877®,  20  Beaufort  Gardens,  London,  England® 
(T.);  m.  Major  Hugh  Dudley  Carleton,  D.S.O.,  11  Aug.  1904,  at 
Arrow  Church,  Alcester,  Warwick®;  son  of  General  Henry  Alexander 
Carleton,  C.B.,  of  Clare,  Tipperary,  Ireland,  and  Greenfields,  Cork, 
and  Elizabeth  dau.  of  Amor  Boyle  of  Dundrum,  Ireland®;  b.  24 
Dec.  1865,  Bath,  Somerset  (T.);  d.  9  Aug.  1906,  at  Sierra  Leone, 
West  Africa®. 

Residence,  —  12  Marlborough  Building,  Bath,  Somerset,  England. 

Child  of  Lady  Jane  Edith  Seymour  (114-66)  and 
Major  Hugh  Dudley  Carleton. 

I.  Henry  Hugh  Seymour,  b.  26  May  1906,  at  Ragley  Hall, 
Alcester,  Warwick®. 


114-67.  LORD  EDWARD  BEAUCHAMP  SEYMOUR,  son  of 

Hon.  Mary  Hood  (114-26)  and  Hugh  de  Grey  Seymour,  6th  Mar- 
quis of  Hertford;  b.  22  Nov.  1879,  Ragley  Hall,  Alcester,  Warwick, 
England®;  m.  Elfrida  Adelaide  de  Trafford,  23  May  1914,  The 
Oratory,  Brompton,  London®;  dau.  of  Sigismund  Cathcart  de  Traf- 
ford of  Croston  Hall,  Lancashire,  and  Clementina  Frances,  4th  dau. 
of  Sir  Pyers  Mostyn,  8th  bart.;  b.  8  June  1886,  Croston  Hall  (T.). 


114-68.  LORD  GEORGE  FREDERICK  SEYMOUR,  son  of 
Hon.  Mary  Hood  (114-26)  and  Hugh  de  Grey  Sejonour,  6th  Mar- 
quis of  Hertford;  b.  2  Sept.  1881,  Park  Hall,  Salford  Priories,  W. 
Evesham,  Worcester,  England®  (T.);  m.  Norah  Skipwith,  12  July 
1906,  St.  Peter's,  Eaton  Square,  London®;  dau.  of  the  late  Archibald 
Peyton  Skipwith  and  Edith  4th  dau.  of  Rev.  Francis  Coulman 
Royds®;  b.  29  Apr.  1882,  The  Crooke,  Aldersey,  near  Chester®. 

Lord  Seymour  was  a  Lieutenant  in  the  R.N.  in  1903. 

Residence,  —  Lister  Place,  Brant  Broughton,  Newark-on-Trent. 


Joseph  Tilden 
1779-1853 


and  samuel,  first  viscount  hood.  749 

Children  of  Lord  George  Frederick  Seymour  (114-68)  and 

NORAH   SkIPWITH. 

I.  Paul  de  Grey  Horatio,  b.  16  May  1911,  87  Cadogan  Gardens, 

London,  S.W.®. 
II.  George  Victor,  b.  5  Aug.  1912,  Deer  Keepers'  Lodge,  Hon- 

ington,  Warwickshire®. 
HI.  Edith  Patricia  Mary,  b.  24  Sept.  1913,  3  Pelham  Place, 

London,  S.W.®. 

114-69.  EVELYN  MARY  GYE,  dau.  of  Hon.  Adelaide  Fanny 
Hood  (114-27)  and  Captain  Herbert  Frederic  Gye;  b.  10  Oct.  1880, 
London,  England®;  m.  Lieutenant  Charles  Andre  Marie  Gouzien, 
of  the  French  Colonial  Infantry,  26  Sept.  1905,  at  the  British  Con- 
sulate and  Church  of  St.  Louis,  Brest,  France®;  youngest  son  of 
Louis  Gouzien,  formerly  of  the  French  Navy,  and  his  wife  Made- 
moiselle N.  Simon  dau.  of  Admiral  Simon®;  b.  8  Sept.  1878, ®. 

Children  of  Evelyn  Mary  Gye  (114-69)  and  Lieutenant 
Charles  Andre  Marie  Gouzien. 

I.  Andree  Evelyn  Marie,  b.  9  Oct.  1906,  St.  Louis,  S^n^gal, 

Africa®. 
II.  Hel^ne  Yvonne  Marie,  b.  1  Nov.  1909,  Brest,  France®. 
III.  Renee  Marie,  b.  17  May  1913,  Hanoi,  Tonkin,  Indo-Chine®. 

114-70.  MARION  ALEXANDRA  GERTRUDE  HALL,  dau.  of 
Alexander  William  Hall  (114-30)  and  Emma  Gertrude  Jowitt; 
b.  31  Aug.  1864,  St.  Thomas,  Oxford  (T.);  m.  Lieutenant-Colonel 
Malcolm  Stewart  Riach,  2d  Batt.  Cameron  Highlanders®. 

114-71.  ALEXANDER  NELSON  HALL,  son  of  Alexander 
William  Hall  (114-30)  and  Emma  Gertrude  Jowitt;  b.  25  July 
1865,  Dun's  Tew,  Oxon,  England®  (T.);  m.  Susan  Isabel  Porter, 
4  Aug.  1891,  St.  Mary's  Church,  Fairford  (T.) ;  eldest  dau.  of  Colonel 
George  Charles  Porter  of  Fairford  Park,  Gloucestershire,  and  Nancy 
More®;  b. . 

Alexander  Nelson  Hall  matriculated  Oriel  College,  Oxford,  8  Dec. 
1884,  aged  19;  J.P.  county  Oxon;  joined  the  Oxfordshire  Yeomanry 
Cavalry  in  1885,  and  retired  as  Major  second  in  command  in  1906; 
rejoined  on  outbreak  of  war  and  gazetted  Lieutenant-Colonel  of  2d 
line  regiment  of  Oxfordshire  Yeomanry  the  9  Sept.  1914. 

Residence,  —  Cornwell  Manor,  Chipping  Norton,  Oxfordshire. 

114-72.  MURIEL  HALL,  dau.  of  Alexander  WilHam  Hall  (114- 

30)  and    Emma   Gertrude    Jowitt;    b.  1869,  Shipton    Court, 

Oxon,  England®;   m.  Rev.  Frank  Langley  Appleford,  M.A., ®; 


750  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

son  of  John  William  Appleford;  b.  8  Mar.  1865,  High  Lee,  Cheshire; 
Rector  of  Castle  Combe,  Chippenham,  Wilts. 

114-73.  AMABEL  HALL,  dau.  of  Alexander  William  Hall  (114- 

30)  and    Emma   Gertrude   Jowitt;    b.  1871,  Shipton   Court, 

Oxon,  England®;  m.  Rev.  H. Harrison®. 

114-74.  MARY  VERENA  HALL,  dau.  of  Alexander  William 

Hall  (114-30)  and  Emma  Gertrude  Jowitt;   b. 1874,  Barton 

Lodge,  Oxon,  England®;  m.  A H Holmes,  M.D.®. 

114-75.  MONICA  HALL,  dau.  of  Alexander  William  Hall  (114- 

30)  and  Emma  Gertrude  Jowitt;  b. 1880,  Oxford,  England®; 

m.  Major Crofton®. 

114-76.  CATHERINE  FRANCES  ROCHFORT,  dau.  of  Hilare 
Charlotte  Hall  (114-32)  and  John  de  Burgh  Rochfort;    b.  2  June 

1867, ;  m.  Joseph  Henry  Garratt  of  Glenvar,  Blackrock,  Co. 

Dublin,  Ireland,  3  Jan.  1895, . 

114-77.  HILARE  GERTRUDE  ROCHFORT,  dau.  of  Hilare 
Charlotte  Hall  (114-32)  and  John  de  Burgh  Rochfort;  b.  12  Aug. 
1873,  Charlton  Kings,  Gloucestershire®;  m.  Raleigh  Cooper  Payne 
of  Funchal,  Madeira,  14  Dec.  1910,  Cloydah  Church,  co.  Carlow, 
Ireland®;  son  of  John  Holland  Payne  and  Eleanor  Cooper®;  b.  18 
Sept.  1874,  Madeira®. 

Children  of  Hilare  Gertrude  Rochfort  (114-77)  and 
Raleigh  Cooper  Payne. 

I.  Hilare  Eva  Alexandra  de  Burgh,  b.  4  Jan.  1912,  Funchal®; 

d.  11  Nov.  1912,  Funchal®. 
II.  Dorothy  Gertrude  Evangeline  de  Burgh,  b.  1  May  1914, 

London,  England®. 

Family  records  of  Hilare  Gertrude  Rochfort  (114-77)  were  contributed 
by  her  husband. 

114-78.  HORACE  COSBY  ROCHFORT,  son  of  Hilare  Charlotte 

Hall  (114-32)  and  John  de  Burgh  Rochfort;  b.  16  May  1877, ; 

m.   Violet   Ethel   Ussher,  1906,   ;    3d  dau.  of  the  late 

John  Ussher  of  Rockland,  co.  Galway,  Ireland. 

Residence,  —  Clogrenane,  co.  Carlow,  Ireland. 

Child  of  Horace  Cosby  Rochfort  (114-78)  and 
Violet  Ethel  Ussher. 

I.  Hilare  Frances,  b. . 


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114r-79.  OSWALD  JOHN  ROCHFORT,  son  of  Hilare  Charlotte 

Hall  (114-33)  and  John  de  Burgh  Rochfort;   b.  25  Jan.  1883, ; 

m.  Ruth  Laurie  Rapaport,  2  Nov.   1910,  ;    only  dau.  of  A. 

Rapaport  of  Blackheath. 

114-80.  HUGH  FREDERICK  GETHIN  HALL,  son  of  Hugh 
Hall  (114-33)  and  Elinor  Mildred  Hopkins;  b.  24  Oct.  1881,  Aghern 
Vicarage,  Aghern,  co.  Cork,  Ireland®;  m.  Jessie  Macurich  of  Edin- 
burgh, Scotland, 1906, ®. 

Children  of  Hugh  Frederick  Gethin  Hall  (114-80)  and 

Jessie  Macurich. 

I.  NoRAH,  b. 1908, ®. 

II.  Hugh,  b. 1910, ®. 

114-81.  HUGH  LEONARD  ACLAND  TROYTE,  son  of  Kathe- 
rine  Mary  Walrond  (114-35)  and  Charles  Arthur  Wilhams  Troyte; 
b.  18  Dec.  1870,  at  Upper  Brook  Street,  London,  Midd.,  England®; 
m.  Helen  Jessie  Chapman,  3  June  1899,  London®;  dau.  of  Henry 
Chapman  of  Wanstead,  Essex,  and  Priscilla  Susan  dau.  of  Edward 
Wakefield®;  b. . 

Hugh  Leonard  Acland  Troyte  is  a  J. P.  of  Devon,  Lieutenant  of 
20th  Hussars  from  1894-8,  Major  3d  vol.  batt.  Devon  regt.,  1904. 

Residence,  —  Huntsham  Court,  Bampton,  N.  Devon. 

114-82.  FRANCES  LUCY  TROYTE,  son  of  Katherine  Mary 
Walrond  (114-35)  and  Charles  Arthur  Wilhams  Troyte;  b.  25  Sept. 
1867,  Bradfield,  Devon,  England®;  m.  Brigadier-General  Francis 
Sudlow  Garratt,  C.B.,  D.S.O.,  8  May  1897,  All  Saints  Church,  Hunts- 
ham,  Devon®;  son  of  Rev.  Sudlow  Garratt  of  Merifield  Anthony, 
Cornwall,  and  Anna  Maria  dau.  of  Ven.  George  Barnes,  Archdeacon 
of  Barnstaple,  Devon®;  b.  18  June  1859,  Merifield,  Cornwall®. 

Brig.-Gen.  Garratt  was  in  Afghanistan  1879-80,  and  of  the  6th 
Drgn.  Guards  in  1878;  Captain  in  1887,  Major  in  1897;  in  South 
Africa  in  1899-1902;  afterwards  commanding  4th  Cavalry  Brigade. 
Lieutenant-Colonel  comm.  3d  Dragoon  Guards  in  1903,  and  6th 
Dragoon  Guards  in  1904;  Colonel  in  1906;  retired  1911;  Brig.- 
Gen.  in  1912. 

Residence,  —  Llwynbarried,  Rhayader,  Wales. 

Children  of  Frances  Lucy  Troyte  (114-82)  and 
Brig.-Gen.  Francis  Sudlow  Garratt. 

I.  Gertrude  Mary,  b.  3  July  1898,  at  38  Pont  Street,  London®. 

II.  Esther  Frances,  b.  21  Jan.  1900,  Exeter,  Devon®. 

III.  Irene  Katherine,  b.  28  Oct.  1905,  Knightley,  Exeter®. 


752  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

114-83.  GILBERT  JOHN  ACLAND  TROYTE,  son  of  Katherine 
Mary  Walrond  (114-35)  and  Charles  Arthur  WiUiams  Troyte;  b. 
4  Sept.  1876,  Huntsham  Court,  Bampton,  Devon,  England®;  m. 
Gwladys  Eleanor  Quicke,  12  Oct.  1909,  Newton  St.  Cyres,  Devon®; 
dau.  of  Ernest  Henry  Godolphin  Quicke  Esq.  of  Newton  St.  Cyres, 
and  Adelaide  dau.  of  Arthur  Collyns  Esq.  of  New  Zealand®;  b.  21 
Oct.  1885,  Christ  Church,  New  Zealand®. 

Gilbert  John  Acland  Troyte  is  Captain  of  the  King's  Royal  Rifles, 
was  wounded  in  the  South  African  War  in  1901,  and  is  mentioned 
in  despatches  Oct.  1914. 


114-84.  HERBERT  WALTER  ACLAND  TROYTE,  son  of 
Katherine  Mary  Walrond  (114-35)  and  Charles  Arthur  Williams 
Troyte;  b.  13  Sept.  1882,  Huntsham  Court,  Bampton,  Devon, 
England®;  m.  Marjorie  Florence  Pjth,  3  Feb.  1910,  at  St.  Luke's 
Church,  Chelsea,  London®;  younger  dau.  of  Charles  Guy  PjTn  of 
Casar's  Camp,  Sandy,  Bedford,  and  Emily  Mildred  dau.  of  Henry 
Thornton  of  Battersea  Rise®;  b.  14  May  1891,  at  35  Cranley  Gar- 
dens, London®. 

Herbert  Walter  Acland  Troyte  is  Captain  in  reserve  regiment  of 
1st  Royal  Devon  yeomanry. 

Children  of  Herbert  Walter  Acland  Troyte   (114-84)   and 

Marjorie  Florence  Pym. 

I.  Anne,  b.  12  June  1912,  at  35  Cranley  Gardens,  London®. 
II.  John,  b.  21  Jan.  1914,  at  35  Cranley  Gardens®. 


114-85.  HON.  EVELYN  MAUD  WALROND,  dau.  of  William 
Hood  Walrond,  1st  Lord  Waleran  (114-36)  and  Ehzabeth  Katha- 
rine Pitman;  b.  6  Feb.  1872,  New  Court,  Topsham,  Devon,  England®; 
m.  George  Russell  Northcote,  27  Oct.  1901,  Bradfield  Chapel,  Uff 
culme,  Devon®;  son  of  Rev.  Henry  Moubray  Northcote  of  Temple 
Hill,  Devon,  and  Georgiana  eldest  dau.  of  Richard  Ford  Esq.  of 
London®;  and  nephew  of  Sir  Stafford  Henry  Northcote,  8th  Bart, 
and  Earl  of  Iddesleigh®;  b.  10  Oct.  1863,  Monk  Okehampton,  Devon® 
(T.). 

Residence,  —  10  Collingham  Road,  S.W.,  London. 


114-86.  HON.  WILLIAM  LIONEL  CHARLES  WALROND,  son 

of  WilHam  Hood  Walrond,  1st  Lord  Waleran  (114-36)  and  Eliza- 
beth Katharine  Pitman;  b.  22  May  1876,  at  17  Cavendish  Square, 
London,  W.®;  m.  Charlotte  Margaret  Lothian  Coats,  18  June  1904, 
St.  Margaret's,  Westminster,  London®;  eldest  dau.  of  George  Coats 
of  Belleisle,  Ayr,  Scotland,  and  Margaret  Lothian  dau.  of  James 


AND   SAMUEL,    FIRST    VISCOUNT   HOOD.  753 

Tait  Black,  Esq.®;  b.  29  Nov.  1882,  at  19  Athol  Crescent,  Edinburgh, 
Scotland®. 

Hon.  William  Lionel  Charles  Walrond  is  M.P.  for  Tiverton  Divi- 
sion, Devon,  since  1906. 

Residence,  —  Bradfield,  Cullompton,  Devon. 

Children  of  Hon.  William  Lionel  Charles  Walrond  (114-86) 
AND  Charlotte  Margaret  Lothian  Coats. 

I.  William  George  Hood,  b.  30  Mar.  1905,  at  39  Park  Lane, 

London®. 
II.  John  Humphrey,  b.  15  May  1908,  at  11  Hill  Street,  Berkeley 
Square,  London®. 

114-87.  HON.  DOROTHY  KATHARINE  WALROND,  dau.  of 
William  Hood  Walrond,  1st  Lord  Waleran  (114-36)  and  Elizabeth 
Katharine  Pitman;  b.  1  Oct.  1877,  at  58  Queen  Anne  Street,  Lon- 
don, England®;  m.  Arthur  Robert  Pyers  Joseph  Mary,  5th  Viscount 
Southwell,  28  Oct.  1897,  St.  Mary's  Church,  Cadogan  Street,  Lon- 
don, S.W.®;  son  of  Thomas  Arthur  Joseph,  4th  Viscount  Southwell, 
K.P,,  and  Charlotte  Mary  Barbara  eldest  dau.  of  Sir  Pyers  Mostyn, 
Bart.,  of  Talacre,  Flint,  North  Wales®;  b.  16  Nov.  1872,  Talacre, 
Flint®;  succeeded  1878;  D.L.  for  Co.  Leitrim. 

Residence,  —  Knolton  Hall,  EUesmere,  Salop. 

Children  of  Hon.  Dorothy  Katharine  Walrond  (114-87)  and 
Arthur  Robert  Pyers  Joseph  Mary,  5th  Viscount  Southwell. 

I.  Hon.  Robert  Arthur  William  Joseph,  b.  5  Sept.  1898,  at 

65  Cadogan  Square,  London,  S.W.®. 
u.  Hon.  Francis  Joseph,  b.  31  Mar.  1900,  Brook  Street,  London, 

W.®. 
m.  Hon.  John  Michael,  b.  17  Dec.  1901,  Knolton  Hall,  Files- 
mere,  Salop®, 
rv.  Hon.  Elizabeth  Katharine  Mary,  b.  2  June  1904,  Knolton 

HaU®. 
V.  Hon.  Joan  Evelyn  Mary,  b.  24  Sept.  1909,  at  10  Collingham 
Road,  London,  S.W.®. 


114-88.  HON.  WALTER  ALEXANDER  HEPBURN-STUART- 
FORBE&-TREFUSIS,  son  of  Margaret  Walrond  (114-37)  and 
Charles  Henry  Rolle  Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis,  20th  Baron 
Clinton;  b.  1  July  1879,  at  32  Bruton  Street,  Berkeley  Square, 
London®  (T.) ;  educated  at  Eton  and  Royal  Mihtary  College,  Sand- 
hurst; late  Captain  Scots  Guards,  with  the  Egj^ptian  Army;  Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel, CoUingw^ood  BattaHon  Naval  Brigade;  m.  Marjorie 
Winifred   Graham,    27   June    1911,    St.    Margaret's,    Westminster, 


754  THE  DESCENDANTS   OF  SUSANNAH   LINZEE 

London®;  dau.  of  Sir  Henry  John  Lowdes  Graham,  K.C.B.,  and  2d 
wife  Lady  Margaret  Georgiana  Compton  2d  dau.  of  the  4th  Marquis 
of  Northampton®;   b. . 

114-89.  HON.  EVELYN  MARY  HEPBURN-STUART- 
FORBES-TREFUSIS,  dau.  of  Margaret  Walrond  (114-37)  and 
Charles  Henry  Rolle  Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis,  20th  Baron 
Clinton;  b.  3  July  1883,  at  32  Bruton  Street,  Berkeley  Square,  Lon- 
don® (T.);  m.  Major  Harry  Stuart  Ravenhill,  22  Feb.  1911,  Trinity 

Church,  Brompton,  London®;  son  of  the  late  Major-General 

Ravenhill,  R.H.A.,  and  ;    b.  22    Feb.  1872,  . 

Staff  Paymaster,  army  pay  department. 

Child    of   Hon.    Evelyn    Mary    Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Tre- 
Fusis  (114-89)  AND  Major  Harry  Stuart  Ravenhill. 

I.  Alexander  Trefusis,  b.  29  July  1914,  Fleet,  Hants®. 

114-90.  HON.  ROBERT  HENRY  HEPBURN-STUART- 
FORBES-TREFUSIS,  son  of  Margaret  Walrond  (114-37)  and 
Charles  Henry  Rolle  Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis,  20th  Baron 
Chnton;  b.  1  July  1888,  32  Bruton  Street,  Berkeley  Square,  London, 
England®  (T.);  m.  Dorothy  Marguerite  Elizabeth  Herbert,  5  Aug. 
1914,  Orleton,  Shropshire®;  dau.  of  Colonel  Edward  William  Her- 
bert, C.B.,  D.S.O.,  of  Orleton,  Wellington,  Salops,  and  Beatrice 
Anne  dau.  of  Sir  Hedworth  Williamson,  8th  Bart.®;  b.  4  Mar.  1888, 
Belgrave  Mansions,  Grosvenor  Gardens,  London,  S.W.®. 


114-91.  HON.  HARRIET  MARGARET  HEPBURN-STUART- 
FORBES-TREFUSIS,  dau.  of  Margaret  Walrond  (114-37)  and 
Charles  Henry  Rolle  Hepbum-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis,  20th  Baron 
Clinton;  b.  20  Mar.  1891,  32  Bruton  Street,  Berkeley  Square,  Lon- 
don, England®  (T.);  m.  Captain  Eustace  Widdrington  Morrison 
Bell,  4  Aug.  1914,  Holy  Trinity,  Brompton,  London®;  son  of  Sir 
Charles  William  Morrison  Bell,  1st  Bart.,  of  Otterburn  HaU,  Els- 
don,  Northumberland,  and  Louisa  Maria  2d  dau.  of  William  Henry 
Dawes,  J. P.,  of  the  Hall,  Kenilworth,  Warwickshire®;  b.  10  Feb. 
1874,  Roche  Court,  near  Salisbury,  Wilts  (T.). 

114-92.  GERTRUDE  FELLOWES,  dau.  of  Edith  Isabel  Wal- 
rond (114-40)  and  James  Herbert  (Fellowes)  Benyon;  b.  29  Aug. 
1876,  London,  England®;  m.  Rev.  Francis  Edward  Rooke,  Vicar  of 
Mortimer,  West  End,  Berks,  14  Jan.  1897,  St.  Mary's  Church,  Mor- 
timer®; 4th  son  of  Rev.  Canon  Frederick  John  Rooke  of  Rampis- 
ham,  Dorset,  and  2d  wife  Ellen  Trelawny  Jago  of  Plymouth,  Devon®; 


AND   SAMUEL,    FIRST   VISCOUNT   HOOD.  755 

b.  23  June  1862,  Rampisham®;   he  took  the  name  of  Trelawny  in 
1914,  by  Royal  license. 

Residence,  —  Coldrenick,  Menheniot,  Liskeard,  Cornwall,  Eng- 
land. 

Children  of  Gertrude  Fellowes  (114-92)  and  Rev.  Francis 

Edward  (Rooke)  Trelawny. 

I.  Henry  Wallace,  b.  17  Nov.  1897,  Old  Wolverton,  Bucks, 

England®. 
n.  Marjorie  Lilian,  b.  24  Feb.  1900,  Old  Wolverton®. 

Family  records  of  Gertrude  Fellowes  (114-92)  were  contributed  by  herself. 

114-93.  NANCY  FRANCES  WALROND,  dau.  of  Arthur  Mel- 
ville Hood  Walrond  (114-41)  and  Marion  Coleridge;  b.  9  Sept. 
1891,  Exeter,  Devon,  England®;  m.  Reginald  Bonsor,  30  July  1914, 
St.  George's,  Hanover  Square,  London®;  son  of  Henry  Cosmo  Orme 
Bonsor,  D.L.,  of  Kingswood,  Warren,  Epsom,  Surrey,  and  38  Bel- 
grave  Square,  S.W.,  London,  and  1st  wife  Emily  Gertrude  Fellowes®; 
b.  9  Aug.  1879,  40  Belgrave  Square,  London®  (T.). 

114-94.  WINIFRED  MARGARET  ISMAY,  dau.  of  Lady  Mar- 
garet Alice  Seymour  (114-62)  and  James  Hainsworth  Ismay;  b. 
30  Aug.  1893,  Chrisleton  Rectory,  near  Chester,  England®;  m.  Noel 
Livingstone-Learmonth,  26  Apr.  1913,  at  Iwerne  Minster  Church, 
W.  Blandford,  Dorset®;  son  of  the  late  Andrew  James  Livingstone- 
Learmonth,  and  Frances  Maxwell  Buchanan  (who  m.  2d  Lord  Port- 
man),  dau.  of  the  late  Boyd  Alexander  Cuninghame,  R.N.®;  b.  25 
Dec.  1871,  Ercildoune,  Victoria,  AustraKa®. 

Child  of  Winifred  Margaret  Ismay  (114-94)  and 
Noel  Livingstone-Learmonth. 

I.  Margaret  Frances,  b.  25  Feb.  1914,  at  2  Wyndham  House, 
London,  S.W.®. 

Family  records  of  Winifred  Margaret  Ismay  (114-94)  were  contributed 
by  herself. 


CHAPTER   IX. 

THE  DESCENDANTS   OF   HANNAH   ROWE   LINZEE  AND 
THOMAS  COFFIN  AMORY. 

For  the  ancestors  of  Hannah  Rowe  Linzee  (121)  see  Chapter  V. 

121.  HANNAH  ROWE  LINZEE,  dau.  of  Captain  John  Linzee 
(118)  and  Susannah  Inman;  b.  19  Oct,  1775,  Boston,  Mass.,  at  ^ 
past  7  in  the  morning,  as  Hannah  Rowe,  dau.  of  John  and  Susannah 
Linzee®;  bapt.  20  Oct.  1775,  at  Trinity  Churchf,  as  Hannah,  dau. 
of  Capt.  John  and  Susannah  (Inman)  Linzee;  d.  29  Dec.  1845, 
Boston*,  as  Hannah  Rowe  Amory%  aged  70  y.,  bur.  tomb  No.  47 
Trinity  Church;  removed  to  Mt.  Auburn  Cemetery,  Cambridge, 
Mass.;  m.  Thomas  [Coffin]  Amory,  28  Apr.  1795,  Boston*,  by  Rev. 
Samuel  Parker,  at  Trinity  Church  (0 ;  son  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth 
(Coffin)  Amory*;  b.  25  Mar.  1767,  Boston*,  as  Thomas,  son  of 
Thomas  and  Elizabeth  Amory;  d.  15  Nov.  1812,  Boston*,  as  Thomas 
C.  Amory,  aged  45  y.,  bur.  tomb  No.  47  Trinity  Church;  removed 
to  Mt.  Auburn. 

(Chart  and  Family  History  of  the  Descendants  of  Hugh  Amory, 
by  Gertrude  Euphemia  Meredith,  compiled  for  Frederick  Amory  of 
Boston). 

(Memoir  of  The  Family  of  Amory,  N.E.H.  &  G.R.,  for  1856). 

Thomas  Coffin  Amorj^  was  one  of  Boston's  successful  merchants, 
he  resided  at  21  Franklin  Place  during  the  winter  season  and  passed 
his  summers  in  Brookline;  his  mother,  the  daughter  of  William  Coffin, 
was  the  first  cousin  of  Sir  Isaac  Coffin,  R.N.,  the  son  of  Nathaniel 
Coffin.  Mr.  Amory's  death  caused  general  sorrow  and  mourning 
among  his  business  associates,  friends  and  relatives;  his  influence 
extends  down  to  the  present,  through  the  positions  of  honor  and 
usefulness  held  b}^  his  descendants. 

(Suff.  CX:  647)  To  the  Honourable  Thomas  Dawes,  Judge  of 
Probate  of  Wills  &c.  for  the  County  of  Suffolk.  It  being  inconvenient 
for  me  to  administer  on  the  Estate  of  Thomas  C.  Amory  late  of 
Boston,  Merchant,  deceased,  intestate,  I  hereby  signify  the  same  to 
your  Honour,  and  request  that  Jonathan  Amory  Jun"".  of  said  Bos- 
ton, Merchant,  may  be  appointed  to  that  trust.  Dated  thirtieth 
day  of  November,  Anno  Domini  1812. 

Hannah  R.  Amory. 

Examined  John  Heard  Jun.  Reg^ 


(})  George  Ticknor,  in  his  "  Life  of  Prescott,"  says,  she  was  married  in  a 
house  on  Bedford  St. 

756 


Susan  Lixzee  (Tildex)  Torrfy 
1804-1  S();j 


THE    DESCENDANTS    OF   HANNAH   ROWE   LINZEE  757 

(Suff.  CLXXXVIII:  264)  Jonathan  Amory  Jun^  of  Boston 
appointed  administrator,  30  Nov.  1812. 

(Suff.  CCIII:  30)  Jonathan  Amory  Jun^,  merchant,  as  adminis- 
trator, and  Richard  SuUivan  Esq.  and  Aaron  Dexter,  Physician, 
all  of  Boston  Co.  Suff.  as  sureties,  held  in  the  sum  of  $400,000.  Dated 
30  Nov.  1812. 

(Suff.  CXI:  1-5)  Boston  December  2^  1812.  Sir:  — We  the 
subscribers,  friends  and  relatives  of  Thomas  C.  Amory  Esquire, 
late  of  Boston,  deceased,  beg  leave  to  submit  for  your  consideration, 
whether  under  the  circumstances  in  which  his  widow  is  left,  the 
mother  of  a  large  young  Family,  that  may  for  many  years  dwell  and 
enjoy  with  her  their  equal  shares,  it  would  not  be  best  for  you  to 
direct  to  be  given  to  Mrs.  Amory  the  Horses,  Carriages,  Plate, 
furniture,  liquors  and  wood,  of  which  her  husband  died  possessed. 
Our  desire  that  this  gift  may  be  made  arises,  not  for  the  above  reason 
alone,  but  that  she  may  be  enabled  the  more  easily  to  live  in  the 
manner  in  which  during  the  lifetime  of  her  husband  she  hath  been 
accustomed.  We  are  Sir,  respectfully  your  obeindt  servants,  Jona- 
than Davis,  Jonathan  Amory  Jun^  Aa.  Dexter,  Stephen  Deblois, 
John  Amory,  Nath'.  Amory,  John  B.  Fitch,  Joseph  Tilden. 

Agreed  to  11  Jan.  1813,  by  Thomas  Dawes,  Judge  of  Probate. 

Inventory  of  the  Estate  of  Thomas  C.  Amory,  amounted  to  $111,- 
119.75.,  apprized  by  Joseph  Pence,  Joseph  Foster,  Sam.  B.  Goddard. 
Dated,  11  Jan.  1813. 

(Suff.  CXIV:  185)  Additional  account,  brought  the  inventory 
to  $695,424.09. 

Among  other  names  of  beneficiaries  are  the  following:  John  I. 
Linzee,  $10,093.88;  Rose  Fitch,  $10,000;  S.  I.  Cunningham,  $10,000. 

(p.  571-4)  Thomas  C.  Amory's  Division.  The  petition  of 
Thomas  Rowe  Amory,  Mary  Linzee  Dexter,  Samuel  Linzee  Amory, 
Susan  Amory,  William  Amory,  Ehzabeth  Ann  Amorj^,  Charles 
Amory,  and  Hannah  Louisa  Amory,  all  of  Boston,  Co.  Suff.,  minors, 
children  of  Thomas  C.  Amory. 

Joseph  Tilden  guardian  of  Thomas  Rowe  Amory,  Samuel  Linzee 
Amory,  Susan  Amory,  WilHam  Amory,  Ehzabeth  Ann  Amory, 
Charles  Amory  and  Hannah  Amory. 

Thomas  A.  Dexter,  husband  and  guardian  to  Mary  Linzee  Dexter. 

Dated  30  Sept.  1816. 

(Suff.  CCCXVII:  106)  William  Amory  became  admr.  14  Nov. 
1831.     Confirmed  30  Feb.  1832. 

(Suff.  CXLV2:  97-8)  Boston  July  1,  1847.  Heirs  of  Thomas  C. 
Amory:  William  Amory  administrator,  Thomas  C.  Amory,  Thomas 
A.  Dexter  for  self  &  Mary  L.  Dexter,  Ed.  D.  Sohier  for  self  &  H.  L. 
Sohier,  G.  M.  Dexter  for  self  &  E.  Ann  Dexter,  Joanna  Amory,  W"". 
H.  Prescott  for  self  &  Susan  Prescott.  Charles  Amory  only  heir 
not  signing  is  in  Europe. 

In  the  possession  of  Mrs.  Ellen  Amory  Dexter  (121-36)  King, 


758  THE   DESCENDANTS   OF   HANNAH    ROWE   LINZEE 

there  is  a  child's  chair  belonging  to  Hannah  Rowe  Linzee  (121) 
Amory,  which  was  made  for  her  by  the  carpenter  of  H.M.  Ship 
"  Penelope  ".  Mrs.  King  also  has  Mrs.  John  Rowe's  urn  noiade  by 
Paul  Revere. 

(Suff.  CXLIV:  30)  I  Hannah  R.  Amory  of  Boston,  Co.  SufT., 
Mass.,  widow,  order  that  five  thousand  dollars  be  invested  as  a 
trust,  and  the  income  I  give  unto  my  brother  John  I.  Linzee  and 
Eliza  his  wife  during  their  joint  lives,  and  to  the  survivor,  at  their 
decease  to  the  children  of  said  John;  another  trust,  five  thousand 
dollars  for  my  niece  Maria  L.  Fitch,  and  at  her  decease  to  the  daus. 
of  my  daughter  Elizabeth  Ann  Dexter;  one  thousand  dollars  equally 
divided  to  Mary  I.  and  Grace,  daus.  of  my  deced  brother  Ralph, 
Susan  I.  the  dau.  of  my  brother  John,  and  Sarah  the  dau.  of  my  de- 
ceased sister  Sarah  I.  Cunningham;  to  my  friend  and  brother  in  law 
Joseph  Tilden  Esq.  two  thousand  dollars;  unto  my  dau.  Mary  L. 
Dexter  and  her  children,  and  my  son  in  law  Thomas  A.  Dexter; 
trust  for  the  children  of  my  son  Thomas  C.  Amory  and  paid  to  him, 
and  his  present  wife;  Joanna  the  widow  of  my  deced  son  Samuel  L. 
Amory;  pew  89  Trinity  Church;  children,  Mary  L.  Dexter,  Susan 
Prescott,  Elizabeth  Ann  Dexter,  William  Amory,  Charles  Amory, 
and  Hannah  Louisa  Sohier.  My  brother  in  law  Joseph  Tilden, 
trustee.  Made,  20  Feb.  1840.  Witnesses,  W.  D.  Sohier,  John  C. 
Brown,  Tho^  C.  A.  Linzee.     Proved,  12  Jan.  1846,  by  Joseph  Tilden. 

Obituary. 

Died,  at  her  residence  in  Franklin  Place,  December  29th.,  1845, 
Mrs.  Hannah  Rowe  Amory,  aged  70.  Mrs.  Amory  was  not  one  of 
those  who  take  pleasure  in  ostentatious  eulogy,  nor  indeed  were  the 
unostentatious  quahties  of  her  own  character  at  all  suited  to  this; 
but  yet  it  may  be  permitted  to  pay  a  brief,  though  unavaiUng  tribute 
to  so  much  excellence,  while  the  impression  made  by  it  is  still  fresh 
upon  us. 

More  than  thirty  years  have  elapsed  since  the  death  of  her  hus- 
band, Thomas  C.  Amory,  a  man  that  will  be  long  honored  in  this 
community  for  the  integrity,  high  sentiments  of  honor,  and  muni- 
ficent spirit  associated  with  it,  and  which  is  still  cherished  with  the 
warmest  recollection  by  those  now  surviving  who  enjoyed  the  privi- 
lege of  his  friendship. 

Left  with  a  numerous  family,  without  the  guidance  of  the  friend 
on  whom  she  had  been  so  long  accustomed  to  lean  for  counsel  and 
support;  Mrs.  Amory  found  in  herself  resources  of  which  she  was 
probably  not  before  aware.  From  the  moment  of  her  husband's 
death,  she  devoted  herself  with  exemplary  fidelity  to  the  care  and 
education  of  her  children,  and  it  was  her  happiness  to  receive  from 
them  in  return  the  homage  of  truly  grateful  and  affectionate  hearts. 
But  her  sympathies  were  not  confined  to  her  own  household,  and 


AND    THOMAS   COFFIN   AMORY.  759 

she  became  the  centre  of  a  large  circle  of  kindred  and  friends,  who 
found  a  welcome  hospitality  under  her  roof  in  the  hour  of  prosperity, 
and  all  the  alleviations  which  love  and  kindness  could  render  in  the 
time  of  trouble.  To  those  who  had  no  other  claims  on  her,  but  the 
ordinary  ones  of  humanity,  her  hand  was  ever  open,  and  many  a 
poor  heart  has  been  gladdened  by  the  relief  made  more  grateful 
by  the  unobtrusive  and  delicate  manner  in  which  it  was  adminis- 
tered. 

The  prominent  feature  in  her  character,  which  gave  an  expression 
to  all  the  rest,  was  her  love  of  truth;  truth  in  thought,  word  and 
action.  She  proposed  to  herself  the  straight  rule  of  right,  and  no 
temptation  could  have  been  strong  enough  to  seduce  her  from  it; 
and  no  threat  to  intimidate  her.  She  had  that  moral  courage,  which 
belongs  to  such  a  character,  and  never  shrunk  from  avowing  her 
measures,  or  her  motives.  Faithful,  constant  and  true,  all  knew 
where  to  find  her ;  and  in  doubtful  and  trying  times,  and  such  occur 
in  every  domestic  circle  in  the  course  of  years,  she  was  always  to  be 
found  faithful  to  her  duty,  whatever  sacrifices  it  might  involve. 
Such  sacrifices  seemed  to  cost  little  to  one  who  had  early  the  difficult 
lesson  of  sacrificing  self. 

Guided  by  high  principle  and  an  undeviating  sense  of  duty  through 
life,  she  was  able  to  meet  death  without  terror;  she  advanced  slowly 
but  certainly  towards  that  goal,  by  that  long  and  lingering  malady, 
under  which  the  spirit  too  often  sinks  with  the  decay  of  bodily 
strength.  But  her  spirits  did  not  fail  her,  and  she  passed  through 
this  painful  period  with  the  same  equanimity  which  she  had  shown  in 
health.  She  had  none  of  the  excitability  of  a  morbid  temperament 
which  so  often  causes  unnecessary  suffering  to  the  mind  enfeebled 
by  disease;  still  less  was  she  disturbed  by  those  gloomy  apprehen- 
sions which  hang  aroun